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JHSPH EPI PhD Program Presentation - Shared screen with speaker view
Fran (she/her) Burman
24:09
Epi-Ideas began in Fall 2016.
Anusha Yarava
26:48
Whether PhD program is a part time or full time program?
yavira
27:28
Are the classes carried out in person or virtually?
Fran (she/her) Burman
27:37
Full-time only at this time.
Madeline Brooks
27:48
What are SOURCE activities?
Mustafa Shuaib
28:07
Hi, I am an MPH candidate expected to graduate by july. I finished my courses and I am working on the dissertation. Can I apply to the PhD program?
Alexandra Tretyakova
28:16
Are there students who go direct MPH to PhD? I have like a combined over year of full time work but its a combo of summer time
Laura Camarata (she\her)
29:27
Re: EPI IDEAS- Department Commitment Denouncing Racism: https://www.jhsph.edu/departments/epidemiology/_pdf/Letter_on_Racism.pdf A short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W16dp1UNsMc
Nour Hammad
29:57
Same question here, but I'm an MSc in Global Health Candidate and I have been exposed to research all throughout my program
Fran (she/her) Burman
30:19
SOURCE coordinates all kind
Laura Camarata (she\her)
30:25
SOURCE is our community engagement office https://source.jhu.edu/
Clara Reyes
31:18
How many students are accepted?
Fran (she/her) Burman
32:03
We receive between 200-400 applications per year and make offers for a total of 14 students to enroll each year.
Clara Reyes
32:14
Thank you!
Hui Miao
32:21
How many students with only bachelor degree were accepted in the past years?
Fran (she/her) Burman
33:34
We will ask our Admissions Office to post the recording after the session.
Kelvin Blade
34:19
Is there a specific period of the program the TAship must be done? During the coursework portion or the final research portion of the program?
Moremi Hamblin
34:52
What year of the program do students begin to teach?
Laura Camarata (she\her)
35:10
@Kevin, you start in the second year, and must complete by graduation (year 4)
James C
35:24
Is the free tuition offered at baseline or do you need to apply for it?
Rose Pollard (she/her)
35:34
When applying, should applicants apply to any training grants separately/in addition to the SOPHAS application?
Alexandra Tretyakova
35:45
Is the stipend generally enough to cover rent and living in Baltimore?
Laura Camarata (she\her)
35:49
But most like to complete in the 2nd and 3rd years, as it helps prepare for the proposal and exams
Laura Camarata (she\her)
36:14
@Alexandra, I would say yes. Baltimore has a very reasonable cost of living. Annie and Yunwen could also speak to this.
Alexandra Tretyakova
36:32
That’s reassuring! Here in Ann Arbor, not so much :)
Laura Camarata (she\her)
36:42
@Rose, you should contact training grant director if you are interested in their program
Annie (she/her) Martin
37:02
Hi @Alexandra, it is a living stipend, yes! If you are interested, the NIH posts the size of training grants publicly online; most training grants are in line with the figures there.
Kelvin Blade
37:08
Are you allowed to work with an employer you are currently with to replace the stipend support, if the work is research based and epidemiology-related?
Laura Camarata (she\her)
37:24
@James, every student gets 100% tuition coverage for 4 years, no additional application necessary
Moremi Hamblin
37:34
Do we need to identify professors on the personal statement?
sahar
37:35
Is it recommended to reach out to a potential supervisor prior to applying? Sorry if this has been answered, had to join late.
James C
37:39
Thank you :)
Jayasree
37:44
Do you specifically prefer a masters subject to qualify for the admission, or anyone with Masters in any health science and medicine related subject can apply?
Alexandra Tretyakova
38:00
For work experience, is a cumulative one year fine or does it have to be a consecutive year of us not being in school?
Laura Camarata (she\her)
38:06
@Hui, it is very rare for a student to be admitted without a previous master’s degree
Alexandra Tretyakova
38:10
***broken up year
Alice Feng
38:29
Do we need to find a research lab or a PI prior the application?
Sutania
38:33
Does the work experience have to be in the field of epidemiology?
Annie (she/her) Martin
38:48
@Kelvin, yes. You can work externally from the school. This work does not have to be research or epi-related. You do need to balance your school work and research requirements as well as these external obligations, but many students do so
Jayasree
38:55
Is WES certification compulsory with the application..?
Nicole Rafalko
38:56
Can you go over the PI matching process?
Paavni Sangal
39:41
I graduated with an MPH in Epi and Biostats from BU earlier this year. Could you tell me a little bit about credits transfer from my masters?
