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USF Public Health faculty lead nation in CPH certification designations

The USF College of Public Health is home to 30 faculty and staff who have earned national certification designation of Certified in Public Health (CPH).

Just last year, the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) extended eligibility to take the CPH exam to faculty and staff at accredited schools of public health. The USF College of Public Health is “one of the first schools of public health in the nation to require our students to pass the CPH exam as a requirement for graduation,” said Donna J. Petersen, ScD, MHS, CPH, senior vice president for USF Health and dean of the College of Public Health.

According to the NBPHE, the USF COPH has the most faculty and staff who have successfully earned the CPH credential out of all organizations that have reported their numbers.

The CPH is the only credential of its kind for public health, measuring knowledge of all aspects of public health and a commitment to the field through continuing education.

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Six of the 30 COPH faculty who are CPH certified include Dr. Jill Roberts, Dr. William Sappenfield, Dr. Kay Perrin, Allison Oberne, Dr. Jennifer Marshall, and Dr. Tom Bernard. (Photo by Caitlin Keough).

The 30 members of the COPH who are now certified in public health are: Anna Armstrong, Brian Bernard, Dr. Tom Bernard, Sarah Bonnema, Emily Bronson, Somer Burke, Jaime Corvin, Donna Haiduven, Elizabeth Dunn, Ellen Kent, Dr. Karen Liller, Humberto Lopez Castillo, Matawal Makut, Allison Oberne, Kathleen O’Rourke, Deidre Orriola, Dr. Jennifer Marshall, Mahmooda Pasha, John Peek, Dr. Kay Perrin, Donna Petersen, Dr. Zachary Pruitt, Saba Rahman, Dr. Arturo Rebollon, Dr. Jill Roberts, Aurora Sanchez-Anguino, Dr. William Sappenfield, Ryan Tokarz, Adewale Troutman, and Ronee Wilson.

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