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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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Osteoporosis as Serious, But Less Understood in Men ...

“We have to improve on the understanding that osteoporosis is a significant problem in older men,” Jane A Cauley, DrPH, told Endocrine Today

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Epidemiology Seminar

10/4, Ongoing Projects and Opportunities at the Allegheny County Health Department , Kristin Selker

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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

 

Newman and colleagues' new study uses local participants to look at aspirin use in older adults (video)

WPXI - TV - We've long heard ...
Newman and colleagues' new study uses local participants to look at aspirin use in older adults (video)

WPXI - TV - We've long heard that an aspirin a day can help lower the risk of heart disease. A new study using participants from Pittsburgh suggests that isn't always the case. The study looked at 19,000 people worldwide, including 178 people from Pittsburgh. "People who took aspirin and people who... (09/19/2018)

Kaplan appointed independent director at Quorum Health Corporation

NASHVILLE LEDGER - Brentwood-...
Kaplan appointed independent director at Quorum Health Corporation

NASHVILLE LEDGER - Brentwood-based Quorum Health Corporation's board of directors has appointed JON KAPLAN (EPI '80) as an independent, non-employee director. Kaplan has extensive business experience consulting and advising health care companies. Since 2007, he has served as a senior partner and ma... (09/11/2018)

Newman and colleagues at the Aging Institute receive grant to establish a Healthy Aging Program

The Jewish Healthcare Foundat...
Newman and colleagues at the Aging Institute receive grant to establish a Healthy Aging Program

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation approved a two-year, $300,000 grant to establish a Healthy Aging Program within the Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services and the University of Pittsburgh. The program aims to modify the aging trajectory for seniors, identifying the key characteristics of aging an... (08/31/2018)

Brent among researchers looking to brain images to predict who will attempt suicide

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - With ...
Brent among researchers looking to brain images to predict who will attempt suicide

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - With the help of a $3.8 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health, Carnegie Mellon University's Marcel Just and EPI's DAVID BRENT will analyze the differences in brain scans of suicidal and non-suicidal young adults to detect those most at risk and develop p... (08/30/2018)

Schulz talks taking care of frail, aging parents for older caregivers

U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT - ...
Schulz talks taking care of frail, aging parents for older caregivers

U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT - A new analysis from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College found that 10 percent of adults ages 60 to 69 whose parents are alive serve as caregivers, as do 12 percent of adults age 70 and older. “If older caregivers have health problems themselves and beco... (08/27/2018)

 

Mon
9/24
Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
epiBRAIN Journal Club Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Mon 9/24 12:00PM - 1:00PM
5140 Public Health, Burke Seminar Room

Mon
9/24
Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Journal Club
Mon 9/24 3:00PM - 4:30PM
A521 Public Health

The CVD Epidemiology 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
9/27
Epidemiology Event
Epi in Action! Student Poster Presentation Symposium Epidemiology Event
Epi in Action! Student Poster Presentation Symposium
Thu 9/27 12:00PM - 2:00PM
O'Hara Student Center

Epi in Action! Student Poster Presentation Symposium

Thu
10/4
Epidemiology Seminar Series
Ongoing Projects and Opportunities at the Allegheny County Health Department - Kristen SelkerOngoing Projects and Opportunities at the Allegheny County Health Department - Kristen Selker Epidemiology Seminar Series
Ongoing Projects and Opportunities at the Allegheny County Health Department - Kristen Selker
Thu 10/4 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Kristin Selker, MPH
Statistical Administrator, ACHD
Ongoing Projects and Opportunities at the Allegheny County Health Department

Mon
10/8
PHDL Seminar Series
The role of place in mental health for urban adolescents - Dr. Jeremy Mennis, Temple University PHDL Seminar Series
The role of place in mental health for urban adolescents - Dr. Jeremy Mennis, Temple University
Mon 10/8 12:00PM - 1:00PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

Dr. Jeremy Mennis is professor of Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University. His area of expertise is geographic information systems and science and its application to health and environment.
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