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Population Medicine

Graduate work in the Population Medicine Concentration Area includes research in epidemiology of a variety of species, medical geography, assessment of management practices on food animal production systems, production medicine for food industries, developing and monitoring systems for health and productivity, computer based record keeping systems, and development of applied statistical and analytic methods. Students selecting Population Medicine will focus on one or more of these areas.

A highly individualized curriculum of study is designed to meet the needs and interests of the student while satisfying selected requirements by the faculty. These include courses in epidemiology, statistics and other quantitative disciplines. Additional courses may be chosen by the student and his/her advisor from a large number of college and university offerings.

Courses Required for the Population Medicine Concentration

ST 512 Experimental Statistics for Biological Sciences II; Fall, Spring, & Summer (3 credits)

CBS 580 or UNC EPI 160 or UNC EPI 168 Clinical Veterinary Epidemiology (3 credits)

EPI 160 (UNC) Principles of Epidemiology

EPI 168 (UNC) Fundamentals of Epidemiology

CBS 650 Seminar in Pop Med & Vet Public Health (1 credit; minimum 3 credits total for doctoral students; minimum 2 credits total for master’s students)

CBS 754 Principles of Analytical Epidemiology; Spring (3 credits)

Other Courses from NC State

CBS 760: Molecular Technologies for Epidemiologic Investigation; Spring (3 credits)

CBS 780: Veterinary Production Epidemiology; Spring (2 credits)

ST 505: Applied Nonparametric Statistics; Fall (3 credits)

ST 506: Sampling Animal Populations; Fall (3 credits)

ST 520: Statistical Principles of Clinical Trials; Fall (3 credits)

ST 535: Statistical Methods for Quality and Productivity Improvement; Fall (3 credits)

ST 711: Design of Experiments; Fall (3 credits)

ST 715: Theory of Sampling Applied to Survey Design; Fall (3 credits)

ST 731: Applied Multivariate Statistical Analysis; Spring (3 credits)

ST 733: Spatial Statistics; Spring (3 credits)

ST 732: Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis; Spring (3 credits)

ST 745: Analysis of Survival Data; Spring (3 credits)

ST 755: Advanced Analysis of Variance and Variance Components; Spring alternate odd years (3 credits)

ECG 741: Agricultural Production and Supply; Fall (3 credits)

ECG 748: Theory of International Trade; Spring (3 credits)

ECG 751: Econometrics Methods; Fall (3 credits)

ECG 765: Mathematical Methods for Economics; Fall (3 credits)

Courses taught at UNC School of Public Health Biostatistics or Epidemiology Depts.

Can be used as equivalents to many of the courses noted above.

231 Bayesian Statistics

256 Introduction to Nonparametric Statistics

257 Nonparametric Procedures in Biometric Research

259 Applied Time Series Analysis (3)

260 Advanced Probability and Statistical Inference I & (261) II

262 Generalized Linear Models or 263 Advanced Linear Models

264 Advanced Survey Sampling Methods

265 Linear Models in Categorical Data Analysis (3).

266 Advanced Linear Models

271 Demographic Techniques

280 Theory and Methods For Survival

Name Email Concentration Research Emphasis
Glen Almond Population Medicine Swine Health & Production
Kevin Anderson Population Medicine Bovine mastitis, detection of antimicrobial residues, improved therapy and diagnosis
Benjamin Callahan Population Medicine Ecology and evolution of microbial communities
Maria Correa Population Medicine Disease control and evaluation programs relating to food safety and zoonoses; rabies control
Derek Foster Population Medicine Antimicrobial resistance, food animal pharmacology, gastrointestinal physiology
Margaret Gruen Population Medicine Human-Animal Interaction; Pain Management; Cognition and Ageing
Tobias Kaeser Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Population Medicine Swine immunology and large animal models
Suzanne Kennedy-Stoskopf Population Medicine
Cristina Lanzas Population Medicine Epidemiology and ecology of infectious diseases in animal and human populations
Jay Levine Population Medicine Aquatic animal epidemiology and ecosystem health, microbial communities, and environmental monitoring
Barbara Sherman Population Medicine Modulation of anxiety, fear, and aggression in companion animals
Michael Stoskopf Pharmacology, Population Medicine Environmental and aquatic animal medicine
Andrew Stringer Population Medicine Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), Infectious Disease and Community Engagement
Sid Thakur Population Medicine Concentration Leader Molecular Epidemiology of Resistant Food Borne Pathogens
Kara Walker Population Medicine Behavioral Ecology