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How incentive-based interventions can promote HIV testing and care

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Economic hardship and lower socioeconomic status are known barriers to HIV testing and retention in care. But what if you could incentivize people to seek testing and remain in treatment? It’s a question Dr. Miguel Reina Ortiz, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) associate professor, and Neielle Saint-Cyr, a […]

Fellowship gives MPH student insider view into food safety

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Chinwendu Ilonzo, a USF College of Public Health MPH student, has recently begun a 6-month evaluation fellowship with the nonprofit food safety organization Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE).  The PFSE partners with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), other federal agencies and private entities to develop and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Who adheres to mask-wearing guidelines—and who doesn’t?

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Mask wearing has been a hot topic—with lukewarm popularity. To better understand which subset of people are most inclined to follow mask-wearing guidelines, several USF College of Public Health (COPH) students set out to observe people over several weeks last year, from midsummer to early fall. The students conducted their […]

COPH alumna named associate director of global epidemiology for real world evidence at AstraZeneca

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USF College of Public Health (COPH) alumna Stephanie Volpe was recently named associate director of global epidemiology for real world evidence at the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca (AZ) in Cambridge, England. In this newly created role, Volpe is responsible for developing and leading global epidemiological studies and strategy across various products […]

USF-developed AI system unites global agencies to identify emerging infectious diseases, receives support from Microsoft

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Leadership in providing with the public consistent projections of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations has prompted the launch of a USF-led global modeling project sponsored by Microsoft that can ultimately help scientists more swiftly identify and respond to the threat of emerging infectious diseases. Edwin Michael, professor of epidemiology, has been […]

Dr. Stephanie Marhefka Awarded with NIH Grant

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Dr. Stephanie Marhefka, Professor and Assistant Dean for Research at the College of Public Health, has been awarded with an R01 grant funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) section of the NIH. The grant, titled The Positively Quit Trial: Addressing disproportionate smoking rates among people living with HIV, is […]