Anton J. Kuzel, M.D.
Professor and chair

The Department of Family Medicine and Population Health hosts both a robust residency program for family physicians and academic programs at the graduate level dealing with critical issues in public health. Within the department, the Division of Epidemiology integrates research, education and public health service programs. The department offers a Ph.D. degree in epidemiology along with a fully accredited Master of Public Health degree. Close ties to the Virginia Department of Health allow opportunities for students to immerse themselves in experiential learning with these public health partners. The doctoral training program in epidemiology cultivates public health scientists equipped to use state-of-the-art research methods for the purpose of advancing fundamental knowledge of issues central to the improvement of population health.