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Welcome from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Epidemiology, from Anne B. Newman, MD, MPH ...

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Versatile HPC System to Facilitate Breakthrough Research

Ashley Naimi, PhD conducts a randomized trial of 1,200 volunteers ...

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Epidemiology Seminar

11/30: Rethinking Sexual Violence Prevention: Gender, Trauma and Sexuality presented by Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD …

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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.

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

 

Van Panhuis on the myth of spacing out kids’s vaccines

CONSUMER REPORTS - It’s unwise...
Van Panhuis on the myth of spacing out kids’s vaccines

CONSUMER REPORTS - It’s unwise to delay or spread out vaccines, says EPI’s WILBERT VAN PANHUIS. The CDC bases the schedule on disease risks, vaccine effectiveness at specific ages, and the way vaccines may interact with each other. “To start mixing this up is really complicated and actually can be d... (11/18/2017)

University of Pittsburgh architects a versatile HPC system to facilitate breakthrough research

SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING - With th...
University of Pittsburgh architects a versatile HPC system to facilitate breakthrough research

SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING - With the assistance of Pitt’s high-performance computing (HPC) system, EPI’s ASHLEY NAIMI conducts a randomized trial of 1,200 volunteers to determine if a small, daily dose of aspirin may help women to more easily achieve pregnancy and to carry a baby to term. “Our data-inten... (11/07/2017)

Salcido's Pulse Point app alerts citizens to cardiac arrent patients in need (video)

CBS PITTSBURGH - Alumnus DAVID...
Salcido's Pulse Point app alerts citizens to cardiac arrent patients in need (video)

CBS PITTSBURGH - Alumnus DAVID SALCIDO (EPI ’08), resuscitation specialist and assistant professor in Pitt’s Department of Emergency Medicine, is hoping his app can help save lives in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. The free app, called Pulse Point, is connected to the Allegheny County 911 system, ... (11/03/2017)

Why the CDC needs number crunchers on the front lines of the opioid epidemic

90.5 WESA - Who’s needed to fi...
Why the CDC needs number crunchers on the front lines of the opioid epidemic

90.5 WESA - Who’s needed to fight the battle? At the October 2, 2017, conference sponsored by the PUBLIC HEALTH DYNAMICS LABORATORY and CTSI, CDC’s Sarah Bacon said an essential group of people must crunch the numbers to better understand the hows and the whys of the crisis: mathematicians, epidemio... (11/03/2017)

Thurston research says being sexually harassed may have long-term physical consequences

FORBES - The past several week...
Thurston research says being sexually harassed may have long-term physical consequences

FORBES - The past several weeks have seen a regular flow of sexual harassment allegations against high profile individuals and a flood of heartfelt stories on the Internet in response to the #MeToo social media hashtag. But as epidemiologist REBECCA THURSTON has found, traumatic experiences such as ... (11/01/2017)

 

Tue
11/28
Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
Krissy Moehling - Associations of Frailty, Quality of Life Indicators, and Spirituality... Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
Krissy Moehling - Associations of Frailty, Quality of Life Indicators, and Spirituality...
Tue 11/28 10:00AM - 12:00PM


Associations of Frailty, Quality of Life Indicators, and Spirituality on Immune System Response to Influenza Vaccine in Adults 50 Years of Age and Older.

Committee chair - Marnie Bertolet, PhD

Location - University of Pittsburgh Department of Family Medicine, 4420 Bayard St., Suite 520, Pittsburgh, PA  15260

Tue
11/28
Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
Stephen Liu - Classifications, Re-visits, and Mortality for Opioid-Related Hospitalizations in PA... Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
Stephen Liu - Classifications, Re-visits, and Mortality for Opioid-Related Hospitalizations in PA...
Tue 11/28 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Public Health A312

Thu
11/30
Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD  Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD 
Thu 11/30 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)


Fri
12/1
Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
Hemant Mahajan - Association of Subclinical Atherosclerosis with Lipoprotein Particles, Alcohol... Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
Hemant Mahajan - Association of Subclinical Atherosclerosis with Lipoprotein Particles, Alcohol...
Fri 12/1 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A719

Association of Subclinical Atherosclerosis with Lipoprotein Particles, Alcohol Consumption, and Long-Chain N-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Among Healthy Middle-Aged Men in an International Population-Based Study.

Committee chair - Akira Sekikawa, MD, PhD

Mon
12/4
Epidemiology Journal Club
Diabetes Journal Club Epidemiology Journal Club
Diabetes Journal Club
Mon 12/4 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Pittsburgh, PA

The purpose of the Diabetes Research Journal Club is to discuss current literature in the area of Diabetes, bringing us all up to date with current issues in the field.
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