What is unique about epidemiology AT uf?

Our department has been rapidly growing since being established in 2011.

The Department of Epidemiology is situated within both the College of Public Health and Health Professions and the College of Medicine at the University of Florida. Our faculty members hold joint appointments, fostering synergies that contribute to a robust and competitive research profile. This collaborative approach enhances the training of highly skilled students, providing them with exceptional exposure to diverse expertise.

Operating within two colleges, we play a pivotal role in the Academic Health Center, further reinforcing our commitment to advancing public health through research, education, and community engagement.

Our collaborations with the Colleges of Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine, seven major research institutes, and over 100 specialized centers of clinical expertise further enhance our passion for excellence.



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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Fall 2023 EDITION

Public Health and Health Professions NEWS

Public Health and Health Professions News is the official alumni magazine of the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions. It is published annually in the fall and highlights alumni activities as well as educational, research and clinical achievements in the college.