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Innovation through research, education, and service

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.

Linda Cottler

Cottler wins College on Problems of Drug Dependence mentoring award

For exemplary mentoring of fellow researchers in drug dependence, Linda B. Cottler, Ph.D., M.P.H., is the recipient of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence’s 2019 Mentorship Award. She will […]

STOMP Lab

Substance abuse lab sets undergraduate students on path toward research careers

Every Monday, for three hours, a group of UF undergraduate students meets at UF HealthStreet to learn how to develop research questions, analyze data, and write and present research findings. It is […]

Hui Hu

Faculty member recognized by American Heart Association for excellence in epidemiological research

Dr. Hui Hu, an assistant professor in the department of epidemiology at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions and College of Medicine, is the recipient […]

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Welcome to the Department of Epidemiology

Introduction:
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.

Mission:
The mission of the 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.

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Recent News

Yiyang Liu

Researchers examine substance use patterns among people who use cocaine

A new University of Florida study finds a number of complex patterns of polysubstance abuse among people who use cocaine. The findings appear in the journal Addictive Behavior Reports. “Past research […]

Dr. Pearson

Thomas Pearson recognized for exceptional mentoring

In honor of more than three decades of excellence in mentoring, the American Heart Association’s Council on Epidemiology and Prevention has awarded Thomas A. Pearson, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., the 2019 […]

Kathleen Egan

Researchers examine influence of peers and parents on adolescent prescription opioid use

A new University of Florida and East Carolina University study finds that peer approval or disapproval has a strong influence on whether or not adolescents engage in nonmedical use of […]