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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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Our Faculty

Meet the faculty who will teach and mentor you, and learn about the innovative research projects they're directing.  

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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

 

PFAS expert Savitz interviewed by Detroit Public TV

GREAT LAKES NOW - Last week, ...
PFAS expert Savitz interviewed by Detroit Public TV

GREAT LAKES NOW - Last week, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s office declared two townships in Kalamazoo County a state of emergency due to elevated levels of the chemicals called “PFAS.” The amount is 20 times what the EPA says is unsafe. To find out more about PFAS contamination and what it can do... (08/15/2018)

Robin Leaf and Marnie Bertolet complete the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program

Congratulations to Student Af...
Robin Leaf and Marnie Bertolet complete the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program

Congratulations to Student Affairs' ROBIN LEAF and EPI's MARNIE BERTOLET, EPI professor, for completing the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program (DICP) and for being recognized at the recent Graduation Ceremony. DICP is designed to reinforce the University’s core values of diversity and incl... (08/02/2018)

Brent comments on the potential affect of suicide details reported by the media

REUTERS - How the media repor...
Brent comments on the potential affect of suicide details reported by the media

REUTERS - How the media reports on suicides may impact whether others decide to kill themselves in the days following the original death, a study suggests. Stories can have a positive effect if they shed light on the role of mental health issues, according to EPI's DAVID BRENT.  (08/01/2018)

SuperCourse created to reduce the brain drain

THE BORGEN PROJECT - The “Bra...
SuperCourse created to reduce the brain drain

THE BORGEN PROJECT - The “Brain Drain” is the migration of professionals from one country to another in search of a higher standard of living. This has negative effects on developing nations. To increase the connectivity between professionals in developed and developing countries a revolutionary ne... (07/31/2018)

'Good cholesterol' may not always be good for postmenopausal women

NBC NEWS - Postmenopausal fac...
'Good cholesterol' may not always be good for postmenopausal women

NBC NEWS - Postmenopausal factors may have an impact on the heart-protective qualities of high-density lipoproteins (HDL) – also known as ‘good cholesterol.' Higher HDL cholesterol may not always be as protective in postmenopausal women as we once thought, said SAMAR EL KHOUDARY, lead author and EP... (07/19/2018)

 

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8/27
Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
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Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
Mon 8/27 3:00PM - 4:30PM
A521 Public Health

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

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.
Mon
9/10
Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
Mon 9/10 3:00PM - 4:30PM
A521 Public Health

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.
Mon
9/17
Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
Mon 9/17 3:00PM - 4:30PM
A521 Public Health

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.
Mon
9/24
Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
epiBRAIN Journal Club Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Mon 9/24 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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