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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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Dara Mendez Talks to Pitt Med About Racial Disparities in Maternal Mortality

To address racial disparities, focus on institutional equity and call out racism as a core element ...

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Epidemiology Seminar

1/24, Project Tycho: Making Lazy Data Active for Global Infectious Disease Modeling, Wilbert van Panhuis, MD, PhD

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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 and 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

 

Breastfeeding linked to less belly fat and smaller waist size

MEDICALRESEARCH.COM  - Work b...
Breastfeeding linked to less belly fat and smaller waist size

MEDICALRESEARCH.COM  - Work by Gabrielle Snyder (EPI '15) tests the association between breastfeeding duration and maternal waist circumference while controlling for race, socioeconomic status, and behavioral factors like better diet and more physical activity. The study found that women who breast... (01/04/2019)

EPI graduate shares her experience of overcoming polio (video)

CONSULATE GENERAL OF INDIA IN...
EPI graduate shares her experience of overcoming polio (video)

CONSULATE GENERAL OF INDIA IN NEW YORK -- In observance of the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disability, Sunita Dodani (EPI ’06) shares her story of overcoming polio and thriving in life. After experiencing paralysis in all four limbs, Dodani met the challenges of growing up as a... (01/03/2019)

To reduce falls and fracture risk, improve sleep quality and length, Cauley says

PT PRODUCTS - "Even though fa...
To reduce falls and fracture risk, improve sleep quality and length, Cauley says

PT PRODUCTS - "Even though falls are caused by a number of factors, our paper focuses on a novel risk factor: sleep. Results suggest that interventions aimed at improving sleep may reduce the risk of falls." says EPI's Jane Cauley.  (01/02/2019)

Nachega recognized by African Science Institutions

The African Academy of Scienc...
Nachega recognized by African Science Institutions

The African Academy of Sciences elected Jean Nachega (IDM and EPI) fellow in recognition of his efforts to develop patient care, teaching, and research around epidemiology and infectious diseases in Africa. In addition, the Academy of Sciences of South Africa - which aims to provide evidence-based ... (12/19/2018)

Study by Catov and colleagues finds breast-feeding tied to smaller waist size in mother

NEW YORK TIMES - Breast-feedi...
Study by Catov and colleagues finds breast-feeding tied to smaller waist size in mother

NEW YORK TIMES - Breast-feeding for longer than six months may lead to a smaller waist size for the mother. “There are three wins here,” said EPI's Janet Catov. “There are short-term benefits for the mother — weight after pregnancy is something women care about. And there are long-term benefits for... (12/19/2018)

 

Thu
1/24
Epidemiology Seminar Series
Project Tycho: Making Lazy Data Active for Global Infectious Disease Modeling - Wilbert van PanhuisProject Tycho: Making Lazy Data Active for Global Infectious Disease Modeling - Wilbert van Panhuis Epidemiology Seminar Series
Project Tycho: Making Lazy Data Active for Global Infectious Disease Modeling - Wilbert van Panhuis
Thu 1/24 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Wilbert van Panhuis is assistant professor of epidemiology and biomedical informatics and works with the Public Health Dyanmics Laboratory at Pitt Public Health.

Mon
1/28
Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
epiBRAIN Journal Club Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Mon 1/28 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A521 Public Health

Multidisciplinary Journal Club to explore the application of neuroimaging methods in the context of aging and population studies

Mon
1/28
Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Journal Club
Mon 1/28 3:30PM - 5:00PM
A521 Public Health

This 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
1/31
Epidemiology Seminar Series
Panel: "Objective Measures of Movement in Epidemiology Studies" Epidemiology Seminar Series
Panel: "Objective Measures of Movement in Epidemiology Studies"
Thu 1/31 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Panel: Objective Measures of Movement in Epidemiology Studies 

Bonny Rockette-Wagner, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Epidemiology 
Nancy Glynn, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Epidemiology; Director, Master’s Degree Programs, Dept. of Epidemiology 
Wendy King, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Epidemiology 
Marquis Hawkins, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Epidemiology 
Andrea Rosso, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Epidemiology, Clinical & Translational Science Institute, GSPH, University of Pittsburgh 

Thu
2/7
Epidemiology Seminar Series
"Depression Among Midlife Women: What Do We Know About It?" - Joyce Bromberger, PhD Epidemiology Seminar Series
"Depression Among Midlife Women: What Do We Know About It?" - Joyce Bromberger, PhD
Thu 2/7 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Joyce Bromberger, PhD
Professor Emerita of Epidemiology, GSPH, University of Pittsburgh
Depression Among Midlife Women: What Do We Know About It?

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