MPH Core Orientation

MPH Core Orientation

Welcome incoming MPH students! On September 21st, we will have a MPH Core Orientation to introduce you to the first year curriculum. This meeting takes place at the Intellectual House and will be an opportunity for incoming Masters of Public Health students from across the School to begin getting to know one another. Additional information on the New Student Welcome Week can be found here

Students will have a chance to meet the MPH Core Program Director, core faculty, and staff from the Dean’s office. In this orientation, you will learn how the MPH Core Curriculum was developed, the teaching techniques that will be used in each of the classes, and have a chance to interact with other incoming students. 

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Important Information

Date: September 21, 2021

Time: 10:00AM-11:30AM (PST)

Who: All incoming MPH students (except COPHP and OMPH students)

Location: Intellectual House


Time Session Presenter


Welcome & Kick-off

Jalen Smith


Introduction to MPH Core

India Ornelas & Olivia van Brunt


Introduce MPH Core Faculty & Courses

All Instructors


Break Time



Meet your Learning Community 



Wrap Up

Jalen Smith


Graduate Student Preparatory Workshops: Info & Dates

All Math Skills and R Workshops will be delivered via Zoom. For any questions about the Graduate Student Preparatory Workshops, please contact Olivia van Brunt at


Therese Mar from the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity Instructional Center will be facilitating two sessions to help provide students with an understanding of basic math concepts and methods of statistical inference. We strongly recommend that you take this Graduate Biostatistics Basic Quantitative Skills Pre-Test to help identify areas in which you might benefit from a refresher.

Date Time Session
Sept. 7 3-5pm

Math Skills 1

  • Review of math skills
  • Order of Operations
  • Fractions, Percentages and Decimals
  • Algebra and cross tabulations
Sept. 8 3-5pm

Math Skills 2

  • Slopes and linear equations
  • Graphs of basic functions
  • Logarithms and Exponents
  • Word problems


The Center for Social Science Computation and Research (CSSCR) will host two sessions on R statistical computation software. R is required for EPI, BIOSTAT, and PHI courses. There are two opportunities to join each session, please make sure to register for both sessions 1 and 2. Prior to session 1, you will be sent a video on how to download R to your computer.

Date Time Session
Sept. 13 3-5pm

R Workshop Session 1A

Sept. 14 5-7pm

R Workshop Session 1B

Sept. 15 3-5pm

R Workshop Session 2A

Sept. 16 5-7pm

R Workshop Session 2B