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UF studies explore how public health professionals use Twitter for professional development, public education

Public health practitioners are actively using Twitter as a platform for networking and development, allowing them to overcome some barriers to professional growth, such as reduced staffing, according to research […]

How love and support helped UF Health couple land prestigious K awards

National Institutes of Health-funded Career Development Awards, or K awards, can be a game-changer for junior faculty members who are trying to initiate research careers. The prestigious awards provide invaluable […]

UF launches new study of marijuana’s health effects in people with HIV

In January, Florida’s Amendment 2 took effect, granting citizens with serious illnesses, including HIV, legal access to medical marijuana. While there is some evidence that marijuana may improve HIV-related symptoms, […]

100% of Epidemiology Students Published in 2016-2017

The 2016-2017 academic year was a busy time for the Department of Epidemiology’s PhD students. 100% of our 23 PhD students published at least one manuscript or letter to the […]

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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

Dr. Robert Cook Awarded NIDA R01 Grant to Study Marijuana and HIV

Robert L. Cook, MD, MPH, Professor in Epidemiology, Director of the Southern HIV and Alcohol Research Consortium (SHARC) and Chair of the Florida Consortium for HIV/AIDS Research (FCHAR), has achieved […]

HealthStreet Collaborator Serves as Vehicle for Change

In partnership with HealthStreet and UF/IFAS, theFresh Wagon Mobile Farm Market Employee Wellness Pilot Program was launched in early 2017. Between February and June of this year, the Fresh Wagon […]

Epidemiology PhD Students Publish in Several Elite Journals

Over the past months, Epidemiology PhD students have seen several first-authored publications appear in elite journals. In June, Epidemiology PhD student Zhaoyi Chen and Epidemiology faculty Dr. Mattia Prosperi published […]

Dr. Mattia Prosperi Receives Grant from National Science Foundation

Associate Professor in Epidemiology Mattia Prosperi, MEng, PhD, recently received a Science of Organizations (SoO) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Dr. Prosperi will partner with the UF Department […]

Epidemiology PhD Student Elected President of PHHP DSC

PhD student in Epidemiology Sadaf Milani was recently elected as president of the PHHP Doctoral Student Council (DSC). The purpose of the DSC is to foster social integration and academic […]

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