Introduction to methods of analyzing large population epidemic data from the viewpoint of stochastic processes theory. Topics will cover the SIR (susceptible-infective-removed) epidemic models both under the homogenous and restricted contact structures. Lectures will introduce the necessary background in probability and statistics along with real-life applications (e.g. HIV, H1N1 and SARS). Prereq: 6801, and 6540 or 7540; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for PubHBio 8450. Cross-listed in PubHBio.