Doctoral student Caitlin Wolfe presents at global conference

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“It’s important for us as public health professionals to share the outcomes of our work. Public and global health research is great, and it is important, but what does it ultimately translate into and who is it ultimately serving?” said USF College of Public Health doctoral student Caitlin Wolfe. Wolfe recently presented her research on […]

COPH and University of Pittsburgh partner on Florida measles simulator

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April 22-28 is World Immunization Week Take one student with measles and plunk him or her down in an area where measles vaccination rates have dropped 10 percent overall. What would happen? It’s a question Dr. Karen Liller, a USF COPH professor of community and family health, posed to Dr. Mark Roberts, a professor and […]

COPH students help expand “health” options through the Hillsborough County Health Care Plan

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Imagine you’re living paycheck to paycheck and you suddenly lose your job —and your health insurance. What then? The USF College of Public Health (COPH) and its students have long played a vital role in helping to provide health care to those in the community who need it most. College faculty, community leaders and advocates […]

COPH professor studies the inequality of air pollution exposure in Tampa Bay

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Dr. Amy Stuart, a professor of environmental and occupational health at the USF College of Public Health (COPH), has recently published a paper focused on air pollution and exposure inequality within the Tampa community. The paper, entitled “Agent-based modeling to estimate exposures to urban air pollution from transportation: Exposure disparities and impacts of high-resolution data,” […]

COPH visiting professor studies factors influencing youth violence

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National Youth Violence Prevention Week is April 8-12 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Every day in this country, 13 young people are victims of a homicide. Nearly 33 percent of high school kids have been in a physical fight in the last year. Roughly 16 percent of high schoolers have carried […]

Dr. Mahmooda Khaliq Pasha aims to reduce salt consumption in Latin America

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World Salt Awareness Week is March 4-10 It is well-established that too much salt can have negative health effects, including high blood pressure and kidney problems. However, the average American consumes 1.5 times the recommended amount of sodium each day. “Too much dietary salt is a major cause of high blood pressure, which is a […]

Dr. Katherine Drabiak fights public perception about gene-editing research

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You might have heard a lot about germline genome editing and the wondrous stories of creation and healing that it promises to produce. But that’s more fiction than fact says Dr. Katherine Drabiak, an attorney and assistant professor of bioethics and genomics at the USF College of Public Health (COPH). Drabiak, whose work was recently […]

COPH professor works to solve HIV epidemic in Ecuador

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Dr. Miguel Reina Ortiz, an alumnus and assistant professor in the USF College of Public Health (COPH), is following his passion for global health by conducting research on HIV along the Ecuadorian coast. Along with Dr. Ricardo Izurieta, an associate professor of global health who completed his medical degree in Ecuador, Reina has undertaken a […]