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From Africa to Asia and back again: COPH grad travels world studying vector-borne diseases

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Dr. Ryan Tokarz, who received both his MPH and PhD in global communicable diseases from the USF College of Public Health (COPH), had a childhood dream of being a marine biologist who studied sharks. As time went on, the Lutz, Fla., native went a little off course, swapping biology for […]

COPH professor assists sustainability efforts in Sierra Leone

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Sustainability and environmental protection are hot topics in the world of public health. Combating climate change and cultivating more sustainable habitats are crucial to populations now and in the future. In August, Dr. Foday Jaward, a COPH associate professor specializing in environmental chemistry and ambient air quality, attended the Green […]

Can PTSD pass from mother to baby? COPH genomics researchers aim to find out

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Twenty-five years ago, nearly one million people died in the Rwandan genocide against ethnic Tutsi. Today, 26 percent of Rwandan adults suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a psychological health condition triggered by witnessing or being involved in highly stressful events, such as natural disasters, violence or war. Drs. Monica […]

COPH students gain know-how in the City of Knowledge

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In a world that’s constantly becoming more intertwined thanks to advances in technology and globalization, the USF College of Public Health (COPH) puts a great emphasis on the study and advancement of global and international health. Many USF students take part in a variety of study abroad opportunities offered university […]

Deidre Orriola and colleagues turn disaster-relief mission into research paper

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Forty-five days after Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, Deidre Orriola, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) faculty instructor, health educator and alumna, traveled to the municipality of Vega Baja on the island as part of a nongovernmental disaster medical team (DMT). The interdisciplinary team consisted of Dr. Jessica […]

COPH students study community health in Indonesia

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In July, four USF College of Public Health (COPH) graduate students traveled to Indonesia to take part in the “Community Participation in Public Health” course offered by Diponegoro University in Semarang. This is the first collaboration between the college and Diponegoro University, made possible by Dr. Hanifa Denny, a COPH […]

Alumna Wilnie Merilien increases resilience to disasters in the Philippines

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USF College of Public Health alumna Wilnie Merilien recently completed a seven-month US Peace Corps placement as a disaster risk and reduction management program officer for the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office in Carigara, Philippines. Born in Cap-Haitian, Haiti, Merilien moved to West Palm Beach, Fla. when she […]