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Does daily exercise cut back on older adults’ sedentary life? Study: not so much

Published: Jul 18th, 2017

It looks like it might be tougher than anyone thought to lure older adults away from binge-watching TV shows and other sedentary activities. Increasing moderate-intensity exercise in older adults led […]

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

Published: Jun 14th, 2017

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 […]

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

Published: May 16th, 2017

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

Published: May 16th, 2017

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 […]

Dr. Lusine Yaghjyan Uncovers Associations Between Air Pollution and Breast Density

Published: Apr 18th, 2017

Assistant Professor in Epidemiology Lusine Yaghjyan, MD, MPH, PhD, recently published in Breast Cancer Research. Her paper, entitled “Association between air pollution and mammographic breast density in the Breast Cancer […]

Globalization may be fueling new epidemics of hepatitis C infection in China

Published: Mar 8th, 2017

Increased economic growth and international travel may be responsible for waves of hepatitis C outbreaks in China, according to a new study published in the Journal of Viral Hepatitis.

New faculty member’s publication featured on NHLBI news mentions

Published: Sep 28th, 2016

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 […]

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

Published: Aug 23rd, 2016

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.

UF study finds teens’ likelihood of trying marijuana peaks at ages 16, 18

Published: Jul 12th, 2016

The study findings, which appear in the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, may help experts develop new marijuana prevention strategies, says lead author 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, which are both part of UF Health.

The Impact of a Prenatal Education Video on Rates of Breastfeeding Initiation and Exclusivity during the Newborn Hospital Stay in a Low-income Population. Kellams AL, Gurka KK, Hornsby PP, Drake E, Riffon M, Gellerson D, Gulati G, Coleman V. J Hum Lact. 2016 Feb;32(1):152-9. doi: 10.1177/0890334415599402. Epub 2015 Aug 19.

Published: Feb 15th, 2016