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Epidemiology announces new faculty member Dr. Hui Hu

The Department of Epidemiology welcomes new Research Assistant Scientist Dr. Hui Hu. Dr. Hu received his PhD in Epidemiology at the University of Florida in 2016, and his research interests […]


HealthStreet First Annual Night of Dance

On Aug. 20, 2016, UF HealthStreet hosted a community event in the heart of Gainesville, the first Annual Night of Dance, held at Bo Diddley Plaza. This was an amazing celebration of our […]


New Professor joins Epidemiology Department

Dr. Jinying Zhao joined the Department of Epidemiology this month as Dean’s Professor and Director of the Division of Genetic Epidemiology under the pre-eminence initiative.  She received her MD at […]


Epidemiology PhD Student receives PDS Best Reviewer Award

Vicki Osborne was named one of the best reviewers for the journal Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety for her superb review skills in 2015.

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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.

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Recent News


New faculty member’s publication featured on NHLBI news mentions

One of Epidemiology’s newest faculty hires, Dr. Jinying Zhao, had a publication featured on the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s news mentions.  Her featured publication titled “Processed meat, but […]


A UF study reveals when teens (and tweens) try marijuana

UF researcher Xinguang (Jim) Chen, M.D., Ph.D., a professor in the department of epidemiology in the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions and the UF College of Medicine, studied when adolescents are most likely to try marijuana.


Four UF Health researchers awarded grants to tackle Alzheimer’s disease

Ann Horgas, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, an associate professor in the College of Nursing; Meredith Wicklund, M.D., an assistant professor and former chief of the division of behavioral neurology in the College of Medicine’s department of neurology; Dawn Bowers, Ph.D., a professor with appointments in the College of Public Health and Health Professions’ department of clinical and health psychology and the College of Medicine’s department of neurology; and Linda Cottler, Ph.D., M.P.H., FACE, College of Public Health and Health Professions associate dean for research and the founding chair of the department of epidemiology in PHHP and the College of Medicine, have been awarded nearly $850,000 to study Alzheimer’s disease.


3 PhD Graduates from Epidemiology this Summer

This summer three Epidemiology doctoral students have passed their dissertation defenses and will be graduating, bringing the total to 17. Nancy Seraphin completed her dissertation defense on July 14 studying […]

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Epidemiology hires new faculty member

Dr. Yan Wang started as a Research Assistant Scientist with the department on July 1. Dr. Wang received her PhD in Child and Family Studies from Syracuse University in 2013, […]