Dr. Jim Chen Wins CTSI Clinical Research Pilot Award

Professor in Epidemiology Xinguang (Jim) Chen, MD, PhD, was recently awarded a Patient-Oriented Clinical Research Pilot Award from the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). Dr. Chen’s research has […]

Dr. Mattia Prosperi Receives SEC Visiting Faculty Travel Grant

Associate Professor in Epidemiology Mattia Prosperi, MEng, PhD, recently received a Southeastern Conference (SEC) Visiting Faculty Travel Grant from the Office of the Provost. The SEC Faculty Travel program is […]

Dr. Robert Cook Named Chair of FCHAR

Professor in Epidemiology Robert L. Cook, MD, MPH, has been named chair of the Florida Consortium for HIV/AIDS Research (FCHAR), the scientific arm of The AIDS Institute. FCHAR was created […]

Brianna Stanley and Anjali Kumar: Few children access free food

There is sometimes a stigma surrounding food insecurity, but it is nonetheless a harsh reality for approximately 12.7 percent of Americans. In Florida the issue is especially pervasive, with a […]

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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

Two Epidemiology Faculty Awarded UF Term Professorships

Professor in Epidemiology Robert L. Cook, MD, MPH, and Associate Professor in Epidemiology Volker Mai, PhD, MPH, recently received Term Professorship Awards from the UF Office of the Provost. The […]

Department of Epidemiology Well-Represented at CPDD Annual Meeting

The College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) 79th Annual Scientific Meeting was held this June in Montréal, Canada. Eleven representatives from the Department of Epidemiology attended the meeting, including […]

Dr. Yan Wang Organizes Symposium at APS Annual Convention

At the 29th Association for Psychological Science (APS) Annual Convention in May in Boston, MA, Research Assistant Scientist in Epidemiology Yan Wang, PhD, organized a symposium to discuss recent developments […]

Does daily exercise cut back on older adults’ sedentary life? Study: not so much

It looks like it might be tougher than anyone thought to lure older adults away from binge-watching TV shows and other sedentary activities. Increasing moderate-intensity exercise in older adults led […]

Dr. Hui Hu Receives AHA Grant in First Year as Faculty

Research Assistant Scientist in Epidemiology Hui Hu, PhD, graduated from the Epidemiology PhD program in August 2016 and immediately re-joined the Department as faculty. Now, less than one year later, […]