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Scott Bartell, PhD
Program in Public Health, and Department of Statistics
University of California, Irvine

Dr. Bartell and PhD student
Dr. Bartell with graduating PhD student Hyeong-Moo Shin. Photo courtesy of UCI Graduate Division, @UCIrvineGD.

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My Google Scholar profile and CV

Learn more about our research projects
UCI PFAS Health Study
Blood PFAS Calculator
C8 Science Panel Studies
Spatial Epidemiology Research Group
Anniston Community Health Survey
MapGAM, our R package for individual-level spatial epidemiology

Watch some of my webinars
Using Group-Level Variables in Epidemiology (August 19, 2022)
Breaking Down Forever Chemicals (January 13, 2022) (registration required)
Understanding the replication crisis and its implications for epidemiology (October 21, 2021)
PFAS Exposure Assessment for Epidemiological Studies: Lessons from the C8 Studies, and Plans for the Multi-Site PFAS Study (February 4, 2020)

Are you considering graduate school? A graduate degree from a top university like UC Irvine requires substantial effort, but can be immensely useful. For example, the MPH (Master of Public Health) requires about two years, including a practicum with an outside employer, and is the minimum educational requirement for many professional positions in public health. A PhD is a longer undertaking, largely focused on learning to conduct independent research. If you want a career in research there is no better route than pursing doctoral studies, but this is a hard road! Carefully consider the tradeoffs before applying to PhD programs.

If you decide to apply to graduate school, read this advice regarding letters of recommendation. And here are some student research opportunities working with me.

And for fun...
Some surprising polling results