Research In Practice Track

Research in Practice Track-Specific Competencies

1)  Conduct a comprehensive review of the scientific evidence related to a public health problem or intervention.

2)  Assess the health status of populations and their related determinants of health and illness.

3)  Generate hypotheses and variables to measure health problems.

4)  Use research and/or evaluation science methodologies and instruments to collect, analyze and interpret quantitative and qualitative data.

5)  Employ ethical principles in the collection, maintenance, use and dissemination of data and information.

6)  Demonstrate team-building and collaborative methods to engage community members in research/and or action to identify and solve health problems.

In addition to MPH core courses, students select from among track-specific selective and elective courses, which include:

  • Program Planning and Evaluation (PHS 7060)
  • Qualitative Methods in Community Health (PHS 7015)
  • Introduction to Biostatistics II (PHS 7001)
  • Epidemiological and Translational Research (PHS 7020)
  • Database Design and Implementation  (PHS 7450)
  • Introduction to Health Care Informatics (PHS 7070)
  • Clinical Trials Methodology (PHS 7310)
  • Health Survey Methods (PHS 7110)


In addition, students may take advantage of other courses offered throughout the University to enhance their individualized program of study.