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Air pollution increases risk for hypertension in pregnant women

Air pollution increases risk for hypertension in pregnant women GAINESVILLE, Fla.  — Breathing the air outside their homes may be just as toxic to pregnant women — if not more […]

Dr. Linda Cottler, chair Epidemiology, PHHP and COM

UF study: One quarter of female drug offenders report experiencing police sexual misconduct

A new University of Florida survey suggests that police misconduct against female drug offenders may be more pervasive than previously thought. The survey of more than 300 St. Louis-area women […]

Dr. Linda Cottler, chair Epidemiology, PHHP and COM

UF study: Majority of teens think prescription stimulant use is a problem among peers

A study conducted in 10 U.S. cities led by Department of Epidemiology chair Dr. Linda Cottler shows that two-thirds of adolescents believe that prescription stimulant use is a moderate-to-large problem […]

Dr. Robert Cook

Robert Cook named UF Research Foundation Professor for 2013-2016

Epidemiology Associate Professor Dr. Robert Cook was one of 34 faculty members across the University of Florida to receive this recognition for their distinguished record of research.

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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.

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Air pollution increases risk for hypertension in pregnant women

Air pollution increases risk for hypertension in pregnant women

February 12, 2014

Air pollution increases risk for hypertension in pregnant women GAINESVILLE, Fla.  — Breathing the air outside their homes may be just as toxic to pregnant women — if not more […]

Richard S. Hopkins, MD, MSPH to serve another year as Board Chair and President for the International Society of Disease Surveillance

Richard S. Hopkins, MD, MSPH to serve another year as Board Chair and President for the International Society of Disease Surveillance

January 29, 2014

 Richard S. Hopkins, MD, MSPH to serve another year as Board Chair and President for the International Society of Disease Surveillance  Richard Hopkins’s BA degree is from Harvard College (1968),...

UF study: One quarter of female drug offenders report experiencing police sexual misconduct

UF study: One quarter of female drug offenders report experiencing police sexual misconduct

December 21, 2013

A new University of Florida survey suggests that police misconduct against female drug offenders may be more pervasive than previously thought. The survey of more than 300 St. Louis-area women...

Shaun Ajinkya is our 2013 Outstanding Young Alum for the Department of Epidemiology

Shaun Ajinkya is our 2013 Outstanding Young Alum for the Department of Epidemiology

November 12, 2013

Shaun Ajinkya is our 2013 Outstanding Young Alum for the Department of Epidemiology. He was born and raised in Gainesville, FL. He is a two-time Gator having received his B.Sc […]