Analytic, Research and Quality Improvement (QI) Skills

By completing a Master’s degree program at BU School of Public Health (BUSPH) and an array of Preventive Medicine curricular offerings, you will achieve knowledge and skills in epidemiology and biostatistics which will be used to study and evaluate population health services. The research and analytic competencies are solidified and developed through mentored research projects, as described below.

Master’s Degree in Population Health Research at BUSPH: You will be equipped with key analytic and research skills by enrolling as a part-time student in either the Epidemiology or Translational and Implementation Sciences degree program.

Interdisciplinary Seminars: Include academic seminars and research in progress presentations that will prepare you to produce, present, and fund scholarly projects that inform community-based prevention programs, policies, and strategies needed to improve the physical and social environment in which people live. You will present your ongoing scholarly project focused on factors affecting maternal health outcomes during these conferences.

Quality Improvement training workshop series: You will learn about the quality and patient safety movement and the conceptual framework and methodology of QI.

Public Health Literature Appraisal Course (Journal Club): You will learn how standard research techniques are applied to address specific research questions and lead discussions covering such issues as study validity, results, and applicability to clinical practice and public health programs.