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

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 […]

Dr. Ron Shorr Receives NIH-NIA R56 Grant to Study Fall Prevention in Hospitals

Professor in Epidemiology Ron I. Shorr, MD, MS, recently received an R56 grant from the NIH National Institute on Aging (NIA). An R56 grant is a high-priority, short-term grant awarded […]

HealthStreet Undergradute Wins Top Prize at Santa Fe Research Festival

Janice Dalmond, an undergraduate at HealthStreet, presented a poster at the Santa Fe Research in Undergraduate Education (RUE) Research and Creative Scholarly Projects Festival on April 10. Janice is a […]

Dr. Striley Selected for National Honor Society

Assistant Professor and Director of the Master of Science in Epidemiology and Certificate in Psychiatric Epidemiology Programs Catherine Striley, PhD, MSW, MPE will be inducted as a Faculty Member in […]

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Welcome to the Department of Epidemiology

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.

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

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

New Shands Quasi-Endowment Studies Funded

Each year the Shands Quasi-Endowment program awards grants to enhance the mission of Shands and other Health Sciences Colleges. This year two Epidemiology faculty were selected for funding for the […]

Genomic Virology Workshop Collaboration

In early March a Genomic Virology Workshop was held at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Sponsored by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), the event was co-organized by Epidemiology Associate […]

Journal Club Publishing Success

As part of Epidemiology Journal Club, taught by Dr. Linda Cottler, students are required to review a current article and write and submit a letter to the editor of that […]

New Business Manager Joins Epidemiology

The Department of Epidemiology is excited to announce that Holly O’Ferrell joined the team in mid-January as our new Business Manager. Ms. O’Ferrell’s most recent post was with IFAS, in […]

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

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.