Epidemiology News

 Tiffany Gary-Webb
March 28, 2024

Live Well Allegheny REACH project brings health resources to priority Black neighborhoods

“This was a concerted effort with unapologetic funding from the federal government for communities that suffer most from health disparities,” says Tiffany Gary-Webb professor of epidemiology. 

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March 27, 2024

Why the mpox outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is worrying disease docs

"It's just a matter of time, if nothing is done, that the transmission crosses the border in the African region and, again, globally," says Jean Nachega associate professor of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology and Epidemiology.

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March 14, 2024

Massive public-health experiment sends vaccination rates soaring

“The investigators made a great effort to bring vaccines to remote communities,” says Jean Nachega associate professor of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology and Epidemiology.

Rebecca Thurston
March 13, 2024

Talking with Dr. Rebecca Thurston on how sleepless nights could be putting your heart at risk

Rebecca Thurston, professor of epidemiology joined KDKA to talk about a recent study at Pitt that followed middle-aged women from across the US for more than 20 years. 

Anne Newman
March 8, 2024

Anne Newman honored for careerlong contributions to aging research

Anne B. Newman, MD, MPH, UPMC Chair in Geroscience and distinguished professor of epidemiology in the School of Public Health, has received two awards for her decades-long research on aging and longevity.

Dr. Anne Newman
February 28, 2024

15 Pitt faculty members won 2024 Chancellor’s Distinguished Awards

Congratulations to Professor of Epidemiology Anne Newman on receiving the 2024 Chancellor’s Distinguished Award!

Caterina Rosano
February 27, 2024

These are the 2024 Provost’s Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring winners

Congratulations to Department of Epidemiology Professor Caterina Rosano on receiving the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring!

Caterina Rosano
February 19, 2024

Caterina Rosano selected for 2024 Provost’s Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring

Professor of Epidemiology Caterina Rosano, MD, MPH, has been honored with the 2024 Provost’s Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring. This accolade is a testament to the University's commitment to fostering an environment where mentoring is held in the highest regard, recognizing individuals who exemplify outstanding guidance and support to doctoral students.

Tamara Dubowitz, ScD, MS, MSc
February 13, 2024

RAND scholar appointed Chair of Epidemiology at Pitt Public Health

Tamara Dubowitz, ScD, MS, MSc, a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation in Pittsburgh, has been appointed professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology, effective April 15.

Mary Ganguli
February 13, 2024

Mary Ganguli: How does it matter that Biden and Trump are aging? That we are?

"We really must stop conflating age and aging with disease and disability," said Professor of Epidemiology Mary Ganguli.

Nancy Glynn
February 5, 2024

Nancy Glynn: One of 20 People to Know in Health Care

The Pittsburgh Business Times talked to EPI's Nancy Glynn, featuring her on their 20 People to Know in Health Care list.
Tom Songer
January 9, 2024

Thomas Songer won the 2023 Abraham Lilienfeld Award

Thomas J. Songer, assistant professor of epidemiology, was awarded the Abraham Lilienfeld Award. 

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January 2, 2024

These are the type of low-carb foods that help slow weight gain, new study shows

“It’s telling people that following a low-carbohydrate diet is important, but which foods they choose to consume is also important,” said Assistant Professor of Epidemiology Samaneh Farsijani.

Anne Newman, Jane Cauley, Sally Wenzel
December 11, 2023

Faculty trio cited among top female scientists

Three Pitt Public Health faculty members ranked among the top female scientists.

Data analytics company Research.com has ranked three School of Public Health faculty members among the top 1,000 female scientists for 2023 based on their productivity, publication history and number of citations as calculated from bibliometric sources, known as the h-index.

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December 7, 2023

Using AI, scientists create blood test that measures organ aging and predicts disease risk

Biology of aging researchers like Professor of Epidemiology Anne Newman have studied it from both sides of the coin.