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Pregnant, in treatment and still abusing drugs: COPH professor examines legal, medical, social implications

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People addicted to opioids are sometimes prescribed medication-assisted treatment (MAT). MAT is the use of medications such as methadone, along with counseling or behavior therapy, to treat drug addiction and help people sustain recovery. But according to Dr. Katherine Drabiak, a USF College of Public Health associate professor, using MAT […]

USF students collaborating with Hillsborough County to help prepare refugee women for hurricane season

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The University of South Florida College of Public Health is helping the Hillsborough County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) prepare refugee and migrant women for natural disasters in the Tampa Bay area.  Public Health students facilitated a visit to the Emergency Operations Center – allowing the women to share their […]

COVID-19 mortality rate five times higher among labor, retail and service workers, study reveals

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A University of South Florida (USF) epidemiology associate professor discovered associations between COVID-19 mortality rates and socioeconomic position, gender, ethnicity and race that reveal an urgent need to implement population-based infection control efforts, especially for those in low socioeconomic positions (SEP). In collaboration with a team of epidemiologists from the COVKID […]

Dr. William Sappenfield named 2022 Distinguished University Professor

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USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Dr. William Sappenfield, director of the USF Chiles Center, was recently named a USF Distinguished University Professor. The Distinguished University Professor award recognizes senior faculty members who have distinguished themselves among their peers both within and outside USF. The title is awarded through a […]

COPH awarded over $1 million to help grow public health laboratory workforce

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The USF College of Public Health (COPH) has been given a sub-award of $1.055 million from the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) to help grow the public health laboratory workforce.  The award is part of a larger grant ($282 million dispensed over five years) given to the APHL from […]

Facilitating health workers’ ‘willingness to respond’ using a mobile health intervention

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Could a mobile health intervention offer the necessary insight and effective training needed to increase the willingness of low- and middle- income country-based health care workers to respond to public health emergencies? That’s what USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Amber Mehmood, associate professor specializing in global disaster management, is […]

COPH student works to build more accessible, safer communities

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Renya Maku, a second-year MPH student at USF’s College of Public Health (COPH), has recently joined the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) of Forward Pinellas, the county’s land use and transportation planning agency.  Forward Pinellas provides a forum for countywide decision-making on transportation and land use issues. It assists Pinellas County’s […]