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New Year News for Dr. Robert Cook

Director of the Southern HIV and Alcohol Research Consortium (SHARC) Dr. Robert Cook recently received word from the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President that his proposed SHARC […]

Dr. David Cheng joins Epidemiology Faculty

Dr. David Cheng joined the Department of Epidemiology as an Assistant Professor on November 15. Dr. Cheng is a cancer and nutritional epidemiologist.  He received his Ph.D. in Epidemiology from […]

Dr. Tracey Barnett among reviewers for Surgeon General Report

Dr. Tracey Barnett was among the reviewers for the E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General. The report that the uses of electronic cigarettes […]

Two epidemiology graduates make headlines

A group led by Dr. Chris Delcher, a former doctoral student in epidemiology, is fighting prescription drug abuse by making a statewide database more useful for physicians. Dr. Taj Azarian’s research found that […]

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Welcome to the Department of Epidemiology

Introduction:
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.

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

Aims:
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.

University of Florida Epidemiology

Recent News

New Year News for Dr. Robert Cook

Director of the Southern HIV and Alcohol Research Consortium (SHARC) Dr. Robert Cook recently received word from the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President that his proposed SHARC […]

Dr. David Cheng joins Epidemiology Faculty

Dr. David Cheng joined the Department of Epidemiology as an Assistant Professor on November 15. Dr. Cheng is a cancer and nutritional epidemiologist.  He received his Ph.D. in Epidemiology from […]

Dr. Tracey Barnett among reviewers for Surgeon General Report

Dr. Tracey Barnett was among the reviewers for the E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General. The report that the uses of electronic cigarettes […]

Student/Alumni Achievements

Student/Alumni Achievements

Sheldon Waugh (on the left in the photo), a third-year PhD student, received a honorable mention in the APHA’s School Health Education and Services Section Student Abstract competition. He presented […]

Two epidemiology graduates make headlines

A group led by Dr. Chris Delcher, a former doctoral student in epidemiology, is fighting prescription drug abuse by making a statewide database more useful for physicians. Dr. Taj Azarian’s research found that […]