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Epidemiology and Population Health Department (EPHD)

Welcome to the Epidemiology and Population Health Department. The EPHD provides training in quantitative methods, which can be used to understand population health needs and the patterns and etiology of disease as well as to evaluate health interventions in the community. The department offers courses in methods of epidemiological surveillance and in methods of research design, data collection, and analysis. The department also offers courses in population theory and methods of analysis that examine the link between health and population concerns.

Degrees and Programs

Graduate and undergraduate students in the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Faculty of Medicine, and the School of Nursing may choose from a range of courses including epidemiology, biostatistics, and population.

The major offerings to health sciences students are in the form of core, required, and elective courses to graduate students leading to: 

- the Master of Public Health (MPH) program, 

- the Master of Science (MS) in Epidemiology program, and 

- the Master of Science (MS) in Population Health program, in addition to undergraduate students in health sciences. 

Members of the department coordinate and participate in teaching the courses of the preventive medicine and public health program of the Faculty of Medicine. Courses in statistics and epidemiology are also offered to graduate students in the Faculty of Medicine and to undergraduate students in the School of Nursing.


Professor Abla Sibai appointed MENA Regional Representative for the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA)


Ms. Asma Shehab

Department Administrative Assistant

AUB Main Numbers: 961 1 340460 350000 374444 374374

ext. 4640

Mailing Address

Epidemiology and Population Health Department

Faculty of Health Sciences

American University of Beirut

Van Dyck Building

PO Box 11-0236

Riad El-Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon

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