UF Epidemiology Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Department of Epidemiology promotes diversity through our teaching, research, and service. We are committed to an inclusive environment that promotes individual and group equity and elimination of discrimination. Our students, faculty and staff are expected to treat one another with dignity, and respect regardless of gender, age, sexuality, disability, socioeconomic status, religious views, ethnicity, race, or culture. We also pledge to work continuously to make changes that will bring about an equitable and diverse academic community.

Our Academic programs

PhD in Epidemiology

A terminal research degree granted on evidence of distinctive attainment in epidemiology and on ability for independent investigation.

Master of Science in Epidemiology

A research degree that trains students in epidemiological methods and professional development and culminates in a publishable thesis.

Master of Public Health, Epidemiology Concentration

A multidisciplinary graduate-level degree that focuses on the practical elements of public health that can be applied in a professional career.

Certificate in Psychiatric Epidemiology

Our 12-credit, fully online Certificate in Psychiatric Epidemiology is the only certificate program of its type in the world.

JOb Opportunities in the department

Message from our Chair

Dr. Stephen Kimmel

Welcome to the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Florida! We are a premier department in one of the top public universities in the country. Our mission is to make scientific discoveries, educate others, and provide service so that we improve the health of the population. We do this through the practice of consequential epidemiology.

Dr. Stephen Kimmel

What’s Happening

Shannon Rich selected as the 2021-2022 PHHP…

Shannon Rich, Ph.D. student in Epidemiology, was selected as the 2021-2022 PHHP graduate-level Dean’s scholar. This is one of the most prestigious…

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Dr. Yaghjyan awarded standing member status for…

Lusine Yaghjyan, MD, MPH, Ph.D., was recently invited to serve as a standing member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Cancer Biomarkers…

Dr. Lusine Yaghjyan

Dr. Sharma, NIDA T32 postdoctoral fellow…

NIDA T32 Postdoctoral fellow Vinita Sharma, Ph.D., MPH, CPH, was awarded the ASAM Abstract Honorable Mention: Associate Professional at the American…

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