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Dr. Ben Jacob receives $25,000 grant for research on AI technology and mosquito control

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Dr. Ben Jacob, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) research assistant professor, has received a $25,000 grant from the Joy McCann Foundation, a Tampa-based nonprofit charitable organization. The money will be used to research the use of artificial intelligence and drones in the fight against mosquito larvae in Hillsborough […]

USF researchers present progress and promise of COVID-19 seed grant projects

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In April 2020, as the first weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic began sweeping across Florida and the United States, USF Research & Innovation working with faculty members and college and department leadership to launch a first-of-its kind funding effort to jump start research into the disease and its impact. The […]

USF researchers use neuromarketing tools to assist Baycare Health System, national public health agencies to assess the impact of COVID-19 messaging

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An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of South Florida has pooled its expertise and resources in order to help influence the effectiveness of public health messaging related to COVID-19. Researchers are collaborating with public health agencies and businesses to combine neuromarketing and biometric tools from the Muma College […]

USF epidemiologists analyze the prevalence of COVID-19 variants in Tampa Bay

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Researchers in the USF College of Public Health have launched a new study to determine the prevalence of COVID-19 variants in Tampa Bay. They’re conducting genomic sequencing of positive pooled samples collected from Tampa General Hospital and USF’s Tampa campus and comparing their makeup to the highly contagious variants that […]

COPH grad studies psychotropic drug use in nursing home residents with dementia

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Dylan Jester, an epidemiologist who received his MPH from the USF College of Public Health (COPH) in the fall, is the lead author of the article “Prevalence of psychotropic polypharmacy in nursing home residents with dementia: A meta-analysis.”  The article was published in the journal International Psychogeriatrics in January and […]

Dr. Alicia Best lead author on article examining race and institutional distrust during COVID-19

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Dr. Alicia Best, a socio-behavioral researcher and USF College of Public Health (COPH) assistant professor, is lead author of the paper “Institutional Distrust among African Americans and Building Trustworthiness in the COVID-19 Response: Implications for Ethical Public Health Practice.” The literature review was published in February in the Journal of […]

Dr. Jason Salemi uses online dashboards to explain the spread of COVID-19

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In this video, USF Health epidemiologist Jason Salemi, PhD, explains how he creates and uses online dashboards to show the effects of COVID-19 in Florida. Using data from the Florida Department of Health, Dr. Salemi creates online charts and tables to give the public updated, easy-to-understand information about the pandemic. […]

Four COPH alumni publish paper on infertility struggles among college students

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While fertility is a widely studied public health issue, infertility among college students is rarely examined. Most research on fertility among college students focuses on pregnancy prevention. Often seen as hyper-fertile, many women in graduate studies struggling with fertility issues are left to suffer in silence. Four former USF College […]