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.

Mirsada Serdarevic

Study examines sex differences in prescription opioid use

A new University of Florida study finds that community-dwelling women are significantly more likely to report using prescription opioids than men. While sex differences at the national level have been […]

Nathan Smith

University of Florida examines current treatments for personality disorders and substance use disorders

Personality disorders and substance use disorders, conditions that frequently occur together, can be highly debilitating. The mortality rate for a person with both conditions is 10 to 15 times higher […]

Dr. Sonja Rasmussen

Superhero for a Small Planet

Zika. Swine flu. Ebola. A crusader at the CDC kept some of the world’s worst outbreaks and epidemics from spreading to pregnant women and infants. Now, this Gator is training […]

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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.

University of Florida Epidemiology

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Drs. Taj Azarian and Erin DeFries Bouldin

Drs. Taj Azarian and Erin DeFries Bouldin named PHHP 2019 Outstanding Alumni

The College of Public Health and Health Professions is pleased to announce the PHHP Outstanding Alumni for 2019. They will be honored at a ceremony during the college’s alumni reunion […]

Bin Yu

Suicide rates among adolescent females higher than previously reported, UF study finds

The gender gap in youth suicide is smaller than previous estimates, according to a new University of Florida study that found suicide mortality rates among females ages 10 to 19 […]

Beatrice Dorestil

Beatrice Dorestil Promoted to HealthStreet Director of Operations

Beatrice Dorestil, MPH, has served as HealthStreet’s Lead Community Health Worker (CHW) and Volunteer Coordinator since June 2018. She has assisted in the training of dozens of volunteers and interns […]