Delve deeply into epidemiological theories, research, and evidence-based practices and make an immediate impact in your field through an applied epidemiological research project. This professional doctorate, developed around national public health curriculum standards, is one of the few online DrPH programs in Epidemiology. The curriculum emphasizes the biogenetic, environmental, psychosocial and occupational factors that contribute to national and global population-based health disparities and the epidemiological practices associated with infectious disease investigation, prevention and control in public health environments. Capella's multidisciplinary approach to public health education also provides you with opportunities to collaborate with other public and private sector professionals whose work often intersects with the field of public health.
With your Doctorate in Epidemiology from Capella, you'll analyze and apply multidisciplinary research to the design of public health programs and surveillance systems. You'll also learn how to devise policy and implementation strategies from a systems perspective to address immediate and long-term public health issues from an inter-professional and multidisciplinary perspective.
Common jobs with an online Doctorate in Epidemiology include adjunct, part-time or full-time faculty, chief public health advisor, director of prevention and control, disease surveillance specialist, epidemiologist (non-clinical), health research analyst, infection prevention and control professional, outbreak investigation coordinator, public health epidemiologist, research analyst or supervisory senior epidemiologist. Potential workplaces include: consulting firm, community college, government, health care organization, nonprofit organization, land-based or online college or university, research organization, social welfare organization or state department of health.