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 UF, Dr. Hopkins was State Epidemiologist in Colorado (1979–1985) and in Florida (1991–2001). He held regular academic positions at Ohio University and the Ohio State University, and courtesy appointments at the Universities of Florida, South Florida and Miami. He published in areas as diverse as the epidemiology of infectious diseases, cancer, and injuries, and the evaluation of programs for the prevention of tobacco use. He prepared the Medicaid cost estimates that were used in Florida’s successful suit against the major tobacco companies. At UF, Dr. Hopkins taught the Public Health Surveillance course, and the students loved it. We wish him a relaxing and well-deserved retirement as he takes on his next life achievements: growing citrus and playing with his adorable grandchildren.