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Faculty and doctoral program student collaborations in artificial intelligence uncover a new approach to controlling hospital infection outbreaks

Pictured above: Alexander Sundermann, clinical research coordinator and Epidemiology doctoral student, and Dr. Lee Harrison, Associate Chief of Epidemiology and Education, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, and Head of the Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Research Unit

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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 activities 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 and methods
  • Environmental
  • Global health
  • Infectious disease
  • Injury prevention
  • Molecular and genetic
  • Obesity and nutritional
  • Population neuroscience
  • Prevention, lifestyle and physical activity
  • Psychiatric
  • Reproductive, perinatal and pediatric
  • Social epidemiology and health equity
  • Women’s health

 

Allegheny County Health Department prizes alliance with Pitt Public Health alumni

You don’t have to look far to...
Allegheny County Health Department prizes alliance with Pitt Public Health alumni

You don’t have to look far to find a School of Public Health (SPH) graduate among the people working within the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) to ensure the well-being of western Pennsylvanians. "The school really is a feeder institution," says LuAnn Brink (EPI '99), PhD, a 12-year ... (06/15/2022)

Gun owners, onlookers split on what gun control proposals could accomplish

TRIB LIVE - Reaction to propo...
Gun owners, onlookers split on what gun control proposals could accomplish

TRIB LIVE - Reaction to proposed gun control laws shows that even some local gun owners appear just as divided about the effectiveness of such measures as the politicians debating them. Although many people seem to agree the country has to find a way to stem gun violence on American streets and in ... (06/15/2022)

COVID-19 deadlier during pregnancy, African study says

VOICE OF AMERICA - Pregnancy ...
COVID-19 deadlier during pregnancy, African study says

VOICE OF AMERICA - Pregnancy puts women at higher risk of severe medical complications or death from COVID-19, according to a new study of more than 1,300 women in sub-Saharan Africa. "Africa is not Europe, is not the U.S.A.," said IDM and EPI's Jean Nachega, lead author of the new study. "We shoul... (06/15/2022)

Gary-Webb participates in White House listening session on health equity issues

On May 25, Tiffany Gary-Webb,...
Gary-Webb participates in White House listening session on health equity issues

On May 25, Tiffany Gary-Webb, associate professor of Epidemiology, participated in a White House listening session on health equity issues across the Commonwealth.  Experts from a range of disciplines – medicine, nursing, public health and social work – participated in the session.  Attendees were ... (05/31/2022)

What women can do to protect their hearts at every age

NHLBI News - EPI's Samar El K...
What women can do to protect their hearts at every age

NHLBI News - EPI's Samar El Khoudary shares what healthcare providers and the public should know about reproductive events, such as pregnancy complications or early menopause, that can influence women's cardiovascular disease risks. "We want to make sure that women are aware that heart disease is t... (05/17/2022)