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MOVE UP

Older adults address obesity in the MOVE UP study…

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GSA Names Next Medical Sciences Journal Editor

Dr. Anne B. Newman named as the next Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Medical Sciences Journal Editor…

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Epi Seminar

September 1, 2016

Oscar C. Marroquin, MD, "Utilizing Real World Evidence to Drive Health Care Delivery"

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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:
Thu
9/1
Epidemiology Seminar Series
Oscar C. Marroquin, MD, "Utilizing Real World Evidence to Drive Health Care Delivery" Epidemiology Seminar Series
Oscar C. Marroquin, MD, "Utilizing Real World Evidence to Drive Health Care Delivery"
Thu 9/1 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Welcome! from Anne Newman, MD, MPH, Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh

Oscar C. Marroquin, MD, Vice President, Clinical Analytics, UPMC Health Services Division, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Clinical and Translational Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Topic: Utilizing Real World Evidence to Drive Health Care Delivery

Fri
9/2
Epidemiology Journal Club
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series Epidemiology Journal Club
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series
Fri 9/2 12:30PM - 1:30PM
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)
Thu
9/8
Epidemiology Seminar Series
Alison Morris, MD, MS, "COPD: Lessons from HIV and the Microbiome" Epidemiology Seminar Series
Alison Morris, MD, MS, "COPD: Lessons from HIV and the Microbiome"
Thu 9/8 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Alison Morris, MD, MS, Professor of Medicine, Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Department of Medicine, UPMC Chair of Translational Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Director, University of Pittsburgh Center for Medicine and the Microbiome

Topic: COPD: Lessons from HIV and the Microbiome 

 

Fri
9/9
Epidemiology Journal Club
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series Epidemiology Journal Club
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series
Fri 9/9 12:30PM - 1:30PM
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)
Wed
10/12
Epidemiology Lecture
Dr. Tomáš Paus, "Population Neuroscience: Observing to Change" Epidemiology Lecture
Dr. Tomáš Paus, "Population Neuroscience: Observing to Change"
Wed 10/12 3:00PM - 4:00PM
109 Parran

Dr. Paus is an expert in mapping the human brain in health and disease using a variety of tools, including positron emission tomography (PET), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), electro-encephalography (EEG) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Over the past five years, Dr. Paus has initiated or joined several large-scale studies of brain maturation and cognitive & behavioural development during adolescence, thus pioneering a new discipline of population neuroscience that operates at an intersection of epidemiology, genetics and neuroscience.

8/11/2016

Pitt Public Health Nutritional Epidemiologist Selected to Serve on Federal Panel Shaping Pregnancy Diet and Health Guidelines

For the first time, federal dietary and health guidelines for Americans are being updated to include...
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7/28/2016

Newman Named as GSA’s Next Medical Sciences Journal Editor

The GSA has named Anne B. Newman, MD, MPH, as the next medical sciences editor-in-chief of The Journ...
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5/31/2016

Edward Gregg, PhD (EPI ’96), awarded ADA 2016 Kelly West Award

For his extensive dedication to the field of diabetes epidemiology,  Edward Gregg,  PhD  (EPI ’96) ,...
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4/05/2016

Most Patients Likely to See Reductions in Pain and Disability after Bariatric Surgery; Study Identifies Who Benefits Most

In the three years following bariatric surgery, the majority of patients experienced an improvement ...
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3/30/2016

Pitt Finding Suggests New Heart Disease Screening Target for Middle-Aged Black Women

Middle-aged black women have higher levels of a protein in their blood associated with a predictor o...
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