Fact: Injuries are the leading cause of death for children and young adults. USF College of Public Health research and interventions have led to declines in mortality and morbidity. By advocating policy changes, like Florida’s mandatory child bicycle helmet law that became effective on Jan. 1, 1997, public health researchers are saving lives. ... READ MORE »
Jodi Ray is a bundle of energy when she talks about the project that has become her life’s work, Florida Covering Kids and Families, which is a part of the Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies. The founding program director was Mary Figg, a state representative for Hillsborough County. After a year or two of prelimina... READ MORE »
“It was very, very successful,” said Deidre Orriola, instructor of the USF College of Public Health’s first undergraduate course held in Panama, which concluded June 1. At the end of May, a group of 12 undergraduate students, one staff member and one faculty member traveled to Panama for an eight-day, three-credit-hour class. Orriola taught the course, which was called Public Health Seminar: Public Health in Panama, and Annette Strzelecki, a COPH undergraduate advisor, accompanied th... READ MORE »
“I honestly chose USF/COPH for convenience,” said USF College of Public Health alumnus Anthony Barone. “It wasn’t until after joining the USF/COPH family that I fully realized what a great decision I had made.” Anthony Baro... READ MORE »
“USF gave me the tools to get a successful start in my public health career,” said USF College of Public Health alumnus Bradley Biggers. Even though he originally planned to go into a career in psychology, Biggers said he changed his mind after working at a crisis helpline in Tallahassee. The... READ MORE »
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