RAYMOND KNUTSEN, Program Director
This concentration is designed for persons with a health professions background who wish to conduct
or participate in research related to their health profession. An adequate background in biological science
is assumed, with courses concentrating on epidemiology and statistics. One variant within this
specialization provides a greater emphasis on research and may allow students to complete a moderatesize
project with publication potential.
Concentration-specific prerequisite in addition to prerequisites required for the degree
License to practice a health profession in the United States or the country of usual residence
During their program, students are required to attend a minimum of twenty forums in the Department
of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Population Medicine; and/or Adventist Health Study.
The culminating activity consists of research, including a written report and oral presentation;
professional portfolio (upon completion of the research); a field practicum, and an exit interview with the
department chair (at the conclusion of the program).