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Epidemiology PhD Students Lead Student Organizations

Sadaf Milani is president of PHHP Doctoral Student Council (DSC). In the past, DSC has hosted panel discussions and social events. The DSC is also looking for suggestions for future […]

Dr. Deepthi Varma Appointed to Healthy Start Board of Directors

Research Assistant Professor in Epidemiology Deepthi Varma, PhD, MPhil, MSW, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Healthy Start of North Central Florida Coalition. Florida’s Healthy Start […]

Dr. Mark Hart’s Research Featured on ASPPH Website

Clinical Assistant Professor in Epidemiology Mark Hart, EdD, recently had his research featured on the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) website. In his two-part series on […]

PHHP faculty, students earn UF International Center awards

The University of Florida International Center honored a College of Public Health and Health Professions faculty member and several graduate students during its International Education Week celebration held in November. Linda B. […]

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Welcome to the Department of Epidemiology

Introduction:
The 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 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

Florida Epidemiology Students Achieve 100 Percent Publication Rate in 2016 – 2017

The 2016 – 2017 academic year was a busy time for the doctoral students in the department of epidemiology at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health […]

To lift kids out of poverty, adults must be able to work

The poor often put health concerns on the back burner The ability to lift children out of poverty depends, in part, on the physical and mental health of their parents […]

Florida may miss federal goal of more doctors using state’s prescription drug database

Amid an opioid epidemic in Florida, physicians and pharmacists are only making limited use of a statewide database meant to deter prescription drug abuse, University of Florida Health researchers have found. That […]

Epidemiology Celebrates Students, Trainees, and Faculty at Fall Celebration

As a show of appreciation for Epidemiology’s PhD, MSE, and MPH students, pre- and post-doctoral fellows, and graduate faculty, the Department of Epidemiology hosted its annual Fall Celebration the weekend […]

Epidemiology’s First Graduate Awarded NIMHD R01 Grant

Jennifer M. Reingle Gonzalez, PhD, the Department of Epidemiology’s first PhD graduate, recently received a $3.3 million R01 grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). […]

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