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Alumna Sadaf Milani honored for Alzheimer’s and aging research

Sadaf Milani, Ph.D., M.P.H., a graduate of the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions doctorate in epidemiology and master’s in public health programs, has received the 2022 Early Career Investigator Award from the Diversity and Disparities Professional Interest Group of the Alzheimer’s Association International Society to…

PHHP alumna spotlight: Denise McIntyre, M.D., M.P.H.

Denise McIntyre is an obstetrics and gynecology resident physician at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center in Los Angeles. She is a University of Florida alumna who holds a Bachelor of Science in biology from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a Master of Public Health with a focus…

Q & A with Alum Steven Gold

Steven Gold is the current CEO of Refresh Mental Health and a 2002 Juris Doctor JD/MPH combination degree graduate. Steven’s MPH concentration was Epidemiology, the same concentration as his mother who graduated from the Yale School of Public Health after completing her undergraduate education at the University of Florida.

2021 PHHP Outstanding Alumni

The College of Public Health and Health Professions recognized 14 graduates with 2021 Outstanding Alumni Awards. These graduates will be recognized at a virtual celebration for Outstanding Alumni award winners on September 24. Four of the honorees received MPH degrees:…

Cottler lab students celebrate publications

Three students in Dr. Cottler’s lab had manuscripts accepted for publication on the same day: Amy Elliott’s “Exposure to medicines in the family medicine cabinet: is it a harbinger of later opioid dependence?” in Substance Use & Misuse; Ayodeji Otufowora’s “Sex differences in willingness to participate in research based…

Epidemiology recognizes Spring 2020 graduates

The Department of Epidemiology is pleased to recognize the Spring 2020 student award recipients. They include Charlee Ford, MPH Epidemiology graduate and recipient of the Epidemiology Ambassador Award; Scott Cohen, MPH Epidemiology graduate and recipient of the Best All-Around MPH Epidemiology Student Award; Kayvon Yazdanbakhsh, MPH Epidemiology graduate…

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 examined previously, the UF study is one of the first to evaluate these differences at the community level. The findings…