Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh
Data Center Description
The Department of Epidemiology at the Graduate School of Public Health has a central theme "Teaching and Prevention through Quality Research," and is thus heavily involved in both research and prevention activities which are incorporated into the teaching experience to provide a practical and clinically relevant educational experience. The major areas of concentration within the department are cardiovascular/diabetes (chronic disease), cancer, women's health, psychiatric, aging, injury, environmental, genetic epidemiology, telecommunications, infectious diseases, and reproductive, perinatal and pediatric epidemiology. Students generally take a series of core courses in epidemiology and then specialize in one of these areas. Faculty in each of these specific areas have major research and/or community service programs that provide excellent facilities for student research and field training.
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