About GGE

Graduate Group in Epidemiology

Epidemiology is the multidisciplinary study of the distribution and determinants of health and disease in populations; it aims to advance scientific understanding of how to prevent, control, and eradicate disease and to enhance population performance and health.

The mission of the Graduate Group in Epidemiology (GGE) is to provide rigorous training in the principles and practice of epidemiology with an emphasis on quantitative analytic methods and the mentoring of novel epidemiologic approaches. Areas of emphasis include epidemiologic methods and biostatistics; health services and health economics; infectious disease epidemiology; nutritional epidemiology; occupational and environmental epidemiology; reproductive, perinatal, pediatric and developmental epidemiology; social and behavioral epidemiology; wildlife epidemiology; zoonotic and vector-borne diseases, and cancer epidemiology.

If there are questions, please contact Christi Boyter, the Graduate Program Coordinator, who will return your e-mail or phone message promptly.

Graduate Group in Epidemiology Chair

Dr. Christopher Barker, cmbarker@ucdavis.edu

You may also contact one of the Group’s Graduate Advisors:

Dr. Lihong Qi
Department of Public Health Sciences
Division of Biostatistics School of Medicine

Dr. Beatriz Martinez Lopez
Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, CADMS
School of Veterinary Medicine