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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 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 […]

Course gives students hands-on experience in emergency management—and a lot more

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USF College of Public Health (COPH) students in Elizabeth Dunn’s service-learning “Disaster by Design” course culminated their semester-long class in disaster management by designing, teaching and evaluating disaster-training exercises. The training exercises were presented (in-person) by the students and others to members of Hillsborough County’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) […]

USF tech helping combat malaria and other tropical diseases across the world

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Following his success eradicating a major source of malaria, technology created by a USF public health researcher is being implemented by insect control agencies throughout Africa and across the Tampa Bay region.  USF College of Public Health Associate Professor Benjamin Jacob created a smartphone app that pairs his algorithm with […]