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Two epidemiology graduates make headlines

A group led by Dr. Chris Delcher, a former doctoral student in epidemiology, is fighting prescription drug abuse by making a statewide database more useful for physicians. Dr. Taj Azarian’s research found that […]

Dr. Prosperi wins Illumina’s Go Mini Scientific Challenge

“It is vital for us to increase our understanding of viruses like chikungunya, dengue and Zika.”
Mattia Prosperi, PhD, MEng

Epidemiology announces 4 graduates this semester

Epidemiology is proud to announce that three PhD students successfully defended their dissertations and one MSE student passed his thesis to graduate in fall 2016. Dr. Abenaa Acheampong Jones passed […]

Newest Fogarty Fellows Arrive from India

This month the Department of Epidemiology welcomed three new fellows who arrived from India the last week of October for six months of training at UF. They join two current […]

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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

Epidemiology Students Receive Multiple Awards and Honors

Shivani Khan (left), Mirsada Serdarevic (center), and Amy Elliott (right) received conference scholarships to attend the annual conference for the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) and present their research […]

Dr. Striley Part of Panel in Showing of “Breaking Points” for Community

Dr. Catherine Striley, an assistant professor and director of the Master of Science in Epidemiology (MSE) program in the Department of Epidemiology, was part of a panel held at the […]

New faculty member’s publication featured on NHLBI news mentions

One of Epidemiology’s newest faculty hires, Dr. Jinying Zhao, had a publication featured on the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s news mentions.  Her featured publication titled “Processed meat, but […]

Epidemiology announces new faculty member Dr. Hui Hu

The Department of Epidemiology welcomes new Research Assistant Scientist Dr. Hui Hu. Dr. Hu received his PhD in Epidemiology at the University of Florida in 2016, and his research interests […]

HealthStreet First Annual Night of Dance

On Aug. 20, 2016, UF HealthStreet hosted a community event in the heart of Gainesville, the first Annual Night of Dance, held at Bo Diddley Plaza. This was an amazing celebration of our […]