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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 2

Nadine Melhem, PhD

Maladaptive Stress Responses in Children of Parents Diagnosed with Cancer

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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:

 

Mon
2/27
Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
Mon 2/27 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Public Health A521

Thu
3/2
Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Nadine Melhem Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Nadine Melhem
Thu 3/2 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Nadine Melhem, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, PA
Maladaptive Stress Responses in Children of Parents Diagnosed with Cancer
Fri
3/3
Epidemiology Journal Club
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series Epidemiology Journal Club
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series
Fri 3/3 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)
Wed
3/8
Epidemiology Journal Club
Maternal and Child Health Journal Club Epidemiology Journal Club
Maternal and Child Health Journal Club
Wed 3/8 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Magee-Women's Hospital of UPMC

Meetings will be from 9:00-10:00 am in conference room 2700 at Magee-Womens Hospital. Details and the article for discussion will be sent to participants via the journal club mailing list the week prior to meeting.

Contact: Tamala Gondwe, Facilitator
Email: tamala.gondwe@pitt.edu

Fri
3/10
Epidemiology Journal Club
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series Epidemiology Journal Club
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series
Fri 3/10 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)

 

EPI's King reports that standing is a good start for very obese people

KNOWRIDGE - “Adults with seve...
EPI's King reports that standing is a good start for very obese people

KNOWRIDGE - “Adults with severe obesity often have difficultly following national guidelines to participate in at least 30 minutes per day of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity for health benefits,” says lead author WENDY C. KING, associate professor of epidemiology. (02/24/2017)

EPI and BIOST researchers find wearable fitness devices don't make you more fit

NEW YORK TIMES - Work of epid...
EPI and BIOST researchers find wearable fitness devices don't make you more fit

NEW YORK TIMES - Work of epidemiology and biostatistics researchers WENDY KING, ABDUS WAHED, and STEVEN BELLE contributed to the IDEA Randomized Clinical Trial cited by the New York Times today. (02/20/2017)

Epidemiology's Jane Cauley shows testosterone treatment can benefit old men

KNOWRIDGE SCIENCE REPORT - “We...
Epidemiology's Jane Cauley shows testosterone treatment can benefit old men

KNOWRIDGE SCIENCE REPORT - “We showed that testosterone improved men’s impression that their sexual function and walking ability had improved, suggesting that these effects are clinically important.” said JANE A. CAULEY, coauthor and chair of the TTrials recruitment committee, and principal investig... (02/14/2017)

EPI's Karen Matthews concurs: Relax in romance

FIJI TIMES - Read what expert...
EPI's Karen Matthews concurs: Relax in romance

FIJI TIMES - Read what experts say about the effects of vacations to your health. "The more frequent the vacations, the longer the men lived," says KAREN MATTHEWS of Pitt Public Health's Department of Epidemiology.  Matthews analyzed data from the Framingham Heart Study to assess the benefits of v... (02/09/2017)

Doctoral student Beth Shaaban on Pittsburgh's probe into the PWSA flush and boil order

90.5 WESA - As an organizer wi...
Doctoral student Beth Shaaban on Pittsburgh's probe into the PWSA flush and boil order

90.5 WESA - As an organizer with the group Pittsburgh Lead Action Now, doctoral student BETH SHAABAN (EPI '18) is seeking to find solutions to the city’s lead issue. "We’d like to see the process be very transparent so that we can help monitor what’s going on,” she said. Shaaban and fellow students ... (02/08/2017)
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