The area under the curve of the obesity epidemic is my future?
July 12, 2010 7:40 AM Subscribe
Help me find a career path or course of study that combines the topic I'm interested in (obesity and public health) with the methods I enjoy (applied math and computer science).
posted by telegraph to Education (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I have an undergraduate degree in math and computer science -- I did research projects during college in computational biology (positions I obtained based on my math and computer skills), but have no formal training in biology otherwise.
I find obesity and issues of public health fascinating, but I'm having trouble reconciling that with my background/desire to continue working in applied math/computational science. What career paths or courses of study would be good for me? Harvard School of Public Health has an interdisciplinary concentration in Obesity Epidemiology and Prevention
that looks pretty interesting, but that's all I've seen so far.
I realize that this question is really vague, and I obviously lack direction (okay, you think obesity is interesting and you like math... but what do you want to DO?), but that's why I'm asking.