Epidemiology combines concepts and methods in biology, economics, mathematics, and statistics with the goals of understanding the distribution and determinants of disease, injury, and impaired productivity in populations, and recommending actions for prevention or control. The program provides rigorous training in the principles and practice of epidemiology with an emphasis on quantitative analytic methods and the mentoring of novel epidemiologic research.
The Nutritional Biology Graduate Group is an interdisciplinary program designed to provide the skills, and prepare students for modern, cutting-edge nutrition research. The faculty encompasses several colleges including the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, School of Medicine, and the School of Veterinary Medicine.
Students in the Nursing and Science Health-Care Leadership Doctorate Program gain advanced knowledge of model health-care systems; effective, efficient, and responsive health-care policy; organizational change practices; informatics; implementation science; effective leadership; community health; public health; nutrition; biostatistics; epidemiology; gerontology; rural health; and health disparities. Students graduate with qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for professional research and teaching in health-care and health policy.
Students in the Nursing and Science Health-Care Leadership Master’s Program gain advanced knowledge of model health-care systems; effective, efficient, and responsive health-care policy; organizational change practices; informatics; implementation science; effective leadership; community health; public health; nutrition; biostatistics; epidemiology; gerontology; rural health; and health disparities. Two tracks are provided. Students in the leadership track graduate with qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for professional research and teaching in health-care and health policy.
The Master’s Entry Program in Nursing prepares new nurses as leaders in quality and safety and advocates for diverse patient populations and agents of change for healthier communities. Graduates of the program are qualified to take the national licensing examination (NCLEX) for registered nurses, eligible for certification as a public health nurse and earn a Master of Science in Nursing Degree.
The Neuroscience Graduate Program is a highly interactive program that provides outstanding training in the neurosciences by a dedicated and internationally recognized faculty. Areas of research include the cellular and molecular structure of neurons, mechanisms of synaptic plasticity, development of the nervous system, organization of brain systems for motor control and processing of visual and auditory information, structure and function of memory and attention systems, and the pathobiology of neurological disorders.
Biophysics offers a graduate education program that focuses on the interface of biology, physics, chemistry, engineering, and mathematics, and explores the physical laws governing the properties and interaction of biomolecules and cells. The program’s faculty members have diverse research interests, which include structural biology, membrane dynamics, ion transport, electron transfer, nuclei acid, applied optics, computational biology, theory, cellular regulation, and imaging.
Biomedical engineering graduate students engage in a rich spectrum of advanced research at the molecular, cellular, tissue, systems, and organism levels, as well as in clinical practice. The program benefits from the UC Davis life sciences research environment that incorporates the work of more than 70 faculty members in departments across campus, including biomedical engineering; mechanical engineering; radiology; neurobiology, physiology, and behavior; chemical engineering and materials science; orthopedics; bioinformatics; and mathematics.
Students gain advanced knowledge of the use of engineering to efficiently produce, distribute, and process biological products, such as food, feed, and fiber, while conserving natural resources, preserving environmental quality, and ensuring the health and safety of people.
The Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (BMCDB) Graduate Group comprises students and faculty who share an interest in studying fundamental biological problems at the organismal, cellular, and molecular levels. Experimental approaches used to address these problems range from the atomic and ultra-structural levels to model organisms that include yeast to mammals.