The clinical research fellowship is a two-year program that emphasizes the acquisition of skills necessary to develop a career in clinical research. Didactic training is undertaken that includes course work leading to a master’s of science in clinical research.

There are four tracks:
1. Clinical epidemiology / clinical effectiveness
2. Molecular epidemiology
3. Clinical trials
4. Translational research

Courses for the master’s of science in clinical research are taught in the Division of Epidemiology of the Department of Environmental Health at the University of Cincinnati including:

  • Introduction to Epidemiology
  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Rates and Proportions
  • Field Design and Methods
  • Regression Analysis
  • Statistical Methods in Epidemiology
  • Ethics in Research
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Health Outcomes Research

Other courses are available through the College of Medicine and on the West Campus of the University of Cincinnati. Additional information is available at:

It is expected that the fellow will complete research projects during the two-year program. Typically, this includes an original research project that is performed as the thesis for the master’s of science in epidemiology or clinical research. Additional research projects are encouraged.