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UF studies explore how public health professionals use Twitter for professional development, public education

Published: Nov 7th, 2017

Public health practitioners are actively using Twitter as a platform for networking and development, allowing them to overcome some barriers to professional growth, such as reduced staffing, according to research […]


100% of Epidemiology Students Published in 2016-2017

Published: Oct 18th, 2017

The 2016-2017 academic year was a busy time for the Department of Epidemiology’s PhD students. 100% of our 23 PhD students published at least one manuscript or letter to the […]

Epidemiology PhD Students Publish in Several Elite Journals

Published: Sep 19th, 2017

Over the past months, Epidemiology PhD students have seen several first-authored publications appear in elite journals. In June, Epidemiology PhD student Zhaoyi Chen and Epidemiology faculty Dr. Mattia Prosperi published […]

Does daily exercise cut back on older adults’ sedentary life? Study: not so much

Published: Jul 18th, 2017

It looks like it might be tougher than anyone thought to lure older adults away from binge-watching TV shows and other sedentary activities. Increasing moderate-intensity exercise in older adults led […]

Study Links Getting Drunk at Early Age to Increased Risk of Premature Death

Published: Jun 14th, 2017

People who first became intoxicated as young teens have a greater risk of dying prematurely than those who first became drunk later in adolescence or not at all, according to […]

Chris Delcher

Federal Law Regulating a Chemical Needed to Make Cocaine Helps Protect Mothers and Babies

Published: May 16th, 2017

Federal regulation of a chemical used in the illegal manufacture of cocaine appears to have helped lower cocaine-related hospital stays for new mothers and babies in the United States. Chris […]

Data Analysis Looks at Zika’s Introduction to Americas, Predicts Microcephaly Cases

Published: May 16th, 2017

Researchers at the University of Florida and several peer institutions have developed a model mapping the spread of Zika virus in the Americas and predicting that the virus arrived in […]

Dr. Lusine Yaghjyan Uncovers Associations Between Air Pollution and Breast Density

Published: Apr 18th, 2017

Assistant Professor in Epidemiology Lusine Yaghjyan, MD, MPH, PhD, recently published in Breast Cancer Research. Her paper, entitled “Association between air pollution and mammographic breast density in the Breast Cancer […]

Globalization may be fueling new epidemics of hepatitis C infection in China

Published: Mar 8th, 2017

Increased economic growth and international travel may be responsible for waves of hepatitis C outbreaks in China, according to a new study published in the Journal of Viral Hepatitis.

New faculty member’s publication featured on NHLBI news mentions

Published: Sep 28th, 2016

One of Epidemiology’s newest faculty hires, Dr. Jinying Zhao, had a publication featured on the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s news mentions.  Her featured publication titled “Processed meat, but […]