Applied Epidemiology

The applied epidemiology program runs the Master of Philosophy in Applied Epidemiology (MAE) program, which is the Australian Field Epidemiology Training Program.

The MAE program places scholars in health departments, national centres of disease surveillance, and research institutions where they conduct applied epidemiological research projects.

Under this research theme, staff conduct research into surveillance and response to human disease outbreaks, which includes methods of training and teaching field epidemiology.

The MAE program is linked to a global network of FETP through membership of TEPHINET.

Visit the Master of Philosophy in Applied Epidemiology (MAE) program page for more information.


MAE scholar participate in various applied epidemiological investigations during their two years on the program. These projects aim to impact national and international public health policy, and include investigation of outbreaks, evaluation of surveillance, analysis of public health data and field investigations. Recent investigations include a national survey of mental health in Kashmir, evaluation of early warning surveillance following Cyclone Winston in Fiji, analysis of mesothelioma epidemiology in the Australian Capital Territory, and case control studies of Salmonella linked to fresh produce.