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Our application deadline has changed!

All applications to our PhD in Epidemiology and Master of Science in Epidemiology programs must be submitted by December 1st, 2018, for fall 2019 admission.

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NIH’s Ericka Boone speaks at CTSI Research Day

Director of the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) Division of Loan Repayment (LRP), Ericka Boone, Ph.D, came to the University of Florida as part of the Clinical and Translational Science […]

Dr. Robert L. Cook

Florida Receives $2.6 Million NIAAA Grant to Support Research on Health Outcomes among People with HIV

The┬áSouthern HIV Alcohol Research Consortium (SHARC),┬álocated at the University of Florida, has received a $2.6 million grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) to support its […]

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Dr. Cottler Elected to Association for Clinical and Translational Science Board of Directors

Linda Cottler, PhD, MPH, FACE, Associate Dean for Research and Planning for the College of Public Health and Health Professions and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology has recently been […]

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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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Dr. Linda Cottler

Minority health hurt by lack of participation in clinical trials, researchers say

Before pharmaceutical companies can put drugs on the market, the Food and Drug Administration requires years of stringent clinical research to see if they will be effective and safe in […]

Chris Delcher

Prescription drug monitoring programs not shown to affect drug overdoses

Amid a raging opioid epidemic, every state has now established a drug-monitoring database to encourage safer prescribing and to reduce abuse. Yet, there is scant evidence that such programs are […]

Mattia Prosperi

Florida Researchers Receive NIAID Grant to Track HIV Transmission Clusters in Real Time

The use of molecular epidemiology methods for identifying and tracking epidemic transmission clusters has recently gained traction, but these methods are not equipped to identify transmission clusters and their corresponding […]