Welcome to the School of Epidemiology and Public Health (SEPH)

On behalf of our entire community, I would like to welcome you to the School of Epidemiology and Public Health (SEPH).  We are proud of our tradition of excellence in teaching and research.  Our school comprises over 250 learners, over 35 core faculty, and over 175 cross-appointed and adjunct faculty.  We have excellent relationships with the other schools and departments in the Faculty of Medicine, and other Faculties at the University of Ottawa.  We also have strong partnerships with affiliated research institutes (Ottawa Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Royal Hospital, and Bruyère Hospital) and have established collaborations with many local, provincial and federal government organizations.

At the heart of the SEPH is a highly collegial and collaborative group of experts; our research activities and teaching are highly interdisciplinary.  Our faculty lead world class research in the areas of classic epidemiology, clinical epidemiology, public health, biostatistics, health research methods, implementation science, health services, health policy and systems, and global health. 

We train the next generation of health researchers and public health physicians. SEPH offers several programs including Master and Doctoral level training in Epidemiology, Master of Public Health, and graduate diplomate in Population Health Risk Assessment and Management. In addition, we train future public health physicians via our Public Health and Preventive Medicine (PHPM) residency program.  Our Summer Institute is a short and intensive opportunity for the general public or future graduate trainees to investigate their interest in the introductory principles of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Our graduates have an outstanding track record of securing careers in the academic, research, government and community sectors.

We live, work and play in the City of Ottawa on the unceded territory of the Algonquin people.  Our city has wonderful opportunities to enjoy scenic and recreational activities in nature, multicultural food and experiences, and a vibrant arts, theatre, history and music scene. 

We welcome you to our community.

Melissa Brouwers,

Professor and Director, School of Epidemiology and Public Health

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