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Cardiovascular Epidemiology Conference

April 3, 2017 | 8am-5pm | University Club, Ballroom B

Featuring a plenary lecture by Lewis Kuller, MD, DrPH…

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Epi Seminar | January 26

Lee H. Harrison, MD

HPV Vaccines: Separating Fact from Fiction

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Epi Newsletter

The December issue of the Epidemiology Newsletter is now available online…

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Epidemiology Graduate Programs

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.

Find a research program for your interests

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 Epidemiology
  • Applied Public Health Epidemiology
  • Cancer Epidemiology
  • Cardiovascular & Diabetes Epidemiology
  • Clinical Trials & Methods
  • Environmental Epidemiology
  • Global Health Epidemiology
  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • Injury Prevention Epidemiology
  • Molecular & Genetic Epidemiology
  • Neuroepidemiology
  • Obesity & Nutritional Epidemiology
  • Prevention, Lifestyle & Physical Activity Epidemiology
  • Psychiatric Epidemiology
  • Reproductive, Perinatal & Pediatric Epidemiology
  • Women’s Health Epidemiology

Pursue a career in epidemiology

Graduates of Pitt Public Health pursue epidemiology careers in three main areas:
  • Academic epidemiologists work in universities or other research institutes, such as RAND Corporation. They design research studies to answer important questions about risk factors and outcomes. In the university setting, faculty epidemiologists teach courses in epidemiologic methods and mentor master’s and doctoral students working on research projects.
  • Public health practice epidemiologists may conduct surveys, monitor the rise or fall in health outcomes through epidemiologic surveillance and designing and executing interventions to impact public health.
  • Health care epidemiologists work in the health care setting to track medical treatments and outcomes and design interventions to improve outcomes.

Degrees

Five graduate epidemiology programs are available at Pitt Public Health:

 

Mon
1/23
Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
Mon 1/23 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Public Health A521

Thu
1/26
Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Lee H. Harrison, MD Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Lee H. Harrison, MD
Thu 1/26 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Lee H. Harrison, MD
Professor, Department Epidemiology, GSPH, Professor, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
HPV Vaccines: Separating Fact from Fiction
Fri
1/27
Epidemiology Journal Club
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series Epidemiology Journal Club
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series
Fri 1/27 1:00PM - 2:00PM
University of Pittsburgh

The Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series offered in conjunction with the Center for Aging and Population Health (CAPH)  is offered every Friday from 12:30pm-1:30pm during the fall term and 1:00pm-2:00pm during the spring term and is held in the CAPH Offices, 130 North Bellefield Avenue, 5th floor conference room. (EPIDEM 2950)
Mon
1/30
Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
Mon 1/30 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Public Health A521

Thu
2/2
Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Francis X. Guyette, MD, MS, MPH, FACEP Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Francis X. Guyette, MD, MS, MPH, FACEP
Thu 2/2 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Francis X. Guyette, MD, MS, MPH, FACEP
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Director of STAT MedEvac , University of Pittsburgh, PA
Prevention of Secondary Injury in Trauma

 

Sharing the wealth in Alexandria, Egypt

UNIVERSITY TIMES - Epidemiolog...
Sharing the wealth in Alexandria, Egypt

UNIVERSITY TIMES - Epidemiology's RONALD LAPORTE and FAINA LINKOV solicited 6,700 research methodology volumes from 150 donors from 30 universities, and they sent them last month in a giant shipping container to the Library of Alexandria. LEWIS KULLER said, “One of the real goals of the library is t... (01/19/2017)

Pitt study: Pittsburgh-area girls falling steps behind in physical activity

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE - Teen...
Pitt study: Pittsburgh-area girls falling steps behind in physical activity

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE - Teenage girls in Pittsburgh are falling more than a step behind -– they’re falling a few thousand steps behind in the area of physical activity, according to a study released today by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Graduate School of Publ... (12/21/2016)

Pittsburgh teen girls take barely half the steps recommended for health

MEDICAL XPRESS - … "Sadly, we...
Pittsburgh teen girls take barely half the steps recommended for health

MEDICAL XPRESS - … "Sadly, we found that only about 5 percent of the hundreds of girls who participated in our study met the minimum daily activity level recommended by national and international health agencies," said lead author Bonny Rockette-Wagner, Ph.D., director of physical activity assessme... (12/21/2016)

Pittsburgh Teen Girls Take Barely Half the Steps Recommended for Health

Teenage girls in Pittsburgh la...
Pittsburgh Teen Girls Take Barely Half the Steps Recommended for Health

Teenage girls in Pittsburgh lag far behind the expected levels of physical activity for U.S. adolescent females, according to a new analysis based on a representative sample of that population. This study was led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Graduate School o... (12/21/2016)

Myths and truths about gun violence in Pennsylvania

PUBLICSOURCE via NEW PITTSBURG...
Myths and truths about gun violence in Pennsylvania

PUBLICSOURCE via NEW PITTSBURGH COURIER - … A recent study by Anthony Fabio, associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh, found that nearly 80 percent of guns obtained by Pittsburgh police in 2008 were not held by their original owner. (11/22/2016)
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