PhD student authors paper on the disease dynamics of light pollution

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Meredith Kernbach, a third-year USF College of Public Health (COPH) doctoral student in global health, was lead author on the article “Dim Light at Night: Physiological and Ecological Consequences for Infectious Disease.” The paper was published recently in the journal Integrative and Comparative Biology. The article notes that light pollution, or the presence of unnatural […]

USF Health faculty earn award at national meeting

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Two USF Health faculty won second place for their interprofessional education poster that was presented at the Association of University Programs of Health Administration (AUPHA) Annual Meeting in June. Rahul Mhaskar, MPH, PhD, from the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, and Zachary Pruitt, PhD, MHA, CPH, from the USF College of Public Health, earned […]

COPH leads USF effort to make life better for Tampa’s unsheltered

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“Public health students have a duty to help. It’s constantly recognizing that we’re not saviors and in situations we’re not changing someone’s whole experience, but if we know we can help make someone’s life a little easier, in any way, than that should be our goal,” said USF College of Public Health MPH candidate Carson […]

COPH grad Sophia Hector is named a leader in minority health

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Sophia Hector, who received her master’s in health policy and management from the USF College of Public Health in 2004, was recently named one of the National Minority Quality Forum’s “40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health.” The National Minority Quality Forum is a nonprofit organization “dedicated to ensuring that high-risk racial and ethnic populations […]

Doctoral student Silvia Sommariva examines spread of ‘fake news’ on social media

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Can misinformation hinder disease prevention efforts? USF College of Public Health doctoral student Silvia Sommariva’s research findings suggest so. She examined the spread of health rumors on social networking sites, an issue she said is a major concern for those working on the front lines of health. “I think a lot of the work we […]

COPH alumna and USF employee receives Title IX award

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Kristin Steffen, a 2014 USF COPH graduate with a master of public health, was recently given the Title IX Outstanding Individual Achievement Award. USF’s Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Equal Opportunity presented the award to Steffen, who serves as the deputy Title IX coordinator for USF Health and a Title IX investigator for the USF […]

Celina Flocks Monaghan presents at CLARION competition

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Celina Flocks Monaghan, a USF College of Public Health MPH student with a concentration in global health practice, recently competed at the CLARION National Case Competition, held in April at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. CLARION is a University of Minnesota student organization dedicated to improving health care through inter-professional collaboration. CLARION teams consist […]

PhD candidate Krys Johnson presents at the CSTE Annual Conference

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USF College of Public Health PhD candidate Krys Johnson presented at the 2018 Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Annual Conference from June 10­-14 in West Palm Beach, Fla. The CSTE Annual Conference connected more than 1,500 public health epidemiologists from across the country. Attendees shared their expertise in surveillance and epidemiology as well […]