SER for Master’s students or Master’s-level professionals

The Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER), is one of the oldest and largest general epidemiology society in North America, is a professional organization for people working in epidemiology at all levels including students in a Master’s program and Master-level professionals. Members are epidemiologists employed in a variety of settings including universities, state health departments, federal government, pharmaceutical companies, research hospitals, and more. SER offers something for everyone, no matter your level of training.

Master’s Students:

Student and Post-Doc Committee (SPC)

SER has a committee dedicated to graduate (Master or PhD) students and post-docs. The SPC is focused on facilitating educational experiences and professional development. SPC events include networking with the experts and connecting with peers. Stay tuned for a listing of SPC-sponsored events at this year’s annual meeting in Seattle.

Student Membership Rate: $35 (check to see if your university has a bundled membership)


SER was established in 1968 as a venue for graduate students to exchange ideas with senior researchers!

Master’s-Level Professionals

Membership Rate: $100 (Early Career) and $150 (Regular)

After completing your Master degree, it can sometimes be difficult to continue to learn, acquire practical skills and stay up-to-date on research. Here are some of the ways a membership can help you continue to excel.

SERexperts: Presentations by experts in the field synthesizing key areas in the field available online. Recent SERexperts presentations include: Navigating Manuscript Submission and Instrumental Variables Analysis: An underused tool for epidemiologists

SERdigital: Semi-Annual web meeting featuring a dynamic plenary between two leading epidemiologists and three live oral presentations selected from submitted abstracts. This year’s topic is Perspective of relative versus absolute effect measures.

SERplaylists: Compiled sets of key papers around topics selected by epidemiology experts. For example, Charles Poole from the University of North Carolina compiled a series of 7 papers on P-values which touch on how p-values are used, how should they should be used (or not used) and common misconceptions. 

SERtalks: Quarterly half-day to full-day in-person workshops across the country featuring an expert on key epidemiology topics. A recent talk was “Interpreting Epidemiologic Evidence: The Art of Using Research Wisely.”

Journal Subscription: After completing your degree, you may find that you lose access to peer-reviewed journals. With your membership, you will receive access to the American Journal of Epidemiology and Epidemiologic Reviews

Other Membership Perks:

SER Job Board: Are you looking for a job? Members gain access to the SER job board.

Discounted Annual Meeting Registration Fee: The annual meeting is at the heart of SER’s mission of promoting epidemiologic research and nurturing junior scholars. The meeting is a packed 4 days of learning, networking, collaboration and fun with an open and inviting community of epidemiologists. Attend this year’s 50th annual meeting held in Seattle, WA. Events at this year’s meeting include breakfast with the experts, poster session tours, and a student event.