July 25, 2017

Craig Molgaard, Ph.D., MPH


Co-Director of the MPH Program Concentration in Global and
Rural Public Health


1982 MPH University of California, Berkeley. Epidemiology. School of Public Health
1979 PhD University of California, Berkeley. Anthropology/Health and Medical Sciences Dual Degree Program
1976 M.A. University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology.
1974 BA Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. Honors and Phi Beta Kappa. Dept Sociology and Anthropology. Minor Linguistics.

Research Interests

  • History and Theory of Public Health
  • Neuroepidemiology
  • Cardiovascular Epidemiology
  • Rural Health
  • Global Health

Courses Taught

  • COPH 5140 History and Theory of Public Health
  • COPH 5146 Rural and Global Public Health Practice
  • COPH 5422 Global Health Systems
  • COPH 5148 Health Numeracy
  • COPH 5420 Introduction to Global Health Policy

Recent Publications

Golbeck A.L. and MOLGAARD C.A. (2021) The changing culture of statistics and data science: A vision for the profession. IN Golbeck AL, ed. Leadership in Statistics and Data Science: Planning for Inclusive Excellence. Chapter 1, pp. 3-18.

Golbeck A.L. and MOLGAARD C.A. (2021) (invited paper). The Inimitable F. N. David: A Renaissance statistician. Notices of the American Mathematical Society, 68(3):321-330/

MOLGAARD, C.A. (2019). Military Vital Statistics: The Spanish Flu and the First World War. Significance Magazine 16(4):32-37.

MOLGAARD, C.A. (2018). Factors in the Diffusion of Islamic Mathematics in the Mediterranean. Proceedings of the Second International Statistics Conference in Croatia, Opatija, May, 2018. New Advances in Statistical Methods: Applications for a Better World, Volume 2, No. 1, Pp. 43-48.

MOLGAARD, C.A. and Golbeck,, A.L. (2016). Belonging, Identity and Sustainable Heritage Development of a Danish Diaspora Community in the American Midwest. Eleventh Sustainability Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark. Published as Social Narrative and Sustainability of a Danish Diaspora Community in the American Midwest, The Bridge, Journal of the Danish American Heritage Society 39(2):25-34, 2016.

MOLGAARD, C.A. (2016). Forward to The History of Disease in Ancient Times – More Lethal Than War. P. Norrie. Palgrave- Macmillan. Pp. vii-viii.

MOLGAARD, C.A. and Foss, T. (2016). Economic and Literacy Factors in the Diffusion of Zero and the Hindu-Arabic Numeral System in the Mediterranean and Adriatic Culture Areas. Proceedings of the First International Statistical Conference in Croatia, May 5-6, 2016, Zagreb, Croatia. Pp. 228-233.

MOLGAARD, C.A. and Golbeck, A.L. (2015). A Reexamination of a Classical Problem in Plague Epidemiology: The Geographic Distribution of Black Death. Tenth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, University of Split, Split, Croatia. June 11-14, In Process.

MOLGAARD, C.A., Golbeck, A.L., Rothrock, J.F. (2015). Neurologic Diseases. In Teaching Epidemiology (4th Edition). Olsen, J., Saracci, R., Trichopoulos, D. Oxford, United Kingdom, Oxford University Press, Pp. 356-373.

MOLGAARD, C.A. and Golbeck, A.L. (2014). Notes on Danish Design Innovations: Peter Ludwig Panum and the Incubation Period in Epidemiology, Danish American Heritage Society, October 10-13, 2013, Des Moines, Iowa. Published as Peter Ludwig Panum and the Danish School of Epidemiology in The Bridge, Journal of the Danish American Heritage Society, Vol. 37, Pp. 19-24.

Golbeck, A.L. and MOLGAARD, C.A. (2013) Professional Awards in Statistics: Chipping Away at Gender Disparities in the USA. Proceedings of the 59th World Congress of the International Statistical Institute, Hong Kong, China. Pp. 5155-5160.