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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 […]

Vaccination rollout won’t prevent third wave of COVID-19

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Tampa Bay is beginning to feel the effects of the third wave of coronavirus, and the vaccine won’t be able to stop it in time. The Pfizer vaccine started being administered to health professionals Dec. 14; however, mass distribution likely won’t begin until the spring. In the meantime, social distancing […]

COPH alum Dr. Aldenise Ewing is lead author of article examining barriers to colorectal cancer screening

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Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the US. While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) covers colorectal cancer screening (CRCS) procedures that can catch colorectal cancer early, when it’s most treatable, there are disparities in utilization rates.  Dr. Aldenise Ewing, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) […]

Presenter, speaker, chair: Dr. Miguel Reina Ortiz takes on variety of roles at ASTMH meeting

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The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) held its annual meeting recently and USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Dr. Miguel Reina Ortiz took full part in it. The ASTMH is the largest international scientific organization of experts that, according to its website, “is dedicated to reducing the […]

Social distancing and face masks will help crush COVID-19 pandemic by late April

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Social mitigation measures will have a dramatic effect on how quickly Tampa Bay recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. A new report issued by Edwin Michael, professor of epidemiology in the USF College of Public Health, projects that if more people wear face masks and socialize less often, there likely won’t […]