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The BEBTEH Training Program combines quantitative training with environmental health science applications. Pre- and postdoctoral trainees emphasize one of two pathways, the laboratory-based pathway or the population-based pathway. Within each pathway there will be training in both quantitative and life sciences disciplines. Trainees belong to one of four departments (Biostatistics, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (EOHS), Epidemiology, Genome Sciences). Trainees in quantitative disciplines (e.g. biostatistics, statistical genetics) will emphasize quantitative training and will receive enhanced training in environmental health sciences, while the converse will be true for trainees in life sciences disciplines (e.g. epidemiology, genome sciences, EOHS). Trainees will have distinct and individualized training plans to learn how to conduct research, meet requirements, and choose electives unified by the overarching goals and activities of BEBTEH. Each trainee is assigned two mentors from a pool of 24 mentors in eight UW departments. Precepetors have expertise in topics ranging from biostatistics, statistical genetics, epidemiology, genome sciences, computer sciences, medicine, and environmental health sciences.