Faculty in epidemiology specialize in many research areas, including:

  • Addiction
  • Behavioral epidemiology
  • Big data science
  • Biomedical modeling
  • Cancer epidemiology
  • Cardiovascular epidemiology
  • Chronic disease epidemiology
  • Clinical epidemiology
  • Community engagement
  • Environmental epidemiology
  • Genetic epidemiology
  • Infectious disease epidemiology
  • Injury epidemiology
  • Maternal and child health epidemiology
  • Minority health and health disparities
  • Molecular epidemiology
  • Nutritional epidemiology
  • Precision medicine and precision public health
  • Psychiatric epidemiology
  • Spatial epidemiology
  • Social epidemiology
  • Substance abuse epidemiology
  • Translational science

No matter where your interests lie, there is cutting-edge work happening in the Department of Epidemiology.

Center for Genetic Epidemiology and Bioinformatics


Scientific discovery, innovative training, and high-quality service through multidisciplinary collaboration to advance translational epidemiology, genomic medicine, and precision health.

Dr. Jinying Zhao

Southern HIV and Alcohol Research Consortium


The mission of SHARC is to improve health outcomes and reduce HIV transmission among the diverse range of populations affected by alcohol and HIV infection in Florida.

The SHARC team tables at the Gainesville Pride Festival


HealthStreet is a community engagement program at the University of Florida that aims to improve the health of our community by bridging gaps in healthcare and health research.

HealthStreet has partnered with DCF’s Overdose Prevention Program to reduce opioid overdose deaths by providing access to FDA-approved emergency opioid antagonists (naloxone) to individuals at risk or witnessing or experiencing an opioid overdose.

Substance Abuse Research: from the Bench to the Community


SARB2C is a group of investigators and students at UF with a focus on translational science regarding T0 to T4 substance use and addiction research.

UF Monuments and Buildings

Data Intelligence Systems Lab


DISL’s interests are in the areas of data science and machine learning, with particular focus on biomedical modelling.


Catherine Woodstock Striley Lab

As a psychiatric epidemiologist, Dr. Striley conducts community-engaged research that aims to increase community members’ recognition of need for health screening, mental health and behavioral health services and to decrease barriers to those services.

Dr. Catherine Striley

National Drug Early Warning System


The National Drug Early Warning System (NDEWS), funded to the University of Florida by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) as of April 2020, aims to provide the field with the most timely, salient, and valuable information on emerging substance use trends.