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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…

100% of Epidemiology Students Published in 2016-2017

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 editor during this period, and 83% first-authored at least one manuscript or letter to the editor. Each student published,…

Epidemiology PhD Students Publish in Several Elite Journals

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 in Biomedicine Hub; Epidemiology PhD students Yunan Xu and Kai Wang and Epidemiology faculty Dr. Xinguang Chen published in…

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

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 to little reduction in the overall time they spent in potentially unhealthy sedentary activity, according to a study led by…