Occupational Epidemiology

Occupational epidemiologists study populations for work-related patterns of disease and other adverse health outcomes. For example, they might identify and assess occupational risk factors such as pesticides, heavy metals, chemicals, or radioactive materials.

Occupational epidemiologists are often employed by state health departments, federal agencies, industry, consulting companies, academic institutions, and a diverse range of health care organizations

Funding from the Heartland Center – we’ll help pay for your graduate degree.

All students admitted to a Heartland Center training program are automatically considered for funding.
Support may be in the form of full or partial tuition and a monthly stipend.
The Heartland Center funding is for U.S. citizens only.

Training Program Requirements

Students interested in the OE training program and in receiving the funding offered by the Heartland Center must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Enrollment in one of the approved graduate degree programs (listed below)
  2. Approval of the director of the OE training program
  3. Enrollment in the OE Training Program required courses

Approved degree programs for the OE Training Program

Department of Occupational & Environmental Health

Department of Epidemiology


OE Training Program required courses:

EPID:4400 Epidemiology I: Principles 3 s.h.
EPID:6400 Epidemiology II: Advanced Methods 4 s.h.
EPID:5600 Intro to Epi Data Management & Analysis 3 s.h.
OEH:6510 Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology 3 s.h.
OEH:5620 Occupational Health 3 s.h.
OEH:5530 Interpreting Occupational & Environmental Health Research 2 s.h.
OEH:5010 Occupational & Environmental Health Seminar 1 s.h.
GRAD:7270 Principles of Scholarly Integrity 1 s.h.

Admissions Requirements

The first step is to be admitted to one of the following degree programs:

Additionally, you will need the consent of the OE Program Director to enroll in this Heartland Center program.

For more information contact:

David Asa, Graduate Program Coordinator