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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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Alcohol Screening Tests Fail to Work in RYGB Patients ...

Senior author Dr Wendy C King and her colleagues evaluated 1,472 adults who had undergone RYGB surgery ...

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Epidemiology Seminar

11/29, The Diabetes Prevention Program: From Research to Real World Practice, M. Kaye Kramer, Jordan Taradash

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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
  • Population Neuroscience
  • Obesity and Nutritional
  • Prevention, Lifestyle and Physical Activity
  • Psychiatric
  • Reproductive, Perinatal and Pediatric
  • Women’s Health

 

Dean Burke honored with John Snow Award for excellence in public health

The annual award recognizes o...
Dean Burke honored with John Snow Award for excellence in public health

The annual award recognizes outstanding scientists for excellence in epidemiologic practice or research, and is one of the oldest in the field. It commemorates John Snow, one of the founding fathers of epidemiology. Burke said, "I find great personal satisfaction in the knowledge that my life-long ... (11/12/2018)

The costs of heroin and naloxone offer a tragic snapshot of the opioid crisis

STAT - The cost of heroin has...
The costs of heroin and naloxone offer a tragic snapshot of the opioid crisis

STAT - The cost of heroin has fallen dramatically over the past few decades, and fentanyl and other illicit opioids can be rapidly mass produced. DEAN DONALD BURKE and Michael Hufford, co-founder of a nonprofit to improve naloxone access, propose a solution: "Make naloxone available over the counte... (11/09/2018)

Cauley wins prestigious service award

PITT WIRE - The American Soci...
Cauley wins prestigious service award

PITT WIRE - The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research has awarded JANE CAULEY, vice-chair of EPI, with the 2018 Shirley Hohl Service Award. Cauley received the award after volunteering for numerous positions and projects with the society.  (11/01/2018)

Mackey identifies modifiable dementia risk factor in older adults in long-running study

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - new res...
Mackey identifies modifiable dementia risk factor in older adults in long-running study

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - new research from Pitt Public Health has identified a dementia risk factor among older adults that should be modifiable even well into old age. “Although arterial stiffness is associated with markers of silent, or subclinical, brain damage and cognitive decline, until now, it ... (10/26/2018)

Overdose deaths have fallen for six months, Dean Burke comments

STAT - The number of fatal dr...
Overdose deaths have fallen for six months, Dean Burke comments

STAT - The number of fatal drug overdoses nationwide has fallen for six consecutive months, fueling hopes that the downturn marks not just a reprieve but a long-lasting shift in the tide of the addiction crisis. “After 40 years of this predictable growth pattern, we can hope that the curve is final... (10/24/2018)

 

Mon
11/19
Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Journal Club
Mon 11/19 3:00PM - 4:30PM
A521 Public Health

The CVD Epidemiology journal club is a forum for scientific interaction between CVD Epidemiology training program students, collaborating faculty and other students with interest in CVD Epidemiology.
Mon
11/26
Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
epiBRAIN Journal Club Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Mon 11/26 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A216 Public Health

Thu
11/29
Epidemiology Seminar Series
The Diabetes Prevention Program: From Research to Real World PracticeThe Diabetes Prevention Program: From Research to Real World Practice Epidemiology Seminar Series
The Diabetes Prevention Program: From Research to Real World Practice
Thu 11/29 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Area of Emphasis: Prevention, Lifestyle & Physical Activity Epidemiology; Introduction to Prevention, Lifestyle & Physical Activity Epidemiology: Andrea Kriska, PhD

M. Kaye Kramer, DrPH, MPH, RN, CCRC
Chief Scientific Officer, Innovative Wellness Solutions; Adjunct Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Dept. of Epidemiology, GSPH, University of Pittsburgh
Jordan Taradash, MPH
President, Innovative Wellness Solutions
The Diabetes Prevention Program: From Research to Real World Practice
Mon
12/3
Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Journal Club
Mon 12/3 3:00PM - 4:30PM
A521 Public Health

The CVD Epidemiology journal club is a forum for scientific interaction between CVD Epidemiology training program students, collaborating faculty and other students with interest in CVD Epidemiology.
Thu
12/6
Epidemiology Seminar Series
Alzheimer’s Neuroimaging in Aging Populations: An Example of Population ... - Annie Cohen Epidemiology Seminar Series
Alzheimer’s Neuroimaging in Aging Populations: An Example of Population ... - Annie Cohen
Thu 12/6 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Annie Cohen, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh
Alzheimer’s Neuroimaging in Aging Populations: An Example of Population Neuroscience Research

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