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Department of Epidemiology

Dr. Linda Cottler, chair Epidemiology, PHHP and COM

Principal Investigators, Dr. Linda Cottler (left) and Dr. Sara Jo Nixon (right).

Epidemiology participates in landmark national study regarding the effect of substance use on the developing brain.

  • The NIH Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study will follow approximately 10,000 children beginning at ages 9 to 10, before they initiate drug use, through the period of highest risk for substance use and other mental health disorders.
  • ABCD Florida, one of 11 national sites, will be led by principal investigators Linda Cottler, PhD, MPH, and Sara Jo Nixon, PhD.

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Aug 5th, 2015

A group of UF graduate students recently conducted field work in Kenya, working alongside students of Great Lakes University of Kisumu, as part of UF’s One Health certificate program.

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The UF Pediatric Sleep Study is designed to help children who are overweight and having sleep problems improve their sleep through behavioral strategies.

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