The Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine is part of the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, the largest school within the Monash University Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

Our principal role is to conduct research and to train undergraduate and postgraduate students in public health and preventive medicine.

We are Faculty’s principal source of skills in epidemiology (including clinical epidemiology), biostatistics and large scale clinical data-management. Particular expertise in large epidemiological studies, multicentre clinical trials, clinical registries, evidence synthesis and health social science.

We work closely with the major Monash affiliated hospitals, research institutes and public health units within Victoria. Our skills provide a key resource underpinning translational research within our Faculty.


The Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine consists of ten divisions:

  • ASPREE Research
  • Cancer Research
  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Research Methodology
  • Health Services
  • Occupational and Environmental Health Services
  • Critical Care Research
  • Social Sciences Research
  • Metabolism Ageing Genomics
  • Teaching and Learning

Learn more at monash.edu/medicine/sphpm/divisions


Our teaching includes graduate research (PhD, Masters), postgraduate, undergraduate, honours and short courses.

Learn more at monash.edu/medicine/sphpm/teaching