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Yaghjyan receives Florida DOH grant

Dr. Lusine Yaghjyan, assistant professor in Epidemiology, received funding from FL Department of Health Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program to develop a centralized data center and biospecimen infrastructure to support breast cancer prevention research in Florida targeted to screening-aged women. The grant will build a comprehensive research infrastructure with standardized…

COVID-19: A look back at a year of service

College of Public Health and Health Professions faculty, staff and students stepped up to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic in extraordinary ways. As we reflect on an unforgettable year, we highlight a few of the contributions made by members of our college to protect the health of our community,…

Epidemiology students sweep Public Health awards at PHHP Research Day

PHHP’s 34th Annual Research Day was held for the first time in a virtual format on February 11, 2021. Of the 32 abstracts submitted in the Public Health category, 19 were authored by Epidemiology PhD and MSE students. Epidemiology students also took home all three awards in the Public…

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.

Cottler named Association for Clinical and Translational Science president-elect

Linda B. Cottler, Ph.D., M.P.H., FACE, the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions’ associate dean for research and a dean’s professor in the department of epidemiology in PHHP and the College of Medicine, has been named president-elect of the Association for Clinical and Translational Science. Her…

Researchers identify high-need areas for diabetes outreach in Florida and California

Using the Neighborhood Deprivation Index, along with geocoding of primary care providers and endocrinologists, University of Florida and Stanford University researchers have identified areas in Florida and California where people with Type 1 diabetes may have difficulty getting the care and support they need to manage their disease. The findings appear in…

Gurka, Hu, and team receive CTSA supplement award

Dr. Kelly Gurka, assistant professor in Epidemiology, and Dr. Hui Hu, assistant professor in Epidemiology, received a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program administrative supplement. Drs. Gurka and Hu, with co-PI Matthew Gurka from the Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics, will examine the ability of the…