Maria Glymour
July 07, 2016

Lending support to the idea that high-calorie diets, sedentariness and other aspects of the contemporary American lifestyle may be driving the obesity epidemic, UC San Francisco researchers have found that people who carry greater genetic risk for obesity were more likely to have a higher body mass index if they were born later in the 20th century.

Graphic of Zika virus
July 07, 2016

In Correspondence in a recent issue of The Lancet, Jeff Martin, professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at University of California, San Francisco, and his colleague Vivian Avelino-Silva of the University of Sao Paolo Medical School urge caution in the research that seeks to link Zika virus to the Guillain-Barre syndrome.

Heidi Moseson and Eric Vittinghoff
June 10, 2016

Heidi Moseson, a fourth year PhD candidate in Epidemiology and Translational Science, received the first Vittinghoff Innovation Award for her work on a novel method for measuring stigmatized health behaviors.

The award recognizes epidemiologic, clinical, or translational health research by trainees in any of programs in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (DEB). The prize recognizes:

Infant receiving phototherapy
May 23, 2016

By Laura Kurtzman

Phototherapy, increasingly used to treat jaundiced infants, could very slightly raise the risk of pediatric cancers, particularly myeloid leukemia, according to epidemiological research published online Monday, May 23, 2016 in Pediatrics.