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Statements of Excellence in Epidemiology
Why I want to help you with your Personal Statement of Purpose in Epidemiology
Helping applicants to graduate programs in the area of epidemiology allows us to have the privilege of making important contributions to saving innocent human life, especially as concerns environmental and public health issues in less-developed countries, our central focus at www.statementsofpurpose.com. We are especially concerned with in the way in which less-developed countries, in particular, need to become more self-reliant through the ongoing, sustainable development of crucial, new environmental protection and public health policies, practices, and education. It is an honor for us to help those who will have an influence in the future over critically important policy decisions in the allocation of resources for epidemiological research. We have now helped dozens of applicants in the area of epidemiology who are now strategic decision makers and advisers for non-profits, international agencies, working for national governments or staying engaged with cutting-edge epidemiological research in both public and private sectors. It will be an honor for us to assist you as well in the fulfillment of your professional dreams in epidemiology.
The Humanitarian Side of Epidemiology
You probably went into this branch of medicine with humanitarian intentions. Let’s face it, there is huge scope within this and other medical fields to go into the developing world and help others less fortunate than ourselves, as well as those closer to home. The world needs epidemiologists! Let’s look at some of the work and study opportunities open to you now.
Jet Off to Africa
The Ministry of Health is looking for an Epidemiologist to work on the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) in Kampala, Uganda at the time of writing. In this position, you would technically support the NMCP strengthen monitoring and evaluation, data generation and analysis and help with the design and implementation of program activities related to monitoring and achieving the objectives of the Uganda Malaria Reduction Strategic Plan. You’ll need your degree in Epidemiology or Public Health and a master’s in Biostatistics or Epidemiology; five years or more work experience as an epidemiologist in a public health institution; experience monitoring malaria surveillance systems, plus other skills.
Looking for something a bit closer to home? The Michigan Public Health Institute is a nonprofit seeking an epidemiologist to work full-time on the Michgan’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) and analyze data from the childhood blood lead surveillance system; support the CLPPP Surveillance Manager with implementing the electronic laboratory “blood lead message” project; work on quality assurance and control; plus many more tasks.
You’ll need a master’s degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, statistics or a similar discipline and three years’ experience in epidemiology, unless you have a doctoral degree, in which case you’ll only need one years’ experience. The starting salary is $54,165-$75,296.
A NASA-funded Project
If a part-time position is what you’re after, you have a Bachelor’s, some experience working and would love to study and work at the same time, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is looking for a research scientist to work on a NASA grant-funded project called: “Using Remote Sensing and Environmental Data to Quantify Social Vulnerabilities to Heat Stress and Strengthen Environmental Public Health Tracking and Heat Mitigation Efforts”. Cool, right? Duties would include conducting spatial analyses of project data including modeled temperature, observed temperature, land cover, and population characteristics; developing and documenting analysis plans; giving presentations to study team regarding findings, etc.
You’ll need a bachelor’s degree in Epidemiology, Environmental Health, Public Health, Statistics/Biostatistics, Environmental Science or another related field and at least three years’ experience in an appropriate field. A master’s degree substitutes for one year’s experience, a doctoral for two.
Check out http://cfusion.sph.emory.edu/ for more positions. Just go to “search jobs”.
Courses For Epidemiologists
Master’s in Epidemiology and Human Genetics
This is an example of a fairly standard program at the University of Maryland Baltimore, USA, which doesn’t specialize in development or international health specifically. However, it gives you a good grounding in the observational, biostatistical, molecular and genomic tools you can apply in clinical practice, and different tracks of specialization to suit your interest: Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine, Clinical Research, and Human Genetics and Genomic Medicine. It’s only 1087 USD per semester for international students.
M.Sc. Public Health for Development
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in the UK provides students with the skills needed to appreciate and analyze public health problems in developing countries, design and evaluate actions to improve public health and understand global health issues, development and provision of health services from a multidisciplinary perspective.
The program costs 22,680 EUR for non-EEA members and is a one-year, full-time program or a two-year part-time program.
Master’s in Global Disease Epidemiology and Control
This master’s trains students to become the future leaders in identifying disease etiologies; in the design, implementation and evaluation of biomedical interventions and prevent, mitigate and treat diseases of a global nature. It’s held at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
M.Sc. Tropical Medicine & International Health
This course is held at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK. The course aims to develop the careers of doctors whose interest lies in global health and tropical diseases. This is a one-year, full-time course which can alternatively be split over two years, but no part-time option is available. It costs 19,450 GBP for non EEA students.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows a positive outlook for epidemiologists, but if you want to go further afield the world is your oyster. There is so much great work to be done, and you’d certainly be wise to polish your skills as much as possible before launching your career abroad or elsewhere. If you’d like some help with your admission and personal statement writing, please do get in touch.
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