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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 and 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

 

Estradiol level influences fracture risk during menopause transition, Cauley finds

HELIO - "Our findings suggest...
Estradiol level influences fracture risk during menopause transition, Cauley finds

HELIO - "Our findings suggest that serum [estradiol] measures may help to identify women at high risk of fracture during the menopausal transition," said EPI's Jane Cauley who, along with colleagues, analyzed data of 2,960 women aged 42 to 52 years at baseline participating in the Study of Women's ... (02/19/2019)

Nachega finds drug-resistant TB cured with new approaches in conflict-affected region

INFECTION CONTROL TODAY - A h...
Nachega finds drug-resistant TB cured with new approaches in conflict-affected region

INFECTION CONTROL TODAY - A high proportion of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis cases can be cured in conflict-affected communities with molecular diagnostics, shorter treatment periods, and socioeconomic incentives, according to the results of a large, long-term study in the Democratic Republic of... (02/19/2019)

Catov among scientists researching heart disease link to pre-eclampsia

PITTSBURGH COURIER - While he...
Catov among scientists researching heart disease link to pre-eclampsia

PITTSBURGH COURIER - While her baby is still a toddler, a woman who had preeclampsia during her pregnancy might already be on the path to heart disease and not getting the care she needs. Perinatal epidemiologistJanet Catov is among those researchers examining what pregnancy-related signals identif... (02/14/2019)

Rosano links depressive symptoms in type 1 diabetes to extended hyperglycemia, brain lesions

HELIO - Middle-aged adults wi...
Rosano links depressive symptoms in type 1 diabetes to extended hyperglycemia, brain lesions

HELIO - Middle-aged adults with type 1 diabetes are more likely to experience depressive symptoms than those without, and extended hyperglycemia and more white matter hyperintensities in the brain may play a role in this difference, according to findings published in Diabetic Medicine by EPI's Cate... (02/13/2019)

Carter to be contestant on TV show Survivor

CBS.COM - Julia Carter (EPI '...
Carter to be contestant on TV show Survivor

CBS.COM - Julia Carter (EPI '17) will be on the upcoming season of Survivor, debuting on February 20. According to her cast bio, while the idea of winning a million dollars factors in, her motivation for competing in the show is to prove to herself that she can do it. Carter says she'll be successf... (02/11/2019)

 

Mon
3/25
Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
epiBRAIN Journal Club Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Mon 3/25 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A521 Public Health

Multidisciplinary Journal Club to explore the application of neuroimaging methods in the context of aging and population studies

Thu
3/28
Epidemiology Seminar Series
"COPD-Related Osteoporosis: Understanding the Link between the ... " - Jessica Bon Field, MD, MS"COPD-Related Osteoporosis: Understanding the Link between the ... " - Jessica Bon Field, MD, MS Epidemiology Seminar Series
"COPD-Related Osteoporosis: Understanding the Link between the ... " - Jessica Bon Field, MD, MS
Thu 3/28 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Jessica Bon Field, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine, Dept. of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
COPD-Related Osteoporosis: Understanding the Link between the Lung and Skeletal System

Mon
4/1
Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Journal Club
Mon 4/1 3:30PM - 5:00PM
A521 Public Health

This 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
4/4
Epidemiology Seminar Series
Dara D. Mendez, PhD, MPH Epidemiology Seminar Series
Dara D. Mendez, PhD, MPH
Thu 4/4 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Dara D. Mendez, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Epidemiology, GSPH, University of Pittsburgh
Race, Racism and Inequity: The Case of Maternal and Infant Health

Thu
4/11
Epidemiology Seminar Series
Steve Belle, PhD, MScHyg Epidemiology Seminar Series
Steve Belle, PhD, MScHyg
Thu 4/11 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Steve Belle, PhD, MScHyg
Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Co-Director, Epidemiology Data Center, Dept. of Epidemiology, GSPH, University of Pittsburgh
Beyond Meta-Analysis: Combining Information Across Disparate Interventions
*NO CME Credit Offered For This Seminar

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