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Faculty and doctoral program student collaborations in artificial intelligence uncover a new approach to controlling hospital infection outbreaks

Pictured above: Alexander Sundermann, clinical research coordinator and Epidemiology doctoral student, and Dr. Lee Harrison, Associate Chief of Epidemiology and Education, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, and Head of the Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Research Unit

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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 activities 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
  • Obesity and nutritional
  • Population neuroscience
  • Prevention, lifestyle and physical activity
  • Psychiatric
  • Reproductive, perinatal and pediatric
  • Social epidemiology and health equity
  • Women’s health

 

What women can do to protect their hearts at every age

NHLBI News - EPI's Samar El K...
What women can do to protect their hearts at every age

NHLBI News - EPI's Samar El Khoudary shares what healthcare providers and the public should know about reproductive events, such as pregnancy complications or early menopause, that can influence women's cardiovascular disease risks. "We want to make sure that women are aware that heart disease is t... (05/17/2022)

Real-time genomic surveillance quickly detects hospital outbreaks

HEALIO - Alexander Sundermann...
Real-time genomic surveillance quickly detects hospital outbreaks

HEALIO - Alexander Sundermann (IDM '14, EPI '22) and colleagues find real-time genomic surveillance is able to detect hospital outbreaks using an approach they call Enhanced Detection System for Healthcare-Associated Transmission, which would allow hospitals to detect outbreaks early and intervene ... (05/17/2022)

Diabetes in the offspring of exceptional survivors

FRONTIERS SCIENCE NEWS - New ...
Diabetes in the offspring of exceptional survivors

FRONTIERS SCIENCE NEWS - New study within the US Long Life Family Study identifies biomarkers characteristic for people born in – or married into – families with exceptionally long-lived members. Both groups also have a reduced risk of developing type II diabetes. Sharing the household and lifestyl... (05/11/2022)

Doctors devise safer alternative to opioids during, after surgeries

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT - EP...
Doctors devise safer alternative to opioids during, after surgeries

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT - EPI's Wendy King weighs in on opioid use during and after bariatric surgery care. States that many weight-loss centers are indeed developing their own opioid-sparing protocols. The majority of patients seem to be on board with these protocols.  (05/10/2022)

Dean’s Day 2022 DEI Award, Master’s Category: Emily Arthur

EPI student Emily Arthur won ...
Dean’s Day 2022 DEI Award, Master’s Category: Emily Arthur

EPI student Emily Arthur won the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award, Masters Level for the project, “Maternal Health in Rural Virginia”. (05/09/2022)