The PhD in Prevention Science and Community Health will prepare students with the necessary expertise and interdisciplinary background to contribute to 21st century prevention and community health research. Students will be trained in both traditional and innovative areas of prevention science. These include etiology, intervention design and evaluation, innovative data collection and analyses, and implementation science.
The Prevention Science program offers students the unique opportunity to interact with faculty who specialize in all stages of the intervention development and evaluation process, as well as in various methodologies such as community-based participatory research and mixed-methods research. Program faculty are experts in cultural diversity and health disparities. They are focused on acculturation; cultural predictors of health disparities; and efficacious methods, strategies, and programs for reducing health disparities locally, nationally, and internationally. Key research areas include: substance use, HIV, cancer, diabetes, obesity, delinquency and depression.
All PhD in Prevention Science students are required to complete 75 credit hours. These include:
- course courses in intervention design, implementation science and statistics
- elective coursework
- the dissertation
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|PRE-REQUISITE: Students entering the PhD program without an earned MPH, MSPH, or equivalent public health degree are required to take these EPH 600 & EPH 621 courses:|
|Introduction to Public Health (3 cr)|
|Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3 cr)|
|EPH 604||Clinical Trials||3|
|EPH 617||Disease Prevention and Health Promotion||3|
|EPS 622||Community Well-being and Change: Theory and Practice||3|
|EPH 623||Determinants of Health and Health Disparities Across the Life Course||3|
|EPH 626||Health Equity||3|
|EPH 647||Community-based Participatory Research||3|
|EPH 703||Statistical Methods in Epidemiology||4|
|EPH 705||Statistical Methods in Epidemiology II||3|
|EPH 717||Integrating Behavior Health Theories and Models||3|
|EPH 731||Developing, Adapting and Evaluating Interventions||3|
|EPH 732||Introduction to Dissemination and Implementation Science||3|
|EPH 752||Advanced Research Methods||3|
|NUR 670||Qualitative Methods in Research||3|
|PSY 633||Structural Equation Modeling||3|
|PSY 634||Hierarchical Linear Modeling||3|
|Professional Development Seminars 1||4|
|Professional Development Seminar (Course must be taken 4 times at 1 credit each semester)|
|Innovations Seminars 2||4|
|Doctoral Dissertation- Post Candidacy|
|Total Credit Hours||75|
1 Students complete the Professional Development Seminar in Years 1 and 2.
2 Students complete the Innovation Seminar in Years 3 and 4.