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Mirsada Serdarevic

Study examines sex differences in prescription opioid use

Published: Dec 16th, 2019

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 […]

Drs. Taj Azarian and Erin DeFries Bouldin

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

Published: Sep 25th, 2019

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 […]

Back row, Dr. Mingma Sherpa and Dr. Sonam Lasopa. Front row, Dr. Krishna Vaddiparti, Dr. Sydney Moirangthem and Dr. Senthil Reddi. Photo by Dr. Linda Cottler.

Former UF Fogarty Fellows receive grant to study suicide in Sikkim, India

Published: Jun 7th, 2019

As a hospital clinical psychologist working in Sikkim, a small Indian state nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, Dr. Sonam Lasopa encountered several patients who had attempted suicide. At […]

Kathleen Egan

Researchers examine influence of peers and parents on adolescent prescription opioid use

Published: Jan 31st, 2019

A new University of Florida and East Carolina University study finds that peer approval or disapproval has a strong influence on whether or not adolescents engage in nonmedical use of […]

Dr. Vicki Osborne

Study examines non-medical opioid use among adolescents

Published: Nov 16th, 2018

A University of Florida study published in the journal Addictive Behaviors finds that 3 percent of 10-18 year-olds had misused opioids in the past 30 days. Most participants reported the […]

Sadaf Milani

Newest PhD Graduate Receives Laurence G. Branch Doctoral Student Award

Published: Oct 18th, 2018

Summer 2018 graduate of the PhD in Epidemiology program, Sadaf Milani, PhD, MPH, CPH, recently received an award from the American Public Health Association (APHA) Aging & Public Health Section […]

Sadaf Milani

Epidemiology Graduates 30th Doctoral Student Since 2011!

Published: Aug 15th, 2018

As of the summer 2018 graduation season, the Department of Epidemiology has graduated 30 doctoral students! Since the department’s founding in 2011, 100% of the program’s graduates have secured employment […]

Chelsea Lutz, MPH, and Chaz Rhone, MPH, CIC

Epidemiology MPH alumni Chelsea Lutz and Chaz Rhone named PHHP 2018 Outstanding Alumni

Published: Aug 10th, 2018

The College of Public Health and Health Professions is pleased to announce the PHHP Outstanding Alumni for 2018. They will be honored at a ceremony during the college’s alumni reunion […]

Chris Delcher

Prescription drug monitoring programs not shown to affect drug overdoses

Published: May 21st, 2018

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 […]

2018 PhD graduates

Epidemiology PhD Graduates Earn Prestigious Awards at Convocation

Published: May 17th, 2018

Three Epidemiology doctoral students graduated May 4th: Jacob Ball, Vicki Osborne, and Sheldon Waugh. Both Jacob and Sheldon have accepted positions at the Army Public Health Center in Baltimore Maryland, […]