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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

December 8, 2016


Leah Goeke, "Design and Implementation of a Sustainable Public Health Program ... "

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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:

 

Fri
12/9
Epidemiology Journal Club
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series Epidemiology Journal Club
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series
Fri 12/9 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)
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12/12
PHDL Seminar Series
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Mon 12/12 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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12/12
Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
Mon 12/12 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Public Health A521

Fri
12/16
Epidemiology Journal Club
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series Epidemiology Journal Club
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series
Fri 12/16 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)

 

Myths and truths about gun violence in Pennsylvania

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Myths and truths about gun violence in Pennsylvania

PUBLICSOURCE via NEW PITTSBURGH COURIER - … A recent study by Anthony Fabio, associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh, found that nearly 80 percent of guns obtained by Pittsburgh police in 2008 were not held by their original owner. (11/22/2016)

To Keep the Weight Off, Keep Tracking Your Diet

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To Keep the Weight Off, Keep Tracking Your Diet

YAHOO NEWS - The researchers found that people tended to stop dietary monitoring after about four months, and that this was followed by regaining weight, said Qianheng Ma, a public health researcher at the University of Pittsburgh and the lead author of the study. (11/15/2016)

Wendy King Receives Prestigious Award for Bariatric Surgery Research

INSIDE UPMC - Wendy King, Ph.D...
Wendy King Receives Prestigious Award for Bariatric Surgery Research

INSIDE UPMC - Wendy King, Ph.D., of the Department of Epidemiology of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, has been awarded the Circle of Excellence Award from the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). The award was recently presented at the group’s ... (11/04/2016)

Studies show people get more benefits from exercise as they age

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE -  “Th...
Studies show people get more benefits from exercise as they age

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE -  “There’s been conflicting data on whether people are just living longer and we’re just prolonging the period of time they’re in poor health,” said Anne Newman, a Pitt geriatrician and epidemiologist involved in both studies. …  (11/01/2016)

ANDREA KRISKA addresses American Diabetes Association on activity and prevention

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ANDREA KRISKA addresses American Diabetes Association on activity and prevention

MD MAGAZINE ( video ) - Whatever it is called there is mounting evidence that staying active, whether through exercise or other means, is an important part of preventing the development of diabetes as well as overall health in general. Pitt Public Health epidemiology professor Andrea M. Kriska ... (10/28/2016)
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