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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 | February 23

Lauren A. Wise, Sc.D.

Internet‐based Prospective Cohort Studies of Time‐To‐Pregnancy

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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
2/20
Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
Mon 2/20 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Public Health A521

Thu
2/23
Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Lauren A. Wise Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Lauren A. Wise
Thu 2/23 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Lauren A. Wise, Sc.D.
Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health

Internet‐based Prospective Cohort Studies of Time‐To‐Pregnancy
Fri
2/24
Epidemiology Journal Club
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series Epidemiology Journal Club
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series
Fri 2/24 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
2/27
Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
Mon 2/27 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Public Health A521

Thu
3/2
Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Nadine Melhem Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Nadine Melhem
Thu 3/2 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Nadine Melhem, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, PA
Maladaptive Stress Responses in Children of Parents Diagnosed with Cancer

 

Epidemiology's Jane Cauley shows testosterone treatment can benefit old men

KNOWRIDGE SCIENCE REPORT - “We...
Epidemiology's Jane Cauley shows testosterone treatment can benefit old men

KNOWRIDGE SCIENCE REPORT - “We showed that testosterone improved men’s impression that their sexual function and walking ability had improved, suggesting that these effects are clinically important.” said JANE A. CAULEY, coauthor and chair of the TTrials recruitment committee, and principal investig... (02/14/2017)

EPI's Karen Matthews concurs: Relax in romance

FIJI TIMES - Read what expert...
EPI's Karen Matthews concurs: Relax in romance

FIJI TIMES - Read what experts say about the effects of vacations to your health. "The more frequent the vacations, the longer the men lived," says KAREN MATTHEWS of Pitt Public Health's Department of Epidemiology.  Matthews analyzed data from the Framingham Heart Study to assess the benefits of v... (02/09/2017)

Doctoral student Beth Shaaban on Pittsburgh's probe into the PWSA flush and boil order

90.5 WESA - As an organizer wi...
Doctoral student Beth Shaaban on Pittsburgh's probe into the PWSA flush and boil order

90.5 WESA - As an organizer with the group Pittsburgh Lead Action Now, doctoral student BETH SHAABAN (EPI '18) is seeking to find solutions to the city’s lead issue. "We’d like to see the process be very transparent so that we can help monitor what’s going on,” she said. Shaaban and fellow students ... (02/08/2017)

EPI's Jane Cauley finds bone marrow fat in older men with diabetes affects fracture risk

HEALIO - Analysis of t...
EPI's Jane Cauley finds bone marrow fat in older men with diabetes affects fracture risk

HEALIO - Analysis of the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men study by JANE CAULEY reveals that older men with type 2 diabetes have higher levels of vertebral bone marrow fat vs. men without disease, and the increase is associated with both femoral neck and total hip bone mineral density. (02/07/2017)

Poor odor identification may be early warning for dementia

HEALTH CANAL - Research from ...
Poor odor identification may be early warning for dementia

HEALTH CANAL - Research from co-author ANDREA ROSSO of Pitt Public Health's epidemiology department published in 'Neurology' finds that poor odor identificaiton may be an early warning sign for dementia. This study is the first to look at that association in both black and white older adults over a... (02/03/2017)
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