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 who’s now a faculty […]

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 was four years old. As […]

Dr. Ismael Hoare appointed visiting scholar at the University of Belize

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Belize, located on the eastern coast of Central America, has provided USF College of Public Health students hands-on learning and research opportunities since the late 90s, according to Dr. Ismael Hoare. Hoare, COPH alumnus and assistant professor of global health, has just been appointed a visiting scholar at the University of Belize and said he […]

USF #3 among grad schools producing Peace Corps Volunteers

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Since the Peace Corps was founded in 1961, over 500 USF alumni have served in the organization—and many have come from the USF College of Public Health (COPH). Currently, 16 USF alumni from a variety of programs across the USF system are volunteering for the Peace Corps in countries around the world. This is the […]

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 […]