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Biomedical Sciences D-204
1960 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-8267
E-mail: dewolfe@hawaii.edu


*Graduate Faculty

*F. D. Miller, MS, MPH, PhD (Chair)—epidemiology
*M. T. Goodman, MPH, PhD—epidemiology
*J. S. Grove, MS, PhD—biostatistics
*D. J. Gubler, ScD—arboviruses and vector-borne disease, epidemiology and control
*A. Imrie, PhD—epidemiology
*A. Katz, MD, MPH—epidemiology
*L. Kolonel, MPH, PhD—cancer research
*L. Le Marchand, MD, MPH, PhD—epidemiology
*G. Maskarinec, MD, MPH—cancer research
*S. P. Murphy, PhD—cancer research
*A. Nomura, MD, PhD—cancer research
*B. Rodriguez, MD, MPH, PhD—epidemiology
*C. Waslien, MSc, PhD—nutritional epidemiology
*L. R. Wilkens, DrPH—biostatistics

Degree Offered: PhD in Biomedical Sciences (Epidemiology)

The Academic Program

Programs of study leading to the doctor of philosophy (PhD) in biomedical sciences are administered by faculty in the School of Medicine. The PhD in biomedical sciences with a concentration in epidemiology is based in the JABSOM Department of Public Health Sciences and Epidemiology. Candidates who successfully complete this program will be able to teach and to provide consultative service in basic aspects of epidemiology. In addition, they will be able to conduct independent research in their area of concentration.

Applicants must have an acceptable master’s degree in epidemiology or a closely related field or a degree providing comparable background. The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) and three letters of recommendation are required for application.

A prospective applicant is urged to communicate with a faculty member in his or her area of interest or with the program’s chair and to be accepted as an applicant by a faculty member prior to admission. The faculty member involved will serve as an interim adviser upon the individual’s admission into the PhD program. A listing of the PhD in biomedical sciences (epidemiology) faculty is available at www.hawaii.edu/publichealth/academics/phdfaculty.html.

All candidates take a qualifying examination during their first year of enrollment to ascertain aptitude, strengths, and weaknesses in their basic preparation. The test results will be used in determining subsequent course work. This is usually followed by additional course work, a comprehensive examination, and dissertation research. Candidates should refer to the Catalog for procedural and substantive details.

A few teaching and research assistantships are available for degree candidates. In addition, there are a limited number of tuition waivers. Qualified students may also apply for East-West Center fellowships.