Department of Epidemiology The mission of the Department of Epidemiology at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine is to play a leading role in the improvement of global public health. This is accomplished through its programs of research, education and service at the local, national and international level. The Department of Epidemiology has 21 full-time faculty members with many on-going clinical research projects. The faculty members have a wide range of research interests and expertise, including the epidemiology of cardiovascular/renal diseases, infectious diseases, reproductive health, cancer, environmental health, genetic and molecular epistemology, outcomes research, clinical trials and epidemiologic methodology. Specifically, the Department of Epidemiology seeks to: Advance knowledge with respect to a wide range of critical threats to public health through our research efforts; Translate this research knowledge into relevant training for the next generation of public health professionals, both in the classroom and through experiential learning opportunities; and Apply that knowledge in a wide range of service and practice activities and programs that have a direct impact on the public health of communities around the world. The Department stresses the development of analytic and technical skills that will give students a comparative advantage in future employment. The Department offers the following degrees: master of public health (MPH), master of science (MS), master of science in clinical research (MS), doctor of public health (DrPH), doctor of philosophy (PhD), interdisciplinary doctor of public health (DrPH) and a combined doctor of medicine/master of public health degree (MD/MPH).