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Epidemiology Student Wins Top Prize at COM Celebration of Research

Martin Wegman, an Epidemiology PhD/MD student, was selected as the 2016 Medical Student Research Program top prize winner for his outstanding presentation and content of his poster at the College […]


Fogarty Workshop Held in India

In January 2016 a team from UF traveled to India to conduct a four-day research workshop on behalf of the NIH-funded Fogarty International Center’s India-US Training Program in Non-Communicable Diseases. […]


Dr. Jim Chen Named Editor of Global Health Journal

Xinguang “Jim” Chen, M.D, PhD, a professor in the department of epidemiology, has been named the executive editor-in-chief of BioMed Central’s new journal, Global Health Research and Policy.  Global Health […]


Faculty member reaches publication landmark

This month Professor Robert L. Cook (left in photo) received word from recent Epidemiology graduate Xingdi Hu, PhD (right in photo) that a manuscript on which they collaborated, with Dr. […]

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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.

University of Florida Epidemiology

Recent News


A Birthday To Remember: HealthStreet’s 4th Year

UF faculty, UF researchers, organizers and the community came together to celebrate HealthStreet’s four years of improving the health of Alachua County as well as four years being at the University of Florida.


Epidemiology participates in landmark national study of the effect of substance use on the developing brain

Dr. Cottler and Dr. Nixon will lead one of the 11 national sites for the NIH Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study.

"Our Community, Our Health"

Our Community, Our Health focuses on marijuana use

A renowned researcher presented findings on the effects of marijuana on youth development to the UF community Thursday night. In honor of National Recovery Month, prominent researcher Dr. Maureen Boyle presented to a crowd of 40 people various research findings of marijuana used among young people via live stream video.

HealthStreet community health worker

HealthStreet in Business in the Heart of Florida

“The innovation of HealthStreet is that we are reaching out to people who are usually not given a voice in research,” said Linda B. Cottler, Ph.D., M.P.H., HealthStreet’s founding director and chair of the UF department of epidemiology at the College of Public Health and Health Professions and the College of Medicine.


3 Epidemiology PhD students chosen for scholarships to SISMID

Three PhD students in Epidemiology were selected for scholarships to attend the 7th Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID) at the University of Washington this summer. […]