Health Disparities/Data Science Certificate


Spring application deadline: Jan. 4, 2022

Course: 12-months online certification program

Training: Training will prepare ESIs to develop the knowledge and skills to analyze, discover, translate, and communicate innovative insights about health disparities from research using data science methods and analytics to analyze Medicaid and Medicare data and link them with other data sets.

Pre-requisites: None

For information, contact: Paul D. Juarez, PhD, Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Meharry Medical College.

Contact information: email:; cell phone: 310-902-1047


Limited to three ESIs per cohort

  • Cohort 1 begins Jan 11, 2022
  • Cohort 2 begins July 1, 2022 (tentative)


The certificate program will be jointly taught by faculty from:


Cycle 1

  • MSDS 510 Computer Programming Foundations for Data Science (3 credits)
  • MSDS 515 Data Conscientiousness (3 credits)
  • MSDS 525 Data Management Foundations for Data Science (3 credit hours)

Cycle 2

  • Intro to Medicare and Medicaid for Data Science (3 credits)
  • Health Disparities Seminar Series
  • MSDS 590 Capstone project (3 credits)

Application Requirements

Applications should include a resume and a letter of interest that provides a one-page summary of related coursework that the applicant has taken and how the program will further the applicants career goals.  The due date for applications is June 6, 2022.

Read more about the program application requirements.