Welcome from Interim Chair

Peihua Qiu, PhD

Dr. Peihua Qiu

Welcome to the Department of Epidemiology. I am excited to have this opportunity to serve as your interim chair before the arrival of the new department chair. The department has many accomplishments since its establishment in 2010. For instance, the department received $9.65 million extramural grant funding during the 2019-2020 academic year alone. Many of our faculty members are national leaders in our research areas, and our graduate programs provide rigorous training to exceptional students in a supportive and collaborative environment. The department is ranked ninth among epidemiology departments in all public universities in the nation based on productivity measures used by Academic Analytics. More importantly, our dynamic and growing faculty and staff are dedicated to excellence across our missions in research, education, and service. We are dedicated to promoting and improving the health of the public through:

  • Advancing scientific knowledge through application of innovative epidemiological research across a broad range of contemporary health issues and populations
  • Offering high quality master’s, PhD, and post-doctoral programs and contributing to undergraduate programs that prepare students for academic and applied health careers
  • Actively supporting service and outreach activities to address community needs

In addition, because we are uniquely co-located within the Colleges of Public Health and Health Professions and Medicine and within an academic health center, we have tremendous opportunities for broad interdisciplinary collaborations, which creates a training environment in which our students thrive. We are proud to be educating the next generation of leaders in public health and health professions. We hope you will enjoy exploring our web site and learning more about the wonderful work happening in our department and across the University.

Peihua Qiu, PhD
Acting Chair, Department of Epidemiology