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Biggers during his Peace Corps service in Kenya.

From helpline to Ebola, Bradley Biggers’ career is off to a fast start

| Academic & Student Affairs, COPH Home Page Feed, Featured News, Global Health, Monday Letter, Our Alumni, Our World

“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 agency he worked at […]

Orriola is a proud Bull. She earned her MPH from the COPH.

Deidre Orriola presents poster at annual meeting

| Academic & Student Affairs, Featured News, Our Alumni, Our Research, Undergraduate

USF College of Public Health instructor Deidre Orriola is calling it: Flipped learning is the next big thing in academics. Most recently, the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health selected her poster titled “Flipping public health education: A rationale for turning lecture-based learning on its head” for presentation at the 2015 annual meeting. […]


Florida Hospitals Take Steps to Enhance Breastfeeding Practices


The Florida Department of Health has just launched the “Healthiest Weight Florida’s Baby Steps to Baby Friendly” Initiative. The DOH has partnered with 27 Florida hospitals from 15 counties who received $10,000 grants to obtain training and technical assistance to implement the WHO/UNICEF’s Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative’s “Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding” Program. The Baby […]

Florida first lady Rhea Chiles (third from right) and her and the governor's daughter, also named Rhea (fourth from right) at the Chiles Center's groundbreaking ceremony.

Chiles Center promotes health for all women and babies

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It was January 1998, and the Florida Board of Regents had just promoted one of USF’s fledgling entities to major status with sublimely understated efficiency. Following authorizations for a BS in dance education, a degree of undetermined level in occupational therapy and an MS in physical therapy, it was the last of four single-sentence items […]

Kwa with a group of international students at I-Shou University in Taiwan.

Dr. Boo Kwa’s five-country tour brings a world of opportunities to COPH students

| Featured News, Global Health, Intl Programs, Monday Letter, Our World

The USF College of Public Health has taken a step forward in finding new connections in Asia for students to travel and execute international field experiences and research projects abroad. During the spring semester, Dr. Boo Kwa, professor in Global Health and associate dean for International Programs, toured five Asian countries in order to form […]

Pitt vs USF

Put a ring on it and get engaged with USF this summer

| Monday Letter, Our People

From career development to athletics to a trip across the pond, starting this week Bulls have a plethora of new opportunities to connect with USF and the COPH. Shadow-A-Bull USF Career Services needs you to unleash your practice and your public health passion on current students.  Tampa Bay area public health practitioners are invited to […]