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Welcome from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Epidemiology, from Anne B. Newman, MD, MPH ...

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Versatile HPC System to Facilitate Breakthrough Research

Ashley Naimi, PhD conducts a randomized trial of 1,200 volunteers ...

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Epidemiology Seminar

This week's topic: Toward a Systematic Approach to Designing Equity-focused Obesity Prevention Research presented by Shiriki K. Kumanyika, PhD, MPH …

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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

 

University of Pittsburgh architects a versatile HPC system to facilitate breakthrough research

SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING - With th...
University of Pittsburgh architects a versatile HPC system to facilitate breakthrough research

SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING - With the assistance of Pitt’s high-performance computing (HPC) system, EPI’s ASHLEY NAIMI conducts a randomized trial of 1,200 volunteers to determine if a small, daily dose of aspirin may help women to more easily achieve pregnancy and to carry a baby to term. “Our data-inten... (11/07/2017)

Salcido's Pulse Point app alerts citizens to cardiac arrent patients in need (video)

CBS PITTSBURGH - Alumnus DAVID...
Salcido's Pulse Point app alerts citizens to cardiac arrent patients in need (video)

CBS PITTSBURGH - Alumnus DAVID SALCIDO (EPI ’08), resuscitation specialist and assistant professor in Pitt’s Department of Emergency Medicine, is hoping his app can help save lives in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. The free app, called Pulse Point, is connected to the Allegheny County 911 system, ... (11/03/2017)

Why the CDC needs number crunchers on the front lines of the opioid epidemic

90.5 WESA - Who’s needed to fi...
Why the CDC needs number crunchers on the front lines of the opioid epidemic

90.5 WESA - Who’s needed to fight the battle? At the October 2, 2017, conference sponsored by the PUBLIC HEALTH DYNAMICS LABORATORY and CTSI, CDC’s Sarah Bacon said an essential group of people must crunch the numbers to better understand the hows and the whys of the crisis: mathematicians, epidemio... (11/03/2017)

Thurston research says being sexually harassed may have long-term physical consequences

FORBES - The past several week...
Thurston research says being sexually harassed may have long-term physical consequences

FORBES - The past several weeks have seen a regular flow of sexual harassment allegations against high profile individuals and a flood of heartfelt stories on the Internet in response to the #MeToo social media hashtag. But as epidemiologist REBECCA THURSTON has found, traumatic experiences such as ... (11/01/2017)

Fabio's research on gun ownership cited in New York Times

NEW YORK TIMES - Research by E...
Fabio's research on gun ownership cited in New York Times

NEW YORK TIMES - Research by Epi's TONY FABIO, was cited by op-ed columnist Bret Stephen's piece "Repeal the Second Amendment." Fabio's study, published in 2016 in the journal Social Medicine, analyzed the guns recovered by Pittsburgh Police and found that the vast majority were not carried by their... (10/16/2017)

 

Mon
11/20
Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
Mon 11/20 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Public Health A521

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. This may take the form of practice for overview/comprehensive meetings, preparation for conference talks and/or informal works in progress (WIP) presentations. In addition, we will review published articles related to subclinical cardiovascular disease measure epidemiology and methodology.
Thu
11/30
Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD  Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD 
Thu 11/30 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)


Mon
12/4
Epidemiology Journal Club
Diabetes Journal Club Epidemiology Journal Club
Diabetes Journal Club
Mon 12/4 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Pittsburgh, PA

The purpose of the Diabetes Research Journal Club is to discuss current literature in the area of Diabetes, bringing us all up to date with current issues in the field.
Mon
12/4
Epidemiology Seminar Series
Grand Rounds Enrique F. Schisterman - SERtalks - PIttsburgh Epidemiology Seminar Series
Enrique F. Schisterman - SERtalks - PIttsburgh
Mon 12/4 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

 
Mon
12/4
Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
Mon 12/4 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Public Health A521

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. This may take the form of practice for overview/comprehensive meetings, preparation for conference talks and/or informal works in progress (WIP) presentations. In addition, we will review published articles related to subclinical cardiovascular disease measure epidemiology and methodology.
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