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HealthStreet will soon be started in Thailand

July 12, 2016, Professor Dr. Sathirakorn Pongpanich, the Dean of the College of Public Health Sciences at Chulalongkorn University, along with Assistant Professor Dr. Chitlada Areesantichai, Assistant Professor Dr. Usaneya […]


Dr. Wang, New Research Assistant Scientist, awarded Early Investigator award

Dr. Yan Wang, a new Research Assistant Scientist in the department of epidemiology at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions and the College of Medicine, has […]


3 Graduated from the Master of Science in Epidemiology Program

We are proud to announce that Danmeng Li, Danielle Sharpe, and Amy Elliott received their MSE degrees this April.  Amy Elliott has become a T32 fellow in the Epidemiology PhD […]


UF study finds teens’ likelihood of trying marijuana peaks at ages 16, 18

The study findings, which appear in the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, may help experts develop new marijuana prevention strategies, says lead author Xinguang (Jim) Chen, M.D., Ph.D., a professor in the department of epidemiology in the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions and the UF College of Medicine, which are both part of UF Health.

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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


Faculty Member Chosen to Attend Global Training Institute

Dr. Deepthi Varma was selected to attend the Global mHealth Research Training Institute presented by the Fogarty International Center from June 6th-9th on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland.  The […]


Multiple Graduate Student Accomplishments

Martin Wegman, an Epidemiology PhD/MD student, has been selected as an Outstanding Graduate Student by the Graduate Student Council at this year’s Graduate Student Council awards ceremony. Abenaa Acheampong Jones […]


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.