Chigozie A Ogwara
40:04
How do students typically perform on the qualifying exams?
HanaLee
40:08
Hello, thank you for hosting this session. I was wondering in terms of funding, international students are not eligible for the NIH training grants, are there other similar support in research opportunities for international students (eg. research assistantships)?
Laura Camarata (she\her)
40:53
@Paavni, credits would not transfer. All doctoral students entering the first year from other master’s program follow the same first year curriculum
Fran (she/her) Burman
41:00
Adviser / PI matching happens throughout the application / interview/ and proposal development
Paavni Sangal
41:18
Alright, thank you!
Laura Camarata (she\her)
41:24
@Chigozie, our doctoral students typically do very well on the comprehensive exam
Chigozie A Ogwara
41:37
Thank you!
Daniel Chang
42:05
Can you provide some insight into the different research tracks (cancer epi, genetic epi, infectious disease epi, etc.) and opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration (via coursework or research) both within JHSPH and opportunities in the SOM and other JHU Schools?
Adaeze Anamege
42:39
I know SOPHAS takes 4-6 weeks to Verify applications. I have heard it is better to send in applications by November 1. Does that hold for JHU as well or do we simply have to click the submit button by Dec 1 even if verification comes after the deadline.?
Rose Pollard (she/her)
43:11
Could you please share how to find contact information for the training grant director, or where to find more information on the training grant application process? I'm not finding it easily on the website
Laura Camarata (she\her)
43:29
@HanaLee there are many opportunities to work as an Research Assistant, and there are also Teaching Assistantship Awards, that are roughly NIH stipend equivalent that international students are eligible for.
Fran (she/her) Burman
44:12
Websites and text for chat (answers):https://publichealth.jhu.edu/academics/phd-dept-of-epidemiologyCourse Requirements: https://e-catalogue.jhu.edu/public-health/departments/epidemiology/epidemiology-phd/#requirementstextRegistration for Admissions Office Engagement series:https://publichealth.jhu.edu/offices-and-services/office-of-admissions-services/information-sessions-and-open-houseHow to Apply: https://publichealth.jhu.edu/offices-and-services/office-of-admissions-services/how-to-apply/how-to-apply-faqsSOURCE: https://source.jhu.edu/Connect with Current Students:https://publichealth.jhu.edu/offices-and-services/office-of-admissions-services/connect-with-current-studentsOr JHSPH.ESO@jhu.eduFor further information, contact:Admissions Office - jhsph.admiss@jhu.eduEbony Moore – eamoore@jhu.eduFran Burman – FranBurman@jhu.edu
Laura Camarata (she\her)
45:15
@Rose, https://publichealth.jhu.edu/departments/epidemiology/programs scroll down to training programs
eposielonge
45:15
Are publications required for PhD admission? If so, how many?
Sasha Tretyakova
45:28
^^I saw the website said 6 on average
HanaLee
46:05
I don’t think there was a specified length for the personal statement, what would you recommend?
Fran (she/her) Burman
46:24
Last 3-year average acceptance: Undergraduate grade point averages of 3.5 / 4, and graduate grade point average of 3.6 in any field.  4-6 publications with 1-2 as first authors and 3.28 years of work or research experience
Moremi Hamblin
47:59
Thank you
Fran (she/her) Burman
51:42
Yes, SOPHAS does take 4-6 weeks to verify credentials so sooner is best for submitting applications.
Elvis Egwu
52:07
Is Pharmacoepidemilogy a track on its own?
Laura Camarata (she\her)
52:35
@Elvis, in is a focus within the General Epi Methods Track
Rachael Weisbrod
52:43
How supportive is this program of research interests that integrate more than one area of interest? For example, I am interested in the intersection between both environmental and infectious disease epi.
Ijeoma Itanyi
52:43
Is an official transcript needed for the application on SOPHAS?
Elvis Egwu
52:44
Ok thanks
Laura Camarata (she\her)
52:56
@Ijeoma, yes
Ijeoma Itanyi
53:17
Thank you, Laura
Laura Camarata (she\her)
54:49
https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/institute-genetic-medicine/index.html
Michelle Miao Qin
56:26
Do you have advice for a current undergrad (junior) interested in JHU’s PhD program? E.g., doing a Masters program before applying to your program vs. taking a couple years to research/work vs. applying straight through
Fran (she/her) Burman
57:52
Freeeman: Dr. Priya Duggal pduggal@jhu.edu and Dr. Chris Ladd-Acosta claddac1@jhu.edu
Annie (she/her) Martin
58:01
Hi @Rachael. Yes, you can do research across topic areas. The tracks do not necessitate your research be within that area alone and there is of course topical cross-over. Your selected track will dictate certain course requirements, but it does not mean you cannot attend courses outside of this or do research at such intersections!
