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Dr. Shantrel Canidate awarded NIH fellowship designed to improve diversity in AI research

University of Florida faculty member Shantrel S. Canidate, Ph.D., M.P.H., has received a research fellowship from the National Institutes of Health’s Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Consortium to Advance Health Equity and Researcher Diversity program, or AIM-AHEAD. Canidate is an assistant professor in the department of epidemiology at the UF College of…

Qualitative Research Colloquium

First Colloquium for Fall 2022: August 10, 2022; 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Dr. Deepthi S. Varma, PhD, MPhil, MSW, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology along with Dr. Mary Ellen-Young, Professor Emeritus, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Florida leads the on-line Qualitative Research Colloquium, alternate Wednesdays, 4-5 pm ET during…

Drs. Benos and Liu have joined the Department of Epidemiology

The Department of Epidemiology is pleased to introduce our newest faculty members. Takis Benos, Ph.D., Professor, joins us from the Department of Computational and Systems Biology at the University of Pittsburgh. His background is in causal modeling; integrative analysis of big, biomedical data; gene expression regulation; advanced data modeling; and…

Congratulations to Dr. Yaghjyan, recently promoted to Associate Professor with tenure

Lusine Yaghyjan, Ph.D., joined the Department of Epidemiology in 2013 as an Assistant Professor. She received her Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of Cincinnati and continued her research as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Washington University. Her areas of expertise include the epidemiology of breast cancer; mammographic breast density…

UF recognizes Drs. Cottler and Striley for completing 10-year of service!

Dr. Linda Cottler and Dr. Catherine Striley received recognition from the University of Florida for completing ten years of service. They both joined the University of Florida in the summer of 2011. Both have made mountainous contributions to the University of Florida and the Department of Epidemiology. Dr. Cottler was the…

UF nursing researcher gets to the ‘heart’ of cardiac health disparities

When diagnostic tests for the heart were first created, scientists at the time did not fully consider that no two bodies are the same, especially between the sexes. According to University of Florida College of Nursing associate professor Jennifer Dungan, Ph.D., M.S.N., B.S.N, many of the current symptom profiles and…

Welcome to the Department Natalie Torres, our newest Academic Assistant!

The Department of Epidemiology is pleased to introduce our new Academic Assistant III, Natalie Torres. Ms. Torres joins us from the college of Liberal Arts and Sciences, where she served as an Academic Assistant II in the Department of Psychology. Her background is in business administration in management information systems.