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The Department of Epidemiology of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health is leading research and prevention activities that impact public health by training students to evaluate and respond to important public health issues in aging and chronic disease prevention, reproductive health, environmental health, and infectious diseases.

The program provides a strong foundation in epidemiology, which is a core discipline in public health. Our epidemiology graduate programs incorporate into the teaching program activites that provide a practical and clinically relevant educational experience that is based on a foundation of research excellence.. Students take a series of core courses in epidemiology and public health, and may choose to focus on one of several Areas of Emphasis. Faculty in each of these areas direct major research programs and training grants that provide excellent opportunities for student research and field training.

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Pitt Public Health faculty members conduct small and large observational studies and clinical trials of problems that have major impact on the health of populations, such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, premature birth, and injury. Faculty members may also lead field centers or coordinating centers for multicenter national and international observational studies and clinical trials.

Major areas of emphasis include...

  • Aging
  • Applied public health
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular and diabetes
  • Clinical trials and methods
  • Environmental
  • Global health
  • Infectious disease
  • Injury prevention
  • Molecular and genetic
  • Population neuroscience
  • Obesity and nutritional
  • Prevention, lifestyle and physical activity
  • Psychiatric
  • Reproductive, perinatal and pediatric
  • Women’s health

 

Rosano links depressive symptoms in type 1 diabetes to extended hyperglycemia, brain lesions

HELIO - Middle-aged adults wi...
Rosano links depressive symptoms in type 1 diabetes to extended hyperglycemia, brain lesions

HELIO - Middle-aged adults with type 1 diabetes are more likely to experience depressive symptoms than those without, and extended hyperglycemia and more white matter hyperintensities in the brain may play a role in this difference, according to findings published in Diabetic Medicine by EPI's Cate... (02/13/2019)

Carter to be contestant on TV show Survivor

CBS.COM - Julia Carter (EPI '...
Carter to be contestant on TV show Survivor

CBS.COM - Julia Carter (EPI '17) will be on the upcoming season of Survivor, debuting on February 20. According to her cast bio, while the idea of winning a million dollars factors in, her motivation for competing in the show is to prove to herself that she can do it. Carter says she'll be successf... (02/11/2019)

Adams-Campbell named among 2018 Washingtonians of the Year

WASHINGTONIAN – Lucille Adams...
Adams-Campbell named among 2018 Washingtonians of the Year

WASHINGTONIAN – Lucille Adams-Campbell (EPI ’83) works to increase mammograms, reduce cancer risks, and guarantee minorities’ access to clinical trials as a researcher and professor at Georgetown University. Her work has long focused on equity, uncovering disparities in women and minorities when “n... (01/31/2019)

Breastfeeding linked to less belly fat and smaller waist size

MEDICALRESEARCH.COM  - Work b...
Breastfeeding linked to less belly fat and smaller waist size

MEDICALRESEARCH.COM  - Work by Gabrielle Snyder (EPI '15) tests the association between breastfeeding duration and maternal waist circumference while controlling for race, socioeconomic status, and behavioral factors like better diet and more physical activity. The study found that women who breast... (01/04/2019)

EPI graduate shares her experience of overcoming polio (video)

CONSULATE GENERAL OF INDIA IN...
EPI graduate shares her experience of overcoming polio (video)

CONSULATE GENERAL OF INDIA IN NEW YORK -- In observance of the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disability, Sunita Dodani (EPI ’06) shares her story of overcoming polio and thriving in life. After experiencing paralysis in all four limbs, Dodani met the challenges of growing up as a... (01/03/2019)

 

Thu
2/21
Epidemiology Seminar Series
Panel: "Measuring Cognition/Dementia"Panel: "Measuring Cognition/Dementia" Epidemiology Seminar Series
Panel: "Measuring Cognition/Dementia"
Thu 2/21 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Panel: Measuring Cognition/Dementia

Beth Snitz, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh
Andrea M. Weinstein, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
Beth Shaaban, PhD, MPH, Postdoctoral Associate, Dept. of Epidemiology, GSPH, University of Pittsburgh

Mon
2/25
Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
epiBRAIN Journal Club Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Mon 2/25 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A622 Public Health

Multidisciplinary Journal Club to explore the application of neuroimaging methods in the context of aging and population studies

Mon
2/25
Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Journal Club
Mon 2/25 3:30PM - 5:00PM
A521 Public Health

This journal club is a forum for scientific interaction between CVD Epidemiology training program students, collaborating faculty and other students with interest in CVD Epidemiology.

Thu
2/28
Epidemiology Seminar Series
Jennifer S. Brach, PhD, PT Epidemiology Seminar Series
Jennifer S. Brach, PhD, PT
Thu 2/28 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Jennifer S. Brach, PhD, PT
Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
Title: TBD

Fri
3/1
Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
Megan Marron - Frailty and Walking Ability as Integra. Markers of Aging & Their Metabol. Signatures Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
Megan Marron - Frailty and Walking Ability as Integra. Markers of Aging & Their Metabol. Signatures
Fri 3/1 2:00PM - 4:00PM
A521 Public Health

Dissertation title:  Frailty and Walking Ability as Integrated Markers of Aging
and Their Metabolomic Signatures

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