Epidemiology Journal Club

Epidemiology Journal Club

Our Purpose: The UM Epidemiology Journal Club (EJC) is a student-led organization that provides an inclusive environment for graduate students to learn about and discuss current topics in epidemiology through the review of peer-reviewed journal articles published in the scientific literature. The EJC facilitates critical thinking and dialogue about issues related to advanced epidemiologic research methods, novel analytic techniques, practical applications of epidemiologic research, and important trends in the field of public health.


Our Objectives: Through a combination of student-led presentations, faculty support, and general discussion, the EJC specifically aims to provide members with opportunities to achieve the following:

  1. Expand understanding of modern epidemiology study design, methodology, and analysis
  2. Gain experience in the critical evaluation of published research articles
  3. Improve proficiency in analyzing and interpreting findings reported in the scientific literature
  4. Stay informed of current advances in epidemiology and public health research and practice
  5. Further develop skills necessary to present research findings to an academic audience
  6. Stimulate analytical thinking and disseminate novel epidemiologic findings among public health students at UM
  7. Promote communication between students, faculty, and researchers within the Department of Public Health Sciences and across related UM graduate programs


EJC Leadership: Sharleen Traynor, Manny Ocasio, Jordan Baeker-Bispo
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Adina Zeki al Hazzouri & Dr. Wayway Hlaing