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Welcome from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Epidemiology, from Anne B. Newman, MD, MPH and Jane A Cauley, DrPH, MPH ...

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Osteoporosis as Serious, But Less Understood in Men ...

“We have to improve on the understanding that osteoporosis is a significant problem in older men,” Jane A Cauley, DrPH, told Endocrine Today

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Our Faculty

Meet the faculty who will teach and mentor you, and learn about the innovative research projects they're directing.  

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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

 

Updated osteoporosis screening guidelines cover only women. That could hurt men, says Cauley

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - The e...
Updated osteoporosis screening guidelines cover only women. That could hurt men, says Cauley

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - The emphasis on screening women for osteoporosis has fostered a sexist view of the bone-weakening disease. That’s harmful to men, whose bones also weaken with age. Men are twice as likely to die within a year of breaking a hip. In a journal editorial accompanying the guideli... (06/27/2018)

Pitt task force outlines framework for confronting nationwide opioid crisis

PITTWIRE - Pitt is taking a l...
Pitt task force outlines framework for confronting nationwide opioid crisis

PITTWIRE - Pitt is taking a leading role in tackling the public health crisis by strengthening its prevention, treatment and recovery programs to bring meaningful change to the lives of students. "While opioid abuse is lower on university campuses, we can't be complacent," said Chancellor Patrick G... (06/25/2018)

Menopause may play role in CVD risk in older women, El Khoudary finds

HEALIO - For years, CVD was k...
Menopause may play role in CVD risk in older women, El Khoudary finds

HEALIO - For years, CVD was known as a condition affecting men. A major focus on CVD prevention efforts was put towards men, which resulted in a mortality gap between men and women, with an elevated mortality rate in women, said EPI's, SAMAR EL KHOUDARY (EPI '08). “This issue is not just at the lev... (06/25/2018)

Pitt's opioid task force releases recommendations

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE - The...
Pitt's opioid task force releases recommendations

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE - The task force, which includes officials and students, including BRADY BUSHOVER (EPI '18) and MICHAEL MALLON (BCHS '13), has recommended that the school mobilize its research and treatment resources to fight addiction through initiatives ranging from partnerships with loca... (06/21/2018)

Power from the ground up: A garden in Larimer shows collaboration across fault lines

PUBLIC SOURCE - At first, som...
Power from the ground up: A garden in Larimer shows collaboration across fault lines

PUBLIC SOURCE - At first, some were skeptical about the African Healing Garden in Larimer. Too often outside forces dropped projects into the neighborhood without knowing the people there. However, EPI's HEATHER ENG says the garden is a “bridge” for the people that live there. Sharing Facebook post... (06/12/2018)

 

Wed
7/25
Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
Andrea L. Stewart - Stress & Cardiovascular Risk in Mid-Life Women: How Important Are Social Roles? Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
Andrea L. Stewart - Stress & Cardiovascular Risk in Mid-Life Women: How Important Are Social Roles?
Wed 7/25 1:00PM - 3:00PM
A522 Public Health

Stress and Cardiovascular Risk in Mid-Life Women:  How Important are Social Roles?

Andrea Leigh Stewart, BA

Committee members:
Maria Mori Brooks, PhD (Committee Chair)
Emma Barinas-Mitchell, PhD
Karen Matthews, PhD
Jared Magnani, MD, MSc

Mon
7/30
Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
Mon 7/30 3:00PM - 4:30PM
A521 Public Health

The focus of this journal club will continue to be the presentation of research being conducted by the CVD training grant trainees and faculty collaborating with the URL, as it relates to subclinical cardiovascular disease.
Wed
8/1
Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
Raj Kumar - Acute Inflammation & Infection:Effects on Recovery-Mod. to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
Raj Kumar - Acute Inflammation & Infection:Effects on Recovery-Mod. to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
Wed 8/1 1:00PM - 3:00PM
A522 Public Health

Acute Inflammation and Infection:  The Effects on Recovery Following Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

Raj Kumar, MPH

Committee members:
Caterina Rosano, MD, MPH  (Committee Chair)
Maria Mori Brooks, PhD
Anthony Fabio, PhD
Amy Wagner, MD
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