Quantitative Biomedical Sciences Program Graduates First 4+1 Student

Despina Karalis D '18, Guarini '19 is the first "4+1 student" to receive a Master of Science in Epidemiology from the Quantitative Biomedical Sciences (QBS) program.

The 4+1 option, available to Dartmouth undergraduates, allows students to enroll in a maximum of three graduate level courses that count toward either the QBS Masters in Epidemiology or Health Data Science—to be completed in one year following their graduation from Dartmouth College.

"I never could have imagined that getting a master's degree was a possibility for me. I moved to the US from Greece 12 years ago, and I come from a low-income family—I'm the first to go to college," says Karalis. "Eventually, I'd like to go to medical school then conduct research in women's sexual and reproductive health—it is important to me to be able to create statistical models and do my own analysis. There's a gap between research findings and how they make their way down to the patient level and I want to be able to translate that to my patients." Read More on the Geisel Website >>