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The University of Florida’s College of Public Health and Health Professions and College of Medicine invite applications and nominations for the position of Chair of Epidemiology.


UF Epidemiology Joins the Effort Against COVID-19

Epidemiology students and faculty are working hard to contain the spread of the virus in Florida.

NDEWS team

University of Florida named coordinating center for national drug abuse surveillance system

The University of Florida will lead nationwide efforts to identify emerging drug abuse trends as the coordinating center for the National Drug Early Warning System, or NDEWS. The surveillance network is critical for […]

Linda Cottler

Platform for social justice

We, at HealthStreet, condemn the brutal murder of George Floyd and the countless other lives lost from racism. We condemn racism. Black lives matter. Every day we work to earn […]

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Welcome to the Department of Epidemiology

The 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.

The mission of the Department of Epidemiology is to improve health globally through education, training, research and service.

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.

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Cottler lab students celebrate publications

Three students in Dr. Cottler’s lab had manuscripts accepted for publication on the same day: Amy Elliott’s “Exposure to medicines in the family medicine cabinet: is it a harbinger of […]


Cottler, Striley, and team receive NDEWS grant

Dr. Linda Cotter, PHHP associate dean for research and dean’s professor in Epidemiology; Dr. Catherine Striley, research associate professor in Epidemiology; and their multi-institutional team received a five-year National Drug […]

Dr. Mattia Prosperi

UF researchers harness the power of artificial intelligence to predict where future HIV/AIDS hot spots may emerge

University of Florida researchers are crossing disciplinary lines to harness the power of artificial intelligence and predict where future HIV/AIDS hot spots may emerge. Professors Mattia Prosperi, of UF College of […]