Concussion is a leading cause of injury for children in recreational sports

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Elementary school-aged children who participate in recreational sports are at greater risk of concussion than most other sports-related injuries. A new study published in PLOS ONE focused on children 5-11 years old who play recreational football, soccer and baseball/softball. Karen Liller, PhD, professor of community and family health at the University of South Florida College […]

A world of good: COPH professor and colleagues publish article on public health study abroad programs

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Laura Rusnak, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) faculty member, along with some of her fellow COPH colleagues, recently published a paper entitled, “Integrating diverse study abroad opportunities into public health curricula: Three distinct strategies to address common barriers.”  The article was published in the March 2019 edition of Frontiers in Public Health. “In […]

COPH professor publishes three studies on PTSD

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Dr. Kevin Kip, a COPH professor of epidemiology and biostatistics and a distinguished USF Health professor, is a leading researcher on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans. Kip, along with other past and present USF colleagues, has published three studies on PTSD and its effects on veterans and active-duty military personnel. PTSD is a disabling […]

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 […]