A minor in Public Health Sciences (PHS) provides rigorous training in the health sciences to prepare students to analyze the complex issues surrounding population health. The interdisciplinary nature of Public Health means a PHS minor pairs well with a variety of majors’ campus-wide and students will benefit from this flexibility in their elective course choices. Students interested in affecting positive change around the world and understanding health systems will learn how to approach these issues from an interdisciplinary perspective.
A national reputation for life-changing biomedical discoveries, a passion for clinical care, and a commitment to caring for underserved communities – these are the hallmarks of UC Davis School of Medicine.
The Microbiology Graduate Group offers interdisciplinary, interdepartmental training and combines academic and experimental training in modern molecular approaches to microbiological problems. Areas of research span fundamental, applied, and pathogenic microbiology, including bacterial and viral pathogenesis, eukaryotic microbiology, microbial genomics and genetics, microbial physiology and development, microbial ecology and environmental microbiology, cancer biology, and bioengineering and bioremediation.
Students in the Health Informatics Graduate Group gain advanced knowledge of storing, retrieving, and interpreting medical and health information essential for health professionals and scientists. The program offers advanced training in biomedical and health informatics aligned with the current skills, environments, and health needs of the local and national community, for students to develop as independent and applied professionals for broad future careers.
The Clinical Research Graduate Program provides a solid clinical/translational research foundation for junior faculty, clinical and postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, medical students, and other health professionals interested in clinical research. The program will provide students with the foundations for disciplinary excellence, including the knowledge, skills, and perspective to engage in interdisciplinary investigations that will result in innovation and accelerated rates of translation of basic biomedical science into clinically useful therapies.
The Public Health Sciences Graduate Group includes instruction in epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental and occupational health, health services and administration, and social and behavioral science, and they prepare students for an expanding range of professional opportunities and roles in public health and medicine. The Master of Public Health Program is designed for people interested in disease prevention and community health.