Shawn Zamani Award

USF Honors College recognizes undergraduate Shawn Zamani’s research

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USF College of Public Health undergraduate student Shawn Zamani has been recognized by the Honor’s College for his research efforts examining USF’s tobacco-free policy, a peer-enforced policy enacted in January 2016. “A Quantitative and Geospatial Analysis of the University of South Florida’s Tobacco-Free Policy,” surveyed the USF community’s knowledge and perceptions of the policy. He […]

Alumna Raaven Goffe continues on her path to becoming a doctor

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College of Public Health alumna Raaven Goffe, came to the University of South Florida as an international student from Nassau, Bahamas in 2013. Goffe earned her bachelor’s degree in biomedical science and master of public health degree with a concentration global communicable disease and a graduate certificate in global health practice from USF in May […]

What’s behind the alarming spike in HIV infections in Panama?

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In May, USF College of  Public Health alumna and research professor Arlene Calvo participated in a National Public Radio interview about the rise in HIV infections in Panama. What follows is an excerpt of that story. A short man with a ponytail peeks through a crack in a sheet-metal fence, calling out to see if […]

After nearly 50 years of combined service, two longtime COPH professors retire

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May is a month of endings and beginnings on college campuses. This May, in addition to graduating 242 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students, the USF COPH said goodbye to two longtime, distinguished professors: Drs. Martha Coulter and Kathleen O’Rourke. Coulter, a professor of community and family health, has dedicated her career to improving the lives […]

COPHers study public health in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

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If ever there was a ground zero for studying disaster management, it is Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. In May an interdisciplinary team of students from USF’s College of Public Health and its Sunshine Education and Research Center (ERC) traveled with faculty advisors Dr. Anthony Masys, associate professor of global disaster management, […]

COPH’s Dr. William Sappenfield co-authors study on infant mortality prevention effort

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Dr. William Sappenfield, director of the USF Chiles Center and a professor in community and family health at the USF College of Public Health, is a co-author of the peer-reviewed study “The Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) to Reduce Infant Mortality: An Outcome Evaluation From the US South, 2011 to 2014.” The study was […]

Dr. Zachary Pruitt examines how access to social services reduces health care costs

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Study finds connecting patients with social services to address social determinants of health generates double-digit reduction in health care spending Dr. Zachary Pruitt, assistant professor of Health Policy and Management at the USF College of Public Health, is the lead author on new research finding health care spending substantially reduced when people are successfully connected to social services […]

Are Your Employees Prepared for Emergencies?

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  The Atlantic hurricane season is once again upon us!  After last year’s record season of 17 named storms – 10 of which became hurricanes, and six of those 10 reached Category 3 strength or higher, names like Harvey, Irma, and Maria are ones we won’t soon forget. OSHA encourages and in certain work environments […]