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Two More Epidemiology Doctoral Students Graduate

In the month of March, two Epidemiology PhD students successfully defended their dissertations.  On Friday, March 13th, Xingdi Hu successfully defended his dissertation titled Alcohol Treatment Use in HIV-Infected Individuals with Hazardous Drinking: Utilization, Drinking Outcomes, and Survival.  Xingdi’s college career has been at the University of Florida and he is…

Community lowers heart disease risks, death rates over 40-year period

Heart disease and stroke have been the No. 1 killers of men and women in the United States for 100 years, particularly among those with lower socioeconomic status. But new study findings from a University of Florida Health expert and colleagues in Maine show how one rural, low-income community…

Epidemiology graduate named in 2014 PHHP Outstanding Alumni

Dyanne Herrera, M.P.H., serves as the chief of the Office of Assessment and Evaluation in the Bureau of Women’s and Children’s Health at the Arizona Department of Health Services. She oversees the data unit and epidemiologist and is involved in coordinating all policies, strategies and activities surrounding assessment, evaluation…

UF study of drug users finds people with ADHA started using at younger age, reports T32 predoctoral fellow

The study's lead author is Eugene Dunne, a third-year doctoral student in clinical and health psychology at UF’s College of Public Health and Health Professions and a predoctoral fellow in the T32 Training Program, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse as the University of Florida Substance Abuse Training Center in Public Health. This new training program is directed by Dr. Linda Cottler and co-directed by Dr. Sara-Jo Nixon.

2015 APA/APAGS Award for Distinguished Graduate Student in Professional Psychology

Adam Reid, a Master of Science in Epidemiology student as well as a Clinical and Health Psychology PhD student, has been awarded the 2015 APA/APAGS Award for Distinguished Graduate Student in Professional Psychology. The award recognizes community service integrating the highest standards for professional psychological clinical practice and science.

PhD Students going Global

One of Epidemiology’s PhD students Jacob Ball along with, Salah Uddin Khan, a PhD student from Environmental and Global Health attended a workshop in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico on the ecology, evolution and control of infectious diseases. The workshop was funded by the French Government through the Center of Excellence for the study of Biodiversity in Amazonia. 18 PhD students from around the world were accepted for this opportunity and 2 of the 3 Americans came from our very own College of Public Health and Health Professions