Stipend and Tuition Support Available for PhD applicants in Injury Epidemiology

OSU Division of Epidemiology, College of Public Health

Stipend and Tuition Support Available for PhD applicants in Injury Epidemiology

Division of Epidemiology, College of Public Health

Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio


The Division of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, Ohio State University is seeking applicants for a PhD program in injury epidemiology to start in the fall 2020 semester.


Area of doctoral study:

All areas of injury and violence research, particularly traffic injuries and substance abuse/overdose.


Admission criteria:

  • Master’s degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health or a related field
  • GPA: minimum: 3.0
  • GRE: minimum (verbal and quantitative combined) is generally 310; the analytical writing score is preferred at the 50th percentile or higher
  • International applicants: WES evaluations for all non-U.S. transcripts
    • TOEFL score (minimum: 79) or IELTS (minimum 7.0)
  • Decisions are made largely on GPA, GRE, recommendations, personal statement and experience.

Benefits of Acceptance:

  • Stipend and full tuition support available.
  • Faculty mentor: Motao Zhu (MD, MS, PhD), associate professor at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Ohio State University. Dr. Zhu has led an active career in research for more than 15 years, and has received excellence in teaching award.
  • Involvement in NIH- and CDC-funded studies such as cellphone use while driving, traffic injuries, and opioid and substance abuse
  • The injury center ( is one of nine CDC-funded Injury Control Research Centers.

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