Education Programs

Welcome to the Education Program pages of the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine.  We provide the epidemiology and biostatistics curriculum for the OHSU School of Medicine, and for the tri-campus Oregon MPH Program.  Our faculty maintain a broad scope of courses and training opportunities in medicine and public health that cover a large array of methodological and topic-oriented courses.   We are committed to excellence in teaching and our accomplishments have received national recognition in recent years.  Our Department's training program in public health and  its residency in preventive medicine ranked second in the 2006 US News & World Report graduate school survey; and in 2004, the Department received the 2004 Outstanding Educational Program of the Year Award from the Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine.

We offer a CEPH-accredited Master in Public Health degree in epidemiology and biostatistics, a graduate Certificate in Biostatistics, an MS/MBST in Biostatistics, and an accredited residency program in Preventive Medicine.  We also over specialty training, including summer research training institutes in epidemiology research methods and biostatistics.

We invite you to read about us here on our Web pages, and to contact us for more information.

Bill Lambert, PhD
Director of Education
Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine

MPH - Epidemiology and Biostatistics

The Epidemiology and Biostatistics track of the Oregon MPH Program prepares students for a variety of public health careers involving basic and applied research. Courses emphasize the use of quantitative methods for analyzing and addressing health problems.

Learn more about the MPH Program, the admissions process, and program requirements

MD - MPH Joint Degree Program

The MD/MPH joint degree program is part of the Biostatistics & Epidemiology Track of the Oregon MPH Program and is designed for prospective students considering a clinical career in a population-based practice or a career in research, policy, or programs that would be enhanced by a degree in public health.

Learn more about the MD - MPH Program

Master of Science in Biostatistics (MS) and Master of Biostatistics (MBST)

The new Master of Science in Biostatistics and Master of Biostatistics (MBST) degree programs at OHSU are designed to provide graduate level training in the application and theory of biostatistics. They are primarily aimed at those wishing to pursue careers as intermediate level biostatisticians or apply for doctoral programs in Biostatistics. The programs are also appropriate for individuals who have earned a Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics and wish to pursue further training. 

Learn more about our Master's Degrees in Biostatistics 

Graduate Certificate - Biostatistics

This program is designed to provide basic and intermediate graduate level biostatistics training for a diverse range of students in the health sciences. It is primarily aimed at those wishing to become more skilled in applied biostatistics methods and theory.

Learn more about the Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics

Preventive Medicine Residency

A fully-accredited residency program in the Department of Public Health & Preventive Medicine at OHSU The mission statement of Preventive Medicine Residency, 'to train physicians in the dynamic and multi-dimensional field of population-based preventive medicine, which incorporated epidemiology, public health, managerial medicine, health policy, research, academic teaching and cross-disciplinary communication.

Learn more about the Preventive Medicine Residency

Contact Us

William Lambert, PhD
Associate Professor
Director of Education
Director, Epidemiology & Biostatistics Track, Oregon MPH
Fax: 503-494-4981

Jodi Lapidus, PhD
Director of Biostatistics Graduate Programs
Fax: 503-494-4981

John Stull, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
MD/MPH Program Director,
Preventive Medicine Residency Director
Fax: 503-494-4981

Elena Andresen, PhD
Program Director, PhD in Epidemiology
(503) 494-2275
Fax: (503) 494-6868

Tree Triano, MS
Education Manager
Fax: 503-494-4981

Hillary Regan

Preventive Medicine Residency Coordinator
Fax: 503-494-4981

Natalie Chin
Education Assistant
Fax: 503-494-4981


For questions about our Biostatistics Graduate Programs, please contact biostatprogram@ohsu.edu or 503-494-1158.

For questions about our Preventive Medicine Residency or MPH program, please contact us at phpm@ohsu.edu or 503-494-1158.