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Community lowers heart disease risks, death rates over 40-year period

Heart disease and stroke have been the No. 1 killers of men and women in the United States for 100 years, particularly among those with lower socioeconomic status. But new […]

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UF study of drug users finds people with ADHA started using at younger age, reports T32 predoctoral fellow

The study’s lead author is Eugene Dunne, a third-year doctoral student in clinical and health psychology at UF’s College of Public Health and Health Professions and a predoctoral fellow in the T32 Training Program, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse as the University of Florida Substance Abuse Training Center in Public Health. This new training program is directed by Dr. Linda Cottler and co-directed by Dr. Sara-Jo Nixon.

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Epidemiology Chair Receives Scientific Achievement Award

Dr. Linda Cottler, Department of Epidemiology Chair, was awarded the 2014 National Center for Responsible Gaming’s (NCRG) Scientific Achievement Award at the group’s annual conference in late September. NCRG noted that this is the first time the organization has honored an educator who has contributed to the field of gambling disorder, calling her “a pivotal figure in the development of the field of gambling disorder.” Among her achievements cited was the mentoring of junior investigators, leading to new categories of grants for early stage investigators. Cottler’s work on the 1981 Epidemiologic Catchment Area Study of mental disorders, one of the first studies to provide considerable evidence of the high rate of co-occurring psychiatric disorders with gambling disorder, was also recognized, along with her role on the National Research Council committee and her service on the NCRG Scientific Advisory Board since 1998, including her role as Chairwoman from 2009-2013.

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Spatial statistics help community-engagement researchers target geographical areas of greatest need

By: Jill Pease While spatial statistics and Geographic Information Systems technologies aren’t often used in community-engagement research, they hold great potential for helping researchers know where to focus limited resources, […]

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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.

Recent News

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2015 APA/APAGS Award for Distinguished Graduate Student in Professional Psychology

Adam Reid, a Master of Science in Epidemiology student as well as a Clinical and Health Psychology PhD student, has been awarded the 2015 APA/APAGS Award for Distinguished Graduate Student […]

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PhD Students going Global

One of Epidemiology’s PhD students Jacob Ball along with, Salah Uddin Khan, a PhD student from Environmental and Global Health attended a workshop in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico on the ecology, evolution and control of infectious diseases. The workshop was funded by the French Government through the Center of Excellence for the study of Biodiversity in Amazonia. 18 PhD students from around the world were accepted for this opportunity and 2 of the 3 Americans came from our very own College of Public Health and Health Professions

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Two New PhDs in Epidemiology

The Department of Epidemiology is proud to announce two students graduating with their PhDs this semester.  On Monday, November 17, 2014, Sunil Swami, MBBS, MPH, defended his dissertation, titled “Anticholinergic […]

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T32 Welcomes First Pre Docs

The University of Florida Substance Abuse Training Center in Public Health is excited to announce the first predoctoral fellows accepted for the program. Eugene Dunne is a PhD student in […]

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24,859.82 miles

The Earth spans 24,859.82 miles from pole to pole. Before long, the reach of UF Health will too. No longer limited to solely serving Gainesville, the state or even the […]

Alumni News

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Epidemiology graduate named in 2014 PHHP Outstanding Alumni

Dyanne Herrera, M.P.H., serves as the chief of the Office of Assessment and Evaluation in the Bureau of Women’s and Children’s Health at the Arizona Department of Health Services. She […]

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Epidemiology PhD Alumni accepted into the 2014 Butler-Williams Scholars Program

Dr. Michael “Brad” Cannell (PhD in Epidemiology, 2013) who is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of North Texas has been accepted into the 2014 Butler-Williams Scholars Program.