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We are R experts with extensive experience in field epidemiology and public health - we know your challenges better than any university or company.

Our introductory course focuses on practical public health tasks, consists of 40 hours of synchronous instruction, and includes follow-up support. We also offer advanced courses on a variety of topics. We have trained over 500 epidemiologists at 120 agencies worldwide.

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Public intro courses (individual seats)

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Course Logistics Seat reservations and scholarship application Price
Introduction à R pour l’épidémiologie appliquée Langue : Français
Places : 12 payants, 12 boursiers
Dates: 27 mars - 27 avril
Jours : Lundis et mercredis
Heure : 1230-1600 GMT
(par exemple, les cours commencent le 27 mars à 1530 à Kampala, 1430 à Paris, 1330 à Kinshasa, 1230 à Dakar et Ouagadougou, 0830 à New York et Port-au-Prince). Tenez compte de l’heure d’été de votre région, car cela peut modifier l’heure de votre cours.
Plate-forme : Google Meet (gratuit, aucun téléchargement requis)
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US $975
Introduction to R for applied epidemiology Language: English
Seats: 12 paid, 12 scholarship
Dates: 19 March - 21 May
Days: Sundays (1x per week)
Time: 1630-2000 GMT
(e.g. starts on 19 March at 2200 in New Delhi, 1930 in Nairobi, 1730 in Brussels, 1230 in New York, 0930 in California). Be aware of your local daylight savings time, as it may shift your class time.
Platform: Google Meet (free, no download required)
Course registration and scholarships are closed

US $975
Introduction to R for applied epidemiology Language: English
Seats: 24
Dates: 31 May - 30 June
Days: Wednesdays & Fridays
Time: 1730-2100 GMT
(e.g. starts on 31 May at 2030 in Nairobi, 1930 in Stockholm, 1430 in Sao Paulo, 1330 in New York, 1030 in California). Be aware of your local daylight savings time, as it may shift your class time.
Platform: Google Meet (free, no download required)
Registration is closed US $975


Public health practitioners love our courses, saying:.

“Really tailored to the needs of epidemiologists. (Field Epidemiology Trainee)”

“The best online training I have ever had. (UK Health Agency epidemiologist)”

“I’ve taken other R courses - this is the best R training I’ve ever had. (US CDC epidemiologist)”

“The Applied Epi team has created a one-of-a-kind resource to elevate and expediate the work of field epidemiologists!”

“This course was 100 times better than what was offered during my MSc at a top-tier university.”

“This course put me lightyears ahead in only 5 days! (Epidemiologist, Save the Children)”

“This course addressed the problems on my mind, those day-to-day challenges. Other R courses are far too fast or abstract - this is the first I’ve taken where I actually want to continue!… in 1 hour, we resolved R problems I’ve had for 1 year! (Mentor, Liberia Field Epi Training Program)”

“Inspirational instructors. I cannot recommend highly enough. (Epidemiology team lead)”

“This is one of the most applicable, intense trainings that I’ve done. Every time I’m thinking - I can use this! (US local epidemiologist)”

“This whole experience make me feel quite emotional. In a world that is so inequitable, R is a great equaliser. I feel very empowered by this training. (Epidemiologist, Country of Georgia)”

“I took the Coursera course - this is SO MUCH BETTER. It is so much more tailored to my direct needs. I don’t think like a programmer, I think like an epidemiologst, so this is much more intuitive. (US local epidemiologist)”

Agencies we support

In addition to the 320,000 people who use our free resources, Applied Epi has delivered live training to personnel affiliated with:

International organisations and NGOs

The World Health Organization (WHO)
Doctors without Borders (MSF)
European CDC (ECDC)
International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC)
Resolve to Save Lives (RSL)
Vital Strategies
Save the Children
US CDC Central Asia Office
The CDC Foundation
Safe & Just Michigan

National Public Health Agencies

United States, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Democratic Republic of Congo, Ministere de la Santé Publique
Belize, Ministry of Health and Welfare
Kazakhstan, Ministry of Health
Uganda, Ministry of Health
Taiwan, Centers for Disease Control
Wales (UK), Public Health
Georgia, National Centre For Disease Control and Public Health
New Zealand, Institute of Environmental Science and Research
Turkey, Public Health General Directorate
Malaysia, Ministry of Health

Field Epidemiology Training Programs (FETPs)

The African Field Epidemiology Training Network (AFENET)
European CDC Fellowship Programme (EPIET/EUPHEM)
United Kingdom, Field Epidemiology Training Program
Nigeria, Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program
Liberia, Field Epidemiology Training Program
The Gambia, Field Epidemiology Training Program
Zambia, Field Epidemiology Training Program
Rwanda, Field Epidemiology Training Program
Namibia, Field Epidemiology Training Program
Peru, Field Epidemiology Training Program
Guatemala, Field Epidemiology Training Program
Philippines, Field Epidemiology Training Program
Saudi Arabia, Field Epidemiology Training Program

Local health agencies

The California Department of Public Health
The New York State Department of Health
Arizona Department of Health Services
Colorado Department of Human Services
The US Virgin Islands Department of Health
US counties: Sonoma (CA), Fulton (GA), Ingham (MI), Jackson (MI), Clinton (MI), Gratiot(MI), Montcalm (MI), Barry (MI), and Eaton (MI)
The Southern Plains Tribal Health Board (Tribal Epidemiology Center, Oklahoma City)
Regional Public Health Agency for Ústecký kraj, Czech Republic
Mexico City Public Health Services

Academic Institutions

The University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) (Rwanda)
Emory University (Georgia, USA)
University of Medicine, Mandalay, Myanmar


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