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Epidemiology PhD Student Receives UF Informatics Institute Award

The 2018 UF Informatics Institute (UFII) Graduate Student Fellowship received many strong proposals submitted by students and their faculty mentors across UF. “Level Analysis of Rheumatoid Diseases via Multi-Domain Machine […]

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Drs. Lusine Yaghjyan and Volker Mai Win UFHCC Pilot Award

Assistant Professor in Epidemiology Lusine Yaghjyan, MD, MPH, PhD, and Associate Professor in Epidemiology Volker Mai, PhD, MPH, were recently awarded a $42,000 collaborative, multiple PI, pilot grant from the […]

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UF’s Only NIH K Award Couple

Professor Ting-Yuan (David) Cheng, PhD, assistant professor in Epidemiology, and his wife Professor Yu-Jung (Jenny) Wei, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Pharmacy both have received prestigious NIH […]

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Dr. Xinguang (Jim) Chen -Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology

Professor in Epidemiology Xinguang “Jim” Chen, MD, PhD, FACE has recently become a Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology (FACE). Over the length of his career, Dr. Chen has […]

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Welcome to the Department of Epidemiology

The 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 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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Epidemiology PhD Students Lead Student Organizations

Sadaf Milani is president of PHHP Doctoral Student Council (DSC). In the past, DSC has hosted panel discussions and social events. The DSC is also looking for suggestions for future […]

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Dr. Mark Hart’s Research Featured on ASPPH Website

Clinical Assistant Professor in Epidemiology Mark Hart, EdD, recently had his research featured on the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) website. In his two-part series on […]

PHHP faculty, students earn UF International Center awards

The University of Florida International Center honored a College of Public Health and Health Professions faculty member and several graduate students during its International Education Week celebration held in November. Linda B. […]


Florida Epidemiology Students Achieve 100 Percent Publication Rate in 2016 – 2017

The 2016 – 2017 academic year was a busy time for the doctoral students in the department of epidemiology at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health […]