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Public Health Modeling Concentration

The uniqueness of Yale’s Public Health Modeling Concentration is that it is available to all Master of Public Health students. Because we believe that modeling offers a useful lens through which to understand and improve the public health, we encourage our students to broaden their public health education in various departments with the perspectives and experiences the Public Health Modeling Concentration offers. Students who complete this concentration will be well prepared to take positions in a variety of organizations—public and private, local, national, and international—dedicated to understanding and shaping the complex forces that drive population health. MPH students in our traditional two–year program may complete this concentration while they satisfy the requirements of their respective departments or programs.

For Students who Expect to Graduate in 2022

Students enrolled in the YSPH Public Health Modeling Concentration must fulfill the requirements of their respective departments or programs. In addition, the Public Health Modeling Concentration requires the student to complete:

Public Health Modeling Concentration Course Requirements (4 course units)

Students must complete at least one of the following introductory courses:

  • EMD 553 Transmission Dynamic Models for Understanding Infectious Diseases - 1 unit
  • HPM 570 Cost-Effectiveness Analysis and Decision Making - 1 unit

Students must complete at least one of the following intermediate courses:

  • HPM 573 Advanced Topics in Modeling Health Care Decisions - 1 unit
  • BIS 534 Stochastic models and inference for the biomedical and social sciences (*This course not offered Fall 2019.) - 1 unit
  • EMD 538 Quantitative Methods for Infectious Disease Epidemiology - 1 unit

Students must complete a total of at least three of the five courses listed above.

Students must complete the following two course requirements:

  • EPH 520 Summer Internship (a substantive modeling component is required) - 0 units
  • EPH 580 and 581 Seminar for Modeling in Public Health (two semesters) - 0 units

Students must complete one additional elective course chosen from the list of pre-approved elective courses.

rev. 6.15.2020