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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

2/22: Enhanced Detection System for Healthcare-Acquired Transmission

presented by Lee H. Harrison, MD …

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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

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Analyzing street drugs an early warning system in opioid crisis

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - Finding...
Analyzing street drugs an early warning system in opioid crisis

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - Findings published in the journal Public Health Reports suggest that real-time information about stamp bags can be used to supplement current public health surveillance measures and could serve as an early warning of new illegal drugs of high lethality available at the local... (02/12/2018)

Thurston study reveals sexual harassment can make victims physically sick

THE WASHINGTON POST - “People...
Thurston study reveals sexual harassment can make victims physically sick

THE WASHINGTON POST - “People need to understand that trauma is not just something that happens in the mind,” said EPI's REBECCA THURSTON, who has spent the past four years studying women who have suffered sexual abuse and harassment. Over time, she discovered, sexual harassment can work like a poi... (02/09/2018)

Lee and Moon featured in Pitt Magazine as Change Agents

PITT MAGAZINE - Two of Pitt’s...
Lee and Moon featured in Pitt Magazine as Change Agents

PITT MAGAZINE - Two of Pitt’s featured “change agents” are Pitt Public Health grads. SEUNG WOOK LEE (BIOS '79, '82) and HYUN KYUNG MOON (EPI '86) were pioneers and trailblazers in their fields whose careers were made possible by degrees from Pitt. “Everything I’ve done is possible because of Pitt,”... (02/07/2018)

Kuller endorses statement warning breast cancer patients may be at increased risk for heart disease

CNN - The American Heart Asso...
Kuller endorses statement warning breast cancer patients may be at increased risk for heart disease

CNN - The American Heart Association released a scientific statement, published in Circulation, warning that breast cancer patients may be at an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases and could benefit from discussing those risks with their doctors. The statement is "long overdue," said EPI's ... (02/06/2018)

Albert and Agimi find in-person license renewal helps reduce dementia-related motor vehicle crashes

TRIB LIVE - Analyzing motor-v...
Albert and Agimi find in-person license renewal helps reduce dementia-related motor vehicle crashes

TRIB LIVE - Analyzing motor-vehicle-related hospital admissions, in-person license renewal laws and vision testing were found to dramatically reduce the number of motor vehicle accidents by drivers with dementia, according to BCHS' STEVEN ALBERT and YLL AGIMI (EPI '12) as published in Neurology.  ... (02/05/2018)

 

Thu
2/22
Epidemiology Seminar Series
Enhanced Detection System for Healthcare-Acquired Transmission - Lee H. Harrison Epidemiology Seminar Series
Enhanced Detection System for Healthcare-Acquired Transmission - Lee H. Harrison
Thu 2/22 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)


Mon
2/26
Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
epiBRAIN Journal Club Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Mon 2/26 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health 5140, Burke Seminar Room

Mon
2/26
Epidemiology Event
Special Seminar - Dara D. Mendez, PhD, MPH Epidemiology Event
Special Seminar - Dara D. Mendez, PhD, MPH
Mon 2/26 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health 1149, Foster Conference Room

Mon
2/26
Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
Mon 2/26 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.
Thu
3/1
Epidemiology Seminar Series
Molecular Epidemiology of Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease - Allison Kuipers Epidemiology Seminar Series
Molecular Epidemiology of Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease - Allison Kuipers
Thu 3/1 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)


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