PhD student Stacey Griner addresses oral health literacy

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October is National Dental Hygiene Month “There is very little research about dental and oral health among college students and on university campuses,” Stacey Griner said. “So I decided to use my training in dental hygiene to learn more about the dental needs of students and identify areas that can be improved.” Griner, a registered […]

Dr. Thomas Unnasch appointed chair of WHO committee

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The USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Thomas Unnasch, distinguished university health professor, has been appointed chair of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Onchocerciasis Technical Sub-Committee of the Regional Program Review Group for Neglected Tropical Diseases (RPRG).  Unnasch is chair of the Department of Global Health and interim chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. […]

Alumna Sydney Hendersen breaks into the field of infection prevention

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“As a completely online MPH program student, I was proud of myself that I could accomplish it while working full-time,” said USF College of Public Health alumna Sydney Hendersen. Born and raised in Loveland, Colo., Hendersen attended Colorado State University and earned her BS in microbiology in 2009 and then a BS in clinical laboratory […]

Wilbur Milhous’ infectious passion for infectious disease

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The time has come for former USF College of Public Health Department of Global Health assistant professor Dr. Wilbur Milhous to hang up his lab coat, but he won’t be sitting still for too long. Although his retirement from the COPH began August 6, Milhous has still been active in academia, teaching part-time at Clemson […]

Florida Hospitals Promote Primary Vaginal Deliveries in New Initiative


The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC) launched a new statewide project aimed at reducing primary Cesarean section delivery in low-risk first-time mothers. Delivery by cesarean section has been increasing in Florida from a low of 21.9% in 1996 to a high of 38.1% in 2012; Florida’s provisional 2016 rate is 37.4%. The US has seen […]

Alumna Lindsay Womack lands ‘dream job’ at CDC

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USF College of Public Health alumna Lindsay Womack said her very first public health experience consisted of conducting surveys about clean water in El Salvador during her senior year of college. It was this experience that she said solidified her love for public health. “It was during that trip that I saw the importance of […]

Mental health is public health

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World Mental Health Day is October 10 The University of South Florida College of Public Health embraces the concept that mental health is public health. To this end, the college offers certificate and full degree programs in support of behavioral health, as well as activities for students and the community. This year’s World Mental Health […]

Dr. Carol Bryant’s career of improving lives through social marketing

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From founding social marketing as a focus area at USF to spearheading a seminal program promoting breastfeeding among the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) clients, Dr. Carol Bryant has dedicated more than 30 years to a career focused on improving lives. Bryant, Distinguished University Health Professor in the USF College […]