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Hu publishes ExWAS of COVID-19 mortality in the United States

Dr. Hui Hu, assistant professor in Epidemiology, recently published in The Science of the Total Environment. Dr. Hu and his co-authors, including current and incoming Epidemiology PhD students Yi Zheng and Xiaoxiao Wen, examined the associations between long-term exposures to 337 environmental variables and nationwide county-level COVID-19 mortality.

Mmadili Ilozumba publishes in Journal of Nutrition

Epidemiology doctoral student Mmadili Ilozumba had her manuscript, entitled “Associations between Choline Metabolites and Genetic Polymorphisms in One-Carbon Metabolism in Postmenopausal Women: The Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study,” accepted for publication in the Journal of Nutrition. Mentored by assistant professor in Epidemiology Dr. Ting-Yuan (David) Cheng, Ms. Ilozumba analyzed…

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…

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…

Researchers examine substance use patterns among people who use cocaine

A new University of Florida study finds a number of complex patterns of polysubstance abuse among people who use cocaine. The findings appear in the journal Addictive Behavior Reports. “Past research on cocaine polysubstance use mostly dichotomized all cocaine users into those who only used cocaine and those who used…

Study examines non-medical opioid use among adolescents

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 opioids were obtained at school or home. Males who reported non-medical opioid use were more likely to report obtaining the…