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Dr. Linda Cottler

Dr. Linda Cottler joined the Department in 1988 as a research instructor of epidemiology in psychiatry after obtaining her Ph.D. in sociology-psychiatric epidemiology from Washington University. She became assistant professor of epidemiology in psychiatry in 1990, associate professor in 1993, and full professor in 1998. She has been recognized with many honors for her important contributions to research, education, public health, and community service. Dr. Cottler left the University in 2011 to become the founding chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Florida.