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Vukosava Pekovic, MD, PhD

Bio

FOCUS

Epidemiologic Methods, Health Disparities and Disease Prevention

EDUCATION

University of Belgrade

M.D., MS/MPH

Case Western Reserve University

PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Vukosava Pekovic is the MPH Program Director and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology. She directed programs in the Institute of Public Health of Serbia (prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases; health needs and services assessment), and the Miami-Dade County Health Department (childhood lead poisoning prevention and bioterrorism preparedness programs).

In addition to teaching, she is involved in MPH practicum and capstone course oversight, accreditation, and advising for the Stempel Public Health Association and epidemiology students. Her research includes adolescent health behavior in Serbia, TB prevention and patient compliance in sub-Saharan Africa, lead poisoning among immigrant children in Miami, FL, disaster planning for older adults and the health needs of elders.