PhD in Epidemiology (PHD EPI)

Point of Contact

Graduate Chair: Eric Hurwitz, DC, PhD Phone: (808) 956-7425

The PhD in epidemiology is comprised of graduate faculty from the Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center, Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology, Department of Microbiology, and the Pacific Biosciences Reseach Center, thereby providing a diverse opportunity for those interested in pursuing a PhD in epidemiology.


Although applicants to the PhD program are not required to have a master's degree in epidemiology or a closely related field, all applicants are expected to have a master's degree and a strong background in the natural and/or social sciences. The program encourages applications from candidates who are committed to epidemiologic research and practice, and have past research and related work experience. Applicants should also have well-focuses research interests and career goals. A prospecitive applicant is expected to communicate with a faculty member in his/her area of interest or with the program's chair, and must be accepted as an applicant by a faculty member prior to seeking admission. The faculty member involved will serve as the advisor upon the individual's admission into the PhD program.


Name Area Email
Sandra P. Chang, PhD Tropical Medicine
James T. Douglas, PhD Microbiology
David Easa, MD Clinical Research
Andrew Grandinetti, PhD Epidemiology
Eric L, Hurwitz, DC, PhD Epidemiology
Alan R. Katz, MD, MPH Epidemiology
Loic LeMarchand, MD, PhD Cancer
Dongmei Li, PhD Biostatistics
Yuanan (Ron) Lu, PhD Environmental Health
Gertraud Maskarinec, MD, PhD Cancer
Vivek Nerurkar, PhD Tropical Medicine
Rachel Novotny, PhD Nutrition
Beatriz Rodriguez, MD, PhD Geriatric Medicine
Lon White, MD, PhD Geriatric Medicine
Lynne R. Wilkens, DrPH Biostatistics
Richard T. Yanagihara, MD, MPH Infectious Diseases