Congratulations on a Lifetime of Achievement, Dr. Hopkins!

Professor in Epidemiology, Richard S. Hopkins, MD, MSPH, retired on May 1, 2017. Dr. Hopkins has been with the Department of Epidemiology since January 2013. Prior to his appointment at […]

Epidemiology Students Win MPH Exemplary Student Awards

On April 28, 2017, PHHP held its annual convocation to celebrate outstanding students and graduates. Among the awards presented was the annual MPH Exemplary Student honor, recognizing excellent academic performance, […]

Epidemiology Faculty March for Science in DC and Gainesville

On Earth Day 2017, a series of marches were held around to country to mend the gap between the scientific community and non-scientists. These Marches for Science aimed to emphasize […]

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 […]

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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

Federal Law Regulating a Chemical Needed to Make Cocaine Helps Protect Mothers and Babies

Federal regulation of a chemical used in the illegal manufacture of cocaine appears to have helped lower cocaine-related hospital stays for new mothers and babies in the United States. Chris […]

Data Analysis Looks at Zika’s Introduction to Americas, Predicts Microcephaly Cases

Researchers at the University of Florida and several peer institutions have developed a model mapping the spread of Zika virus in the Americas and predicting that the virus arrived in […]

MiniSeq™, MINI Cooper, Big Impact

Since winning the Go Mini Scientific Challenge last year, Mattia Prosperi, MEng, PhD, Preeminence Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Florida in the College of […]

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 […]