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COVID-19 mortality rate five times higher among labor, retail and service workers, study reveals

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A University of South Florida (USF) epidemiology associate professor discovered associations between COVID-19 mortality rates and socioeconomic position, gender, ethnicity and race that reveal an urgent need to implement population-based infection control efforts, especially for those in low socioeconomic positions (SEP). In collaboration with a team of epidemiologists from the COVKID […]

Facilitating health workers’ ‘willingness to respond’ using a mobile health intervention

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Could a mobile health intervention offer the necessary insight and effective training needed to increase the willingness of low- and middle- income country-based health care workers to respond to public health emergencies? That’s what USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Amber Mehmood, associate professor specializing in global disaster management, is […]

COPH undergrads recognized for outstanding research

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Two USF College of Public Health (COPH) undergraduate students walked away with awards after presenting their research at USF’s 2022 Undergraduate Research Conference.  The annual event, held virtually and in person this past April, is open to all USF undergraduates on all campuses. The purpose of the conference, say its […]

COVID-19 popularized telemedicine, but how satisfied are doctors, patients with the model?

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COVID-19 and the lockdown orders it ushered in prevented many people—including pregnant women, who rely on regularly scheduled medical checkups for safe deliveries and healthy babies—from accessing health care.  To fill a need, USF Health initiated telemedicine appointments for obstetric patients at the beginning of the pandemic. “Because the obstetric […]

USF tech helping combat malaria and other tropical diseases across the world

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Following his success eradicating a major source of malaria, technology created by a USF public health researcher is being implemented by insect control agencies throughout Africa and across the Tampa Bay region.  USF College of Public Health Associate Professor Benjamin Jacob created a smartphone app that pairs his algorithm with […]

Who adheres to mask-wearing guidelines—and who doesn’t?

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Mask wearing has been a hot topic—with lukewarm popularity. To better understand which subset of people are most inclined to follow mask-wearing guidelines, several USF College of Public Health (COPH) students set out to observe people over several weeks last year, from midsummer to early fall. The students conducted their […]

PhD candidate Marlene Joannie Bewa is “Charging Upward”

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USF College of Public Health (COPH) doctoral candidate Marlene Joannie Bewa was recently recognized for her many accomplishments and skills in the second-annual women’s edition of Tampa Magazines “Women to Watch 2022.” Bewa is a medical doctor and winner of both a USF Outstanding Young Alumni Award and Golden Bull […]