Laura Camarata (she\her)
58:10
@Kevin, I accidentally lowered your hand, apologies! I will get you next.
Rachael Weisbrod
59:33
Thank you @Annie! I appreciate your very helpful response!
Dr Nandhni
59:41
Do you accept a certificate of masters taught in English from a Uk University as a language proficiency?
Beth Markos
01:00:32
Do you have examples of what recent alumni are doing now? Thank you!
Laura Camarata (she\her)
01:01:03
The DRPH can be completed part-time, https://publichealth.jhu.edu/academics/drph
Laura Camarata (she\her)
01:01:23
And is designed to be mostly asynchronous
Dr Sivaranjini
01:01:30
do you have separate Ph D course for cancer epidemiology
Laura Camarata (she\her)
01:02:40
We do, here is the one all cancer track students, https://www.jhsph.edu/courses/course/32166/2021/340.624.01/etiology-prevention-and-control-of-cancer
Paul’s iPhone
01:03:26
Hi- thanks for the presentation. Are NIH training grants linked to specific faculty or tracks within the PhD program?
Laura Camarata (she\her)
01:04:59
@Paul, typically yes, the training grant directors can advice
Laura Camarata (she\her)
01:05:05
*advise
Paul’s iPhone
01:05:30
Great. Thanks, Laura.
Laura Camarata (she\her)
01:05:37
Cardiovascular too!
Fran (she/her) Burman
01:06:36
Our alumni go to a variety of consulting, NIH, and other industry.
Kelvin Blade
01:07:57
What is the credit hour requirements for both the course work and the thesis?
Fran (she/her) Burman
01:08:35
We recommend 16 - 18 credits per academic term (8 weeks!) throughout the first two years.
Moremi Hamblin
01:11:03
Do you review applications as they come in or is everything pulled after the deadline?
Laura Camarata (she\her)
01:12:31
@moremi we review all applications, it is not rolling, but as Fran mentions, getting everything in earlier is better
caabond@iu.edu
01:12:40
Is there any possibility to continue research with a PI (or at least their research projects) from a separate university for thesis work? Or would it have to be only through Johns Hopkins?
Laura Camarata (she\her)
01:13:38
@caasbond, the primary adviser needs to be in the dept. There is possibility for a co-adviser externally
caabond@iu.edu
01:13:57
Thank you, Laura!
Fran (she/her) Burman
01:14:23
Our faculty are open to collaborations outside of the School but prefer to work with faculty they have experience and history with...
Moremi Hamblin
01:15:32
Can a student apply for a dual degree program after acceptance? Maybe in their 2nd year?
Laura Camarata (she\her)
01:16:16
@moremi, not typically, but there is an opportunity in some tracks to concurrently earn a masters in biostatistics
Moremi Hamblin
01:16:52
Thank you
Sharmistha
01:17:10
Thanks for your efforts in answering our varied queries. It was a lot to learn.
Jayasree
01:17:28
Do you specifically prefer a masters subject to qualify for the admission, or anyone with Masters in any health science and medicine related subject can apply?
Mustafa Shuaib
01:17:34
Thank you!
Ijeoma Itanyi
01:17:42
Thank you!
Vijaya Seegulam
01:17:53
Thank you! :)
Adaeze Anamege
01:17:59
Thanks for all the information! This was helpful
Eszter
01:18:26
Thank you so much for hosting this, very informational!
Nicole Rafalko
01:18:31
Thank you!
Nita Kanney
01:18:33
Thank you for all the great info!
Isabel Huesa (she/her)
01:18:33
Thank you all!
Sharmistha
01:18:34
Thanks
Hui Miao
01:18:37
Thank you!!
Folake
01:18:45
Thank you
Beth Markos
01:18:50
Thank you all for this session!
Mehrdad Khezri
01:19:03
Thank you very much!
Elena Jauregui
01:19:12
thank you!
Michelle Miao Qin
01:19:12
Thank you!
Revee's iPhone
01:19:14
Thank you
Sharmistha
01:19:14
You too
James C
01:19:18
Thank you!
Kelvin Blade
01:19:24
Thank You!