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Dr. Lisa Bodnar Receives Outstanding Alumnus Award

The award will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, April 28 ...

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Areas of Emphasis

Faculty members in each of the sixteen areas offer major research and/or community service programs that provide excellent facilities for student research and field training.

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March Newsletter

The March 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:

 

Mary Ganguli: 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award for Research

Mary Ganguli is professor of ...
Mary Ganguli: 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award for Research

Mary Ganguli is professor of psychiatry and neurology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and professor of epidemiology at Pitt Public Health. Her research focuses on the epidemiology of late-life mental disorders, particularly neurocognitive disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease.... (05/18/2017)

Laura Gieraltowski: 2017 Early Career Excellence Award

Laura B. Gieraltowski is serv...
Laura Gieraltowski: 2017 Early Career Excellence Award

Laura B. Gieraltowski is serving as a lieutenant commander with the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) for which she is a epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Emerging and Infectious Zoonotic Diseases, Division of the Foo... (05/18/2017)

2017 faculty and staff Delta Omega initiates

The following four individuals...
2017 faculty and staff Delta Omega initiates

The following four individuals will be inducted into the Omicron chapter of the Delta Omega Honorary Society at the Graduate School of Public Health, recognizing merit and encouraging further excellence in, and devotion to, public health work: Nancy W. Glynn (EPI '94), faculty and alumna; Leah M. ... (05/18/2017)

EPI's King finds popular weight-loss surgery linked to alcohol problems

CBS NEWS - "We knew there was ...
EPI's King finds popular weight-loss surgery linked to alcohol problems

CBS NEWS - "We knew there was an increase in the number of people experiencing problems with alcohol within the first two years of surgery, but we didn't expect the number of affected patients to continue to grow throughout seven years of follow-up," said lead author WENDY KING, associate professor ... (05/16/2017)

Childhood bullying could mean health risks in adulthood, EPI's Matthews warns

UPI - "The long term effects o...
Childhood bullying could mean health risks in adulthood, EPI's Matthews warns

UPI - "The long term effects of bullying involvement are important to establish," EPI's KAREN MATTHEWS, the lead researcher from the University of Pittsburgh, said in a press release. "Most research on bullying is based on addressing mental health outcomes, but we wished to examine the potential imp... (05/09/2017)

 

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5/30
Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
eBrain Summer Roundtable - Imaging, late markers Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
eBrain Summer Roundtable - Imaging, late markers
Tue 5/30 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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Mon
6/5
PHDL Lecture
R. Scott Braithwaite, MD, MSc, Professor of Medicine and Population Health, NYU School of Medicine PHDL Lecture
R. Scott Braithwaite, MD, MSc, Professor of Medicine and Population Health, NYU School of Medicine
Mon 6/5 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A521

"Computer simulation to inform multi-level intervention design for HIV+ persons with alcohol use disorders in Maharashtra, India".
Tue
6/6
Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
eBrain Summer Roundtable - Clearance systems in the brain Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
eBrain Summer Roundtable - Clearance systems in the brain
Tue 6/6 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health 5140

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