Epidemiology of Aging

EPI 210 Winter 2020 (2 units)
Course Director: Jacqueline Torres, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics


This seminar course offers an introduction to the methods involved in epidemiologic research of aging and to common dysfunction in elderly populations. Students will learn to integrate epidemiologic methods and subject matter knowledge to critically appraise literature about aging and age-related diseases and disorders.

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand theories of biological and social processes that underlie the development of diseases and disorders in aging populations;
  • Apply epidemiological and statistical methods to questions asked in aging populations, especially in a longitudinal context; and
  • Identify major risk factors associated with diseases and disorders in older populations.


Course Director:

Jacqueline Torres, PhD
email: Jacqueline.Torres@ucsf.edu


Course content will be delivered through weekly interactive lectures. These will take place on Fridays from 8:45 AM to 10:15 AM, Jan. 8 to Mar. 19


All course materials and handouts will be posted on the course's online syllabus.


Grading is based on the following distribution:

  • Class Participation (25%)
  • Student Presentation (25%)
  • 2-Page Written Assignments (15%)
  • 5-page Written Assignments (35%)

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To apply for this course, please fill out and submit the application below. Course fees are covered by the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. The deadline for application is December 21, 2020. Only one application needs to be completed for all courses desired during the quarter.

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