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Dr. Jinying Zhao and Guanhong Miao publish in Molecular Psychiatry

Jinying Zhao, MD, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology, and post-doctoral student, Guanhong Miao, published their study, “Plasma Lipidomic Profile of Depressive Symptoms: A Longitudinal Study in a Large Sample of Community-dwelling American Indians in the Strong Heart Study,” in the Journal of Molecular Psychiatry. Using a new technology called lipidomics, this…

Dr. Sai Zhang joins the Department of Epidemiology

Sai Zhang, Ph.D., joined us on January 5, 2023, from the Department of Genetics at Stanford University School of Medicine. His research interests include Computational Biology, Machine Learning, Genetics, Genomics, and Precision Medicine. More specifically, he is interested in developing novel machine learning methods (e.g., deep learning and probabilistic graphical…

UF receives NIH grant to improve strategies for inpatient fall prevention

University of Florida investigators have received a $2 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to address a common and costly problem in hospitals and other health care facilities: patient falls. Led by Ron Shorr, M.D., M.S., a research professor in the department of epidemiology at the UF College of…

PHHP professor honored with scholarship donation to MPH program

Cindy Prins, Ph.D., M.P.H., an associate professor of epidemiology and epidemiology Ph.D. program director at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions, hopped on a Zoom call with the judges of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida in September. When she…

Catalina Lopez-Quintero receives National Hispanic Science Network new investigator award

Catalina Lopez-Quintero, Ph.D., M.D., M.P.H., an assistant professor of epidemiology in the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions and UF College of Medicine, has received the National Award of Excellence in Research by a New Investigator from the National Hispanic Science Network. The award is presented in recognition…

Dr. Wang selected as an Editorial Board member of the Annal of Epidemiology

Yan Wang, Ph.D., was recently selected as an Annals of Epidemiology Editorial Board member. As an Editorial Board member, Dr. Wang will serve two years reviewing 5-6 submitted manuscripts per year and advising on journal policy. Additional duties include attracting new authors and submissions, promoting the journal to their…

Dr. Robert Cook and Dr. Yan Wang (MPIs) receive NIH/NIAAA R01 grant

Robert Cook, Ph.D., Professor, and Dr. Yan Wang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, in Epidemiology, were recently awarded a new $3.13 million new R01 grant from NIH’s National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) for their study entitled “Technology-based assessments and intervention to reduce alcohol consumption and improve HIV viral suppression…

Dr. Mattia Prosperi received a Syngenta Crop Protection US industry-sponsored grant

Professor in Epidemiology and Associate Dean of AI and Innovation, Mattia Prosperi, Ph.D., and Professor in Biomedical Informatics and Chief Data Scientist, UF Health, Jiang Bian, Ph.D., were awarded the Syngenta North America Environmental Safety Strategic Science Enabling (ESSSE) initiative for 2023. This grant will support their study entitled “Twitter…