UNMC is offering a new doctoral degree in epidemiology.
Dr. Dana Loomis, Professor and Chair of Department of Epidemiology, says this is the fifth doctoral program in UNMC’s College of Public Health.
Dr. Loomis says epidemiology is the basic science of public health, providing knowledge that’s important for all the health disciplines.
It also generates scientific data that helps in decision making across health fields. Dr. Loomis says it is a broad field that’s not just about investigating disease outbreaks.