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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 | March 30

Mark Pearce, PhD, MSc

Thousand Families Study

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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:

 

Thu
3/30
Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Mark Pearce, PhD, MSc Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Mark Pearce, PhD, MSc
Thu 3/30 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Mark Pearce, PhD, MSc
Professor of Applied Epidemiology, Newcastle University, England, UK

Thousand Families Study
Fri
3/31
Epidemiology Journal Club
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series Epidemiology Journal Club
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series
Fri 3/31 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
4/3
Epidemiology Event
Cardiovascular Epidemiology Conference Epidemiology Event
Cardiovascular Epidemiology Conference
Mon 4/3 8:00AM - 5:00PM
University Club - Ballroom B

Save the Date!
Cardiovascular Epidemiology Conference
Featuring a plenary lecture by Lewis Kuller, MD, DrPH
Tue
4/4
Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
epiBrain Journal Club Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
epiBrain Journal Club
Tue 4/4 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
4/6
Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Andrea L. Rosso, PhD, MPH Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Andrea L. Rosso, PhD, MPH
Thu 4/6 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Andrea L. Rosso, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Assistant Professor, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, University of Pittsburgh, PA

Observing the Unobservable: Novel Insights into the Molecular and Developmental Biology of the Early First Trimester

 

Texas Woman’s University selects EPI alum Alan C. Utter as Provost and VP for Academic Affairs

DENTON — After an extensive na...
Texas Woman’s University selects EPI alum Alan C. Utter as Provost and VP for Academic Affairs

DENTON — After an extensive national search, Texas Woman’s University on March 21, 2017 announced it has tapped Alan C. Utter (EPI '95) as Provost and VP for Academic Affairs, effective July 1. Utter currently serves as the interim VP for Research and a professor in the Department of Health, Leisur... (03/28/2017)

King, Wahed, and Belle find wearable fitness devices lack functionality

LOS ANGELES TIMES - Participan...
King, Wahed, and Belle find wearable fitness devices lack functionality

LOS ANGELES TIMES - Participants without physical activity trackers showed nearly twice the weight loss benefits at the end of the 24 months. Participants who used wearable devices reported an average weight loss of 7.7 pounds, while those who partook only in health counseling reported an average lo... (03/24/2017)

MPH students Cox and Feathers represent the health department at Sci Tech Days

MPH students ERIN COX (EPI) an...
MPH students Cox and Feathers represent the health department at Sci Tech Days

MPH students ERIN COX (EPI) and ALISON FEATHERS (IDM), along with members of the National Health Corps Pittsburgh, represented the Allegheny County Health Department at the Carnegie Science Center’s annual Sci Tech Days. They presented information about Lyme disease to middle and high school student... (03/23/2017)

EPI student Kathleen Creppage's fentanyl discovery recognized by commonwealth

We're proud that Epi's...
EPI student Kathleen Creppage's fentanyl discovery recognized by commonwealth

We're proud that Epi's KATHLEEN CREPPAGE's #opioidepidemic discovery of illicit fentanyl in Allegheny County caught the attention of PA Physician General Rachel Levine and the PA Department of Health. Very timely research. (03/23/2017)

EPI's Bodnar urges more exercise for pregnant women

WASHINGTON POST - An active li...
EPI's Bodnar urges more exercise for pregnant women

WASHINGTON POST - An active lifestyle during pregnancy is safe and beneficial. Last week, epidemiology’s LISA BODNAR published a new report in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that investigated the diets of 7,500 pregnant women. The study revealed alarmingly high percentages of ... (03/21/2017)
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