Champaigne Spivey’s nonprofit helps those in need

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Twelve years ago USF College of Public Health graduate student Champaigne Spivey and her family left her hometown of San Diego, California and took to the road for change. Change was to come, but not in the form they expected. While driving across country to Tampa for her mother’s new job, they experienced a car […]

Former USF COPH student—now an MD—advocates for women’s health

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Dr. Elise Diamond, who earned her MPH in biostatistics and epidemiology from the USF College of Public Health (COPH) in 2012, has taken her passion for women’s health and transformed it into a successful career as an obstetrician-gynecologist medical resident and women’s health advocate. Diamond spent the majority of her childhood growing up in Maryland, […]

Dr. Anna Torrens Armstrong is elected to Board of Commissioners for NCHEC

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Dr. Anna Torrens Armstrong, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) alumna and assistant professor of community and family health, was recently elected to an at-large commissioner position with the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC). NCHEC certifies health education specialists, promotes professional development and strengthens professional preparation and practice. The two credentials offered […]

Nicole Elinoff attends Facebook Communities Summit

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As the sexual minority health coordinator at the Florida Department of Health in Orlando, Fla., USF College of Public Health graduate student Nicole Elinoff understands the power of social media. A full-time employee and MPH student who commutes from Tampa to Orlando—something she describes as a “short-term struggle for long-term gain”—she practices her passion of […]

COPH students excel at the 23rd annual NAHSE Case Competition

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A group of USF College of Public Health students traveled to Orlando, Fla., in October to participate in the annual National Association of Health Services Executive (NAHSE) Everett V. Fox Student Case Competition. The competition is a scholarship program where graduate students in health administration, business administration and public health are invited to form teams […]

Dr. Claudia Parvanta’s book builds student skills in health communication

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Claudia Parvanta, says media plays a big role in shaping our conceptions of health and illness. She, along with her colleague Dr. Sarah Bauerle Bass, associate professor at Temple University, have unlocked the multiple ways that health and media intersect in “Health Communication, Strategies and Skills for a New Era,” […]

COPH videographer takes passion for public health to Kenya

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Until just a few months ago, the people of Masala, Kenya, had no potable water. “They would have to walk seven miles to get drinkable water,” said Oddi Diaz, a USF College of Public Health videographer in the Office of Educational Technology and Assessment. Diaz, who has been with the COPH for just over a […]

Alumna Ivory Iheanacho makes moves in occupational health and safety

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Her public health practice is industrial hygiene; her passion is worker health. USF College of Public Health alumna Ivory Iheanacho said she was driven to public health for its ability to “safeguard our communities.” The Baton Rouge, La. native earned her bachelor’s degree in environmental management from LSU before deciding to make the move south […]