History Timeline

The Master of Psychiatric Epidemiology Program (MPE)

The Master of Psychiatric Epidemiology Program was created by Dr. Lee Robins in 1989 to provide research training in psychiatric epidemiology. Dr. Wilson Compton took over the leadership of the MPE program in 1997. Dr. Compton left the University in 2002 for a position at the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Dr. Linda Cottler took over the leadership of the MPE program after Dr. Compton’s departure. When Dr. Cottler left to become Chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Florida in 2011, Dr. Rumi Price assumed leadership of the program. Over the next several years, Dr. Price successfully transitioned the MPE program to the Psychiatric and Behavioral Health Sciences Concentration in the Master of Population Health Sciences (MPHS) program.