Undergraduate faculty share best practices at ASPPH annual meeting
Two USF College of Public Health faculty members presented at the Undergraduate Education for Public Health Summit in Boston. The summit was held in conjunction with the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health Annual Meeting in November.
Representing the college’s Office of Undergraduate Studies, Ms. Laura Rusnak’s oral presentation entitled “Attending Community Coalitions: Connecting classroom content to experiential learning” highlighted one of many community-based learning activities that take place in undergraduate courses. Dr. Kay Perrin’s poster titled “Building a BSPH: A blueprint for boosting faculty buy-in” focused on ways to get faculty involved in an undergraduate program.
Dr. Kay Perrin, PhD, MPH, an associate professor of community and family health and director of undergraduate studies in college, is the recipient of the 2013 Riegelman Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Public Health Education. Ms. Laura Rusnak, MPH, CHES, is an Instructor II in the Office of Undergraduate Studies. USF is home to the first accredited college to offer a bachelor of public health degree in Florida. Most recently, the BSPH moved to an online format. Currently more than 800 students are pursuing their practice, their passion in public health.
Dr. Kay Perrin recognized for undergraduate excellence