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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, […]

Margo Klar, PHHP, public health and health professions,

Gates Foundation Awards Epidemiology PhD Student

A University of Florida epidemiology Ph.D. student has received nearly half a million dollars in phase II funding through Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that enables individuals worldwide to test bold ideas to address persistent health and development challenges.

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New Faculty Member Comes Back to his Undergraduate Alma Mater

The Department of Epidemiology added another brilliant mind to its faculty when Dr. Travis Gerke started on September 15, 2014. Travis Gerke is a cancer epidemiologist and biostatistician with applied and methodological interests in […]

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Dr. Vaddiparti Nominated for CTSI Academy of Research Excellence

For the second year, the Department of Epidemiology is pleased to announce a faculty member named to participate in the CTSI Academy of Research Excellence, Dr. Krishna Vaddiparti.  The program […]

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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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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 […]

Welcome to New Fogarty Fellows

Welcome to New Fogarty Fellows

We have three new additions to the Fogarty Indo-US Training Program offered in the Department of Epidemiology, Drs. Mythili Hazarika, Hanjabam Shukhdeba Sharma, and Shankar Das. Dr. Shankar Das received […]

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Dr. Vaddiparti Nominated for CTSI Academy of Research Excellence

For the second year, the Department of Epidemiology is pleased to announce a faculty member named to participate in the CTSI Academy of Research Excellence, Dr. Krishna Vaddiparti. The program […]

Dr. Linda Cottler becomes Treasurer of the CPDD

Dr. Linda Cottler becomes Treasurer of the CPDD

Linda Cottler,PhD, MPH, Associate Dean fro Research and Planning for the College of Public Health and Health Professions and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology became the Treasurer of the […]

Alumni News

Dr. Michael "Brad" Cannell

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.