The study of infectious diseases focuses on interactions between infectious agents, their hosts, and the environment that may lead to disease in humans. Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology is a multidisciplinary program. The curriculum is designed to emphasize the biology and molecular biology of host-pathogen interactions; host immune response to infection associated with protection or pathology, the ecology, evolution, and transmission of infectious agents, methods of laboratory-based surveillance and the epidemiology of infectious diseases.
The Division of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology (formerly known as the Division of Infectious Diseases) offers:
The professional MPH in Infectious Diseases. This is a 2 year MPH program for individuals who wish to develop and further their professional careers related to public health aspects of infectious diseases; and
The academic PhD degree. The program is offered as an interdepartmental graduate program by the Graduate Group in Infectious Diseases and Immunity. This degree is unique in emphasizing integrated, multidisciplinary training of host-pathogen-environmental interactions. It usually takes 5 years to complete the PhD Program.
IDV MPH Graduates 2010 Olivia Chang, Daniel Bohl and Meghan Althoff (from left to right)
The combination of a solid grounding in infectious diseases, intense training in epidmiology and biostatistics, and mentored international research has prepared me for exactly the type of career I always hoped to pursue.