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 […]

USF COPH (still!) the number-one public health school in Florida

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The votes are in, and the USF College of Public Health is still the top public health school in Florida. The college also retains its spot at number 16 in the nation, sandwiched between Yale and Brown Universities. The rankings were conducted by U.S. News and World Report and were based on peer assessment surveys […]

USF Health students work together to address health needs in Jamaica

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USF College of Public Health students in the International Health Service Collaborative (IHSC), an interdisciplinary mix of USF Health students, faculty and professionals who work to promote health in underserved communities abroad, spent their annual week-long service trip in Jamaica this March.   This was the first time the group volunteered in Jamaica thanks to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Students put the four Ps of marketing into practice in Panama

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Research findings were later presented at USF’s 25th Social Marketing Conference A group of six  USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) graduate students in Dr. Arlene Calvo’s International Health Education course traveled to Las Mañanitas, Panama, to put their practice into passion. In partnership with Panama’s Ministry of Health, the students were tasked with developing […]

Caitlin Wolfe responds to Ebola outbreak and schistosomiasis

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USF College of Public Health doctoral candidate Caitlin Wolfe spent her summer responding to an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and conducting research for her dissertation on schistosomiasis in Senegal. On May 8, the Équateur province in the DRC reported confirmed laboratory cases of Ebola in the region. It only takes one […]

Alumna Laura Collins departs for Mauritius as a Fulbright scholar

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USF College of Public Health alumna Laura Collins departed for the African island of Mauritius on August 12 where she will be researching primary prevention techniques and observing for unique contributors to the very high incidence of Diabetes Mellitus (Type 2) on the island. Collins will be conducting her independent research project through the Fulbright US […]