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Welcome from the Chair

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

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Chemical in Soft Plastics Causes Key Changes in Human Placentas

Jennifer J Adibi, MPH, ScD confirms previous findings ...

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Epidemiology Seminar

1/11: Is There an Effect of Fine PM Air Pollution Exposure on CVD Inflammatory Biomarkers in the…

presented by Evelyn O. Talbott, DrPH, MPH, FAHA…

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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

 

Adibi confirms chemical in soft plastics causes key changes in human placentas

POST GAZETTE - Odds are you ha...
Adibi confirms chemical in soft plastics causes key changes in human placentas

POST GAZETTE - Odds are you have phthalates inside you. And recent research by EPI’s JENNIFER ADIBI confirms previous findings that the plastic-softening chemicals are linked to changes in the placenta that seem to affect development of the fetus. Because of “ubiquitous exposure”, 99 percent of wome... (12/05/2017)

Epi students honored with 2017 Iris Marion Young Award for Social Justice

Congratulations to Pitt Public...
Epi students honored with 2017 Iris Marion Young Award for Social Justice

Congratulations to Pitt Public Health students ABIGAIL R. CARTUS and C. ELIZABETH SHAABAN, given the awards on November 15, 2017, by the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies program and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at Pitt. The Young Award honors faculty, staff, and stud... (11/29/2017)

Van Panhuis on the myth of spacing out kids’s vaccines

CONSUMER REPORTS - It’s unwise...
Van Panhuis on the myth of spacing out kids’s vaccines

CONSUMER REPORTS - It’s unwise to delay or spread out vaccines, says EPI’s WILBERT VAN PANHUIS. The CDC bases the schedule on disease risks, vaccine effectiveness at specific ages, and the way vaccines may interact with each other. “To start mixing this up is really complicated and actually can be d... (11/18/2017)

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)

 

Mon
12/11
Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
Mon 12/11 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.
Mon
12/18
Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
Mon 12/18 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
1/11
Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Evelyn O. Talbott, DrPH, MPH, FAHA Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Evelyn O. Talbott, DrPH, MPH, FAHA
Thu 1/11 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)


Fri
1/12
Epidemiology Journal Club
Maternal and Child Health Journal Club Epidemiology Journal Club
Maternal and Child Health Journal Club
Fri 1/12 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Magee-Women's Hospital of UPMC

Thu
1/18
Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar -Ana Maria Malinow, MD, MSHCPM Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar -Ana Maria Malinow, MD, MSHCPM
Thu 1/18 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)


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