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Dr. Lisa Bodnar Receives Outstanding Alumnus Award

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Areas of Emphasis

Faculty members in each of the sixteen areas offer major research and/or community service programs that provide excellent facilities for student research and field training.

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March Newsletter

The March 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:

 

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5/2
Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
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epiBrain Journal Club
Tue 5/2 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Public Health 5140

The Epidemiology of Brain Resilience in Aging (e-BRAIN) program and the Claude D. Pepper Center at the University of Pittsburgh sponsor the epiBRAIN Journal club, a multidisciplinary Journal Club to explore the application of neuroimaging methods in the context of aging and population studies, with a specific focus on advances in MRI and their neuroanatomical correlates in the aging brain. The Journal Club draws on expertise in Epidemiology, Psychiatry, Psychology, Rehabilitation Sciences, Biomedical Engineering Geriatric Medicine and Neuroscience.  
Thu
5/4
Epidemiology Seminar Series
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND MATERNAL HLTH: MEASUREMENT, PROMOTION, AND ITS ASSOCIATION W/HLTH OUTCOMES Epidemiology Seminar Series
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND MATERNAL HLTH: MEASUREMENT, PROMOTION, AND ITS ASSOCIATION W/HLTH OUTCOMES
Thu 5/4 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A522

Marquis Hawkins, PhD

Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst, School of Public Health and Health Sciences

 

Zimmerman and Nowalk suggest there may still be a place for the nasal flu vaccine

CONTAGION LIVE - A research te...
Zimmerman and Nowalk suggest there may still be a place for the nasal flu vaccine

CONTAGION LIVE - A research team including senior author RICHARD ZIMMERMAN, BCHS, and alumna MARY PATRICIA NOWALK (EPI '93), notes that despite its lower efficacy rates, eliminating the nasal influenza vaccine has resulted in a reduced overall rate of flu vaccine uptake in the United States. Thus, e... (04/26/2017)

Bodnar receives outstanding alumnus award from UNC Chapel Hill

Vice-chair for research in the...
Bodnar receives outstanding alumnus award from UNC Chapel Hill

Vice-chair for research in the Department of Epidmiology, Lisa Bodnar is to receive the Outstanding Alumnus Award from the Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The award will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, April 28, 2017. (04/26/2017)

EPI's Strotmeyer newly elected officer for the Gerontological Society of America

The Gerontological Society of ...
EPI's Strotmeyer newly elected officer for the Gerontological Society of America

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA), the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging, announced its newest elected officers, including Elsa S. Strotmeyer, Department of Epidemiology. Officers are chosen by the GSA membership of more than 5,500 researchers, e... (04/18/2017)

Orchard receives medal as newly inaugurated Distinguished Professor of Epidemiology

On April 13, 2017, TREVOR ORCH...
Orchard receives medal as newly inaugurated Distinguished Professor of Epidemiology

On April 13, 2017, TREVOR ORCHARD shared his inaugural lecture as Distinguished Professor of Epidemiology with Chancellor Patrick Gallegher and a throng of well-wishers during an event sponsored by Patricia Beeson, provost, senior vice chancellor, and chief academic officer of the University of Pitt... (04/14/2017)

Early onset hot flashes may signal higher heart risks, says EPI's Thurston

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - Ho...
Early onset hot flashes may signal higher heart risks, says EPI's Thurston

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - Hot flashes may be more than a troublesome nuisance for some women during menopause -- they may be a signal for increased risk of heart disease, suggests a team led by REBECCA THURSTON, Department of Epidemiology. The study showed that the association was independent of o... (04/13/2017)
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