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Our Community, Our Health focuses on marijuana use

A renowned researcher presented findings on the effects of marijuana on youth development to the UF community Thursday night.

In honor of National Recovery Month, prominent researcher Dr. Maureen Boyle presented to a crowd of 40 people various research findings of marijuana used among young people via live stream video.

Dr. Linda Cottler, chair Epidemiology, PHHP and COM

Dr. Cottler receives National ACE Award

The American College of Epidemiology has awarded Linda B. Cottler, Ph.D., M.P.H., its 2015 Special Award for Outstanding Contributions Through Systemic Epidemiologic Approaches to Improving Health. She will be honored at the organization’s annual meeting in Atlanta in September.


Epidemiology graduate, lead author on new study that eases fears of airborne Ebola

At the peak of the Ebola epidemic last fall came a frightening new possibility: a mutation that could allow the disease to spread through the air. Now University of Florida researchers have dispelled this concern using data from current and past Ebola outbreaks.

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HealthStreet Hosts First national of Our Community, Our Health forum During National Public Health Week

National Public Health Week at the University of Florida featured UF HealthStreet’s first national forum, “Our Community, Our Health.” On April 9, this program brought together community members from nine […]

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Welcome to the Department of Epidemiology

The new Department of Epidemiology is housed in both the Colleges of Public Health and Health Professions and Medicine at the University of Florida. Faculty members are jointly appointed in order to create synergies resulting in a strong, competitive research profile capitalizing on collective strengths, and highly trained students who receive exceptional exposure to diverse expertise.

The mission of the new Department of Epidemiology is to improve health globally through education, training, research and service.

As a leader in the field, the Department aims to:

  • Advance the field's theoretical and empirical base through rigorous multidisciplinary epidemiology research that monitors health globally.
  • Prepare the next generation of scientific leaders to design and conduct ethical, relevant and innovative epidemiological studies.
  • Train a public health workforce committed to working with diverse communities to bring about outcomes that matter.
  • Develop and refine epidemiological measures and methods in that address the dynamic and complex factors impacting public health globally.
  • Provide leadership and service in epidemiology and public health through international, national, state and local collaboration and community engagement.

Recent News

HealthStreet community health worker

HealthStreet in Business in the Heart of Florida

“The innovation of HealthStreet is that we are reaching out to people who are usually not given a voice in research,” said Linda B. Cottler, Ph.D., M.P.H., HealthStreet’s founding director and chair of the UF department of epidemiology at the College of Public Health and Health Professions and the College of Medicine.


3 Epidemiology PhD students chosen for scholarships to SISMID

Three PhD students in Epidemiology were selected for scholarships to attend the 7th Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID) at the University of Washington this summer. […]


Two More Epidemiology Doctoral Students Graduate

In the month of March, two Epidemiology PhD students successfully defended their dissertations.  On Friday, March 13th, Xingdi Hu successfully defended his dissertation titled Alcohol Treatment Use in HIV-Infected Individuals with […]


2015 APA/APAGS Award for Distinguished Graduate Student in Professional Psychology

Adam Reid, a Master of Science in Epidemiology student as well as a Clinical and Health Psychology PhD student, has been awarded the 2015 APA/APAGS Award for Distinguished Graduate Student […]

Alumni News

Chris Delcher

Epidemiology alumni part of team that received funding to evaluate Florida’s prescription drug monitoring program

Chris Delcher, a graduate from Summer 2014 and now an Assistant Professor at the University of Florida, is part of team that has partnered with state's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to analyze new developments and examine the effectiveness of the state monitoring entity.


Epidemiology graduate named in 2014 PHHP Outstanding Alumni

Dyanne Herrera, M.P.H., serves as the chief of the Office of Assessment and Evaluation in the Bureau of Women’s and Children’s Health at the Arizona Department of Health Services. She […]

Dr. Michael "Brad" Cannell

Epidemiology PhD Alumni accepted into the 2014 Butler-Williams Scholars Program

Dr. Michael “Brad” Cannell (PhD in Epidemiology, 2013) who is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of North Texas has been accepted into the 2014 Butler-Williams Scholars Program.