Dr. Hui Hu Receives AHA Grant in First Year as Faculty

Research Assistant Scientist in Epidemiology Hui Hu, PhD, graduated from the Epidemiology PhD program in August 2016 and immediately re-joined the Department as faculty. Now, less than one year later, […]

MSE Graduate Wins New Investigator Award from APIC

Marko Predic, an MSE graduate in the class of fall 2016, recently won a New Investigator Award for an abstract submitted to the Association of Professionals in Infection Control (APIC) […]

Epidemiology Faculty Honored by MPH Students on Public Health Day

On Public Health Day 2017, the culminating experience of the University of Florida MPH program, two Epidemiology faculty were honored by the Public Health Student Association (PHSA). Founded in 2003 […]

Study Links Getting Drunk at Early Age to Increased Risk of Premature Death

People who first became intoxicated as young teens have a greater risk of dying prematurely than those who first became drunk later in adolescence or not at all, according to […]

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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.

University of Florida Epidemiology

Recent News

Congratulations on a Lifetime of Achievement, Dr. Hopkins!

Professor in Epidemiology, Richard S. Hopkins, MD, MSPH, retired on May 1, 2017. Dr. Hopkins has been with the Department of Epidemiology since January 2013. Prior to his appointment at […]

Epidemiology Students Win MPH Exemplary Student Awards

On April 28, 2017, PHHP held its annual convocation to celebrate outstanding students and graduates. Among the awards presented was the annual MPH Exemplary Student honor, recognizing excellent academic performance, […]

Epidemiology Faculty March for Science in DC and Gainesville

On Earth Day 2017, a series of marches were held around to country to mend the gap between the scientific community and non-scientists. These Marches for Science aimed to emphasize […]

Federal Law Regulating a Chemical Needed to Make Cocaine Helps Protect Mothers and Babies

Federal regulation of a chemical used in the illegal manufacture of cocaine appears to have helped lower cocaine-related hospital stays for new mothers and babies in the United States. Chris […]

Data Analysis Looks at Zika’s Introduction to Americas, Predicts Microcephaly Cases

Researchers at the University of Florida and several peer institutions have developed a model mapping the spread of Zika virus in the Americas and predicting that the virus arrived in […]