Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics


Teaching of the highest quality and relevance is a major component of the Departmental mission. These teaching activities involve more than 500 students each year.

Biostatistics Courses

Preventive Medicine and Public Health at UCSF

Doctoral Program in Epidemiology & Translational Science

Training in Clinical Research (TICR)

Clinical and Translational Sciences Training (CTST)

The Department hosts a website for Clinical and Translational Sciences Training (CTST), which provides a wealth of information regarding training and career development opportunities for students, fellows, residents and junior faculty.


Preventive Medicine Residency; Dr Rutherford, Director. The Department, in conjunction with the Department of Family and Community Medicine, sponsors the Joint Residency Program in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine with the School of Public Health at Berkeley. This two-year residency for physicians who have completed their clinical training emphasizes prevention research and public health practice in managed care environments. Residents spend their first year obtaining an MPH degree at UC Berkeley and their second year in practicum rotations at SFGH, SF Department of Public Health, California Department of Health Services, Kaiser Permanente and other agencies.

The Women's Health Clinical Research Center Fellowship; Dr Grady, Director, is funded by the Mount Zion Health Fund and trains young physicians in clinical research methods in women's health. Fellows are selected based on research promise, demonstrated interest in women's health issues and excellence in clinical care and teaching. The fellowship is a two-year training program that combines didactic training with consistent mentoring and research collaboration.

To learn about other fellowship opportunities, visit the Clinical and Translational Sciences Training (CTST) website.

Continuing Medical Education (CME)