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A UF study reveals when teens (and tweens) try marijuana

UF researcher 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, studied when adolescents are most likely to try marijuana.


Four UF Health researchers awarded grants to tackle Alzheimer’s disease

Ann Horgas, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, an associate professor in the College of Nursing; Meredith Wicklund, M.D., an assistant professor and former chief of the division of behavioral neurology in the College of Medicine’s department of neurology; Dawn Bowers, Ph.D., a professor with appointments in the College of Public Health and Health Professions’ department of clinical and health psychology and the College of Medicine’s department of neurology; and Linda Cottler, Ph.D., M.P.H., FACE, College of Public Health and Health Professions associate dean for research and the founding chair of the department of epidemiology in PHHP and the College of Medicine, have been awarded nearly $850,000 to study Alzheimer’s disease.


3 PhD Graduates from Epidemiology this Summer

This summer three Epidemiology doctoral students have passed their dissertation defenses and will be graduating, bringing the total to 17. Nancy Seraphin completed her dissertation defense on July 14 studying […]

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Epidemiology hires new faculty member

Dr. Yan Wang started as a Research Assistant Scientist with the department on July 1. Dr. Wang received her PhD in Child and Family Studies from Syracuse University in 2013, […]

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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.

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Recent News


Two New T32 Trainees

Amy Elliott and Zachary Mannes have joined the University of Florida Substance Abuse Training Center in Public Health as pre-doc trainees.  Zach Mannes has an MS in Clinical Psychology and […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]