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Where Are Alumni Now?

Department of Epidemiology graduates are prepared to assist with designing and implementing epidemiological studies and to analyze and prepare reports from such studies or from other sources of health data. They may find positions in a wide variety of organizations in the health care sector including pharmaceutical firms, voluntary health agencies, health departments, consulting firms, hospitals, health insurance and managed care agencies, and others. Some go on to doctoral studies in epidemiology or in medicine. Listed below are only a few of the organizations where Department of Epidemiology alumni are working.

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Heart Association
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • DePuy Inc (subsidiary of J&J)
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Johnson and Johnson
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Merck & Co. Inc.
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  • Pfizer Inc
  • RWJ University Hospital
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Sanofi-Aventis
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Universiy of Kentucky
  • Yale University

What do Alumni Say?

“Receiving my MPH from the SPH helped train me to work in various public health related fields, ranging from program evaluation, breast cancer research, and a global health outcomes fellowship at one of the top pharmaceutical companies. In addition to the excellent faculty and comprehensive courses, the fieldwork research project gave me the hands on experience needed to further strengthen the education I received.”
--Veronica Ashton, MPH ‘09
"The education and training I received at the SPH prepared me well for my job. Every day Idraw upon the skills I learned, such as: using SAS to create cohorts  and run regression   models, interpreting results and assisting in writing papers. Using these skills, I have been able to contribute to the field, as well as to the fight against cancer."
--Roma Shah, MPH ‘10
"The SPH‘s rigorous    curriculum taught me how to assess health-related issues on a population level. As a result, the MPH equipped me with the essential, fundamental tools I needed to be successful in my career moving forward."
--Mehul Jhaveri, PharmD, MPH ‘09
“My fieldwork experience continues to be instrumental in the quality of my work as is the coursework I completed at SPH which taught me to think critically and balance the importance of statistical significance and clinical importance.”
--Jessica Long, MPH ‘10