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Biostatistics and Epidemiology


Where are alumni now?

Department of Biostatistics - Epidemiology graduates may work in health departments, hospitals, consulting forms, health insurance, managed care agencies, biotech and pharmaceutical industries, and academia. Students who receive a degree in biostatistics can anticipate participating in planning and implementation of experimental design and data collection, as well as in analysis, preparation of reports, evidenced-based decision-making and even develop new methods for statistical problems. Students who receive a degree in epidemiology 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. Our graduates can be found at:

  • Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Heart Association
  • Bayer Health Pharmaceuticals
  • Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Connecticut Healthcare System
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • DePuy Inc (subsidiary of J&J)
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • K&L Consulting Services, Inc.
  • Mannkind Corporation
  • Medco Health
  • Merck   Co. Inc.
  • Novo Nordisk, Inc
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • RWJ University Hospital
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Sanofi-Aventis
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Kentucky
  • US Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Yale University

What do Alumni Say?

“The School of Public Health has been a really impressive experience in my life. What I have gained is not just knowledge and skills, but also a different perspective or attitude. Every professor in the dept. is experienced. They care about students and are willing to spare time to help with course content or thesis projects. Besides, I can always learn from my classmates, who come from different areas of specialties.”
--Hui Gu, MS ‘12

"The education and training I received at the Rutgers School of Public Health while earning my MPH in epidemiology prepared me well for my job. Every day I draw 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

“Receiving my MPH in Biostatistics from the School of Public Health allowed me to learn and receive mentorship from top people in the field with many years of experience. I was able to grow in many ways, both as a professional and as a citizen to society.”
--Suzy Yang, MPH ‘09

“Receiving my MPH in epidemiology from the Rutgers School of Public Health 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