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 […]

How do natural disasters impact access to health care?

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That’s a question Dr. Troy Quast, USF College of Public Health (COPH) associate professor of health policy and management, examined in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. And now, again, in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. This time the research will focus on Puerto Rico and how residents with breast and colon cancer have […]

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 […]

COPH summer reading list

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On June 28, the University of South Florida was named “Preeminent State Research University” by the Florida Board of Governors. USF joins two other high-achieving Florida universities who have earned this designation. In keeping with theme, USF College of Public Health Dean Donna Petersen and team designated a few titles for the college’s preeminent summer […]

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 […]

Dr. Katherine Drabiak examines genetic testing and its impact on cancer treatment

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Katherine Drabiak, attorney and USF College of Public Health assistant professor of bioethics and genomics who holds joint appointments in health policy and management and global health, recently published the article   in the Journal of Health & Biomedical Law. The article focuses on laboratory developed tests (LDTs) and their use (and limitations) in determining […]

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 […]