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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

12/6, Alzheimer’s Neuroimaging in Aging Populations: An Example of Population Neuroscience Research, Annie Cohen

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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

 

Mendez talks to Pitt Med about why new mothers are dying at an alarming rate

PITT MED - Between 2000 and 2...
Mendez talks to Pitt Med about why new mothers are dying at an alarming rate

PITT MED - Between 2000 and 2015, the number of maternal deaths and near-deaths in the United States rose by 25 percent. And African American mothers are four times more likely to die or nearly die as a result of pregnancy than white mothers. Ways to address racial disparities in maternal mortality... (11/28/2018)

Cauley finds that how much sleep you get could influence fracture risk

MEDICAL DAILY - In a new stud...
Cauley finds that how much sleep you get could influence fracture risk

MEDICAL DAILY - In a new study led by EPI's Jane Cauley, sleeping over or under the recommended length was linked to a 25 percent increase in odds of experiencing recurrent falls. "Falls are an important public health problem among older adults and lead to moderate to severe injuries. Most fracture... (11/26/2018)

Singh honored with achievement award for tackling global health problems

PITTWIRE - Research duo Tusha...
Singh honored with achievement award for tackling global health problems

PITTWIRE - Research duo Tushar Singh (EPI '14) and Pitt Medicine's P. S. Reddy accepted the 2018 Sheth International Achievement Award, which is given every year to a Pitt faculty member and alumnus who are increasing Pitt’s global footprint with their work. Singh referred to EPI's Anne Newman as a... (11/26/2018)

Student Abigail Cartus shares the results of a study on Pittsburgh household characteristics and birth weights at APHA 2018

APHA - Doctoral student Abiga...
Student Abigail Cartus shares the results of a study on Pittsburgh household characteristics and birth weights at APHA 2018

APHA - Doctoral student Abigail Cartus (EPI) presented a poster at APHA's 2018 annual meeting titled Neighborhood-level housing characteristics and birth weight in Pittsburgh, PA, 2009-2013. In this study, Cartus, EPI professor Dara Mendez, and colleagues analyzed data on all singleton births in th... (11/24/2018)

Richardson comments on advice against marijuana for pregnant and breastfeeding women

REUTERS - Even though there a...
Richardson comments on advice against marijuana for pregnant and breastfeeding women

REUTERS - Even though there are still a lot of unknowns about the effects of marijuana exposure in the womb and from breast milk, research to date still suggests that pregnant and nursing women avoid cannabis. Earlier studies "were conducted when marijuana was not as strong as what is currently ava... (11/16/2018)

 

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