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Brianna Stanley and Anjali Kumar: Few children access free food

There is sometimes a stigma surrounding food insecurity, but it is nonetheless a harsh reality for approximately 12.7 percent of Americans. In Florida the issue is especially pervasive, with a […]

Two Epidemiology Faculty Awarded UF Term Professorships

Professor in Epidemiology Robert L. Cook, MD, MPH, and Associate Professor in Epidemiology Volker Mai, PhD, MPH, recently received Term Professorship Awards from the UF Office of the Provost. The […]

Department of Epidemiology Well-Represented at CPDD Annual Meeting

The College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) 79th Annual Scientific Meeting was held this June in Montréal, Canada. Eleven representatives from the Department of Epidemiology attended the meeting, including […]

Dr. Yan Wang Organizes Symposium at APS Annual Convention

At the 29th Association for Psychological Science (APS) Annual Convention in May in Boston, MA, Research Assistant Scientist in Epidemiology Yan Wang, PhD, organized a symposium to discuss recent developments […]

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Welcome to the Department of Epidemiology

Introduction:
The new Department of Epidemiology is housed in both the Colleges of Public Health and Health Professions and Medicine at the University of Florida. Faculty members are jointly appointed in order to create synergies resulting in a strong, competitive research profile capitalizing on collective strengths, and highly trained students who receive exceptional exposure to diverse expertise.

Mission:
The mission of the new Department of Epidemiology is to improve health globally through education, training, research and service.

Aims:
As a leader in the field, the Department aims to:

  • Advance the field's theoretical and empirical base through rigorous multidisciplinary epidemiology research that monitors health globally.
  • Prepare the next generation of scientific leaders to design and conduct ethical, relevant and innovative epidemiological studies.
  • Train a public health workforce committed to working with diverse communities to bring about outcomes that matter.
  • Develop and refine epidemiological measures and methods in that address the dynamic and complex factors impacting public health globally.
  • Provide leadership and service in epidemiology and public health through international, national, state and local collaboration and community engagement.

Recent News

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 […]

Dr. Hui Hu Receives AHA Grant in First Year as Faculty

Research Assistant Scientist in Epidemiology Hui Hu, PhD, graduated from the Epidemiology PhD program in August 2016 and immediately re-joined the Department as faculty. Now, less than one year later, […]

MSE Graduate Wins New Investigator Award from APIC

Marko Predic, an MSE graduate in the class of fall 2016, recently won a New Investigator Award for an abstract submitted to the Association of Professionals in Infection Control (APIC) […]

Epidemiology Faculty Honored by MPH Students on Public Health Day

On Public Health Day 2017, the culminating experience of the University of Florida MPH program, two Epidemiology faculty were honored by the Public Health Student Association (PHSA). Founded in 2003 […]

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

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 […]

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