COPH faculty presents research on the intersection of public health and genomics

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Members of the USF College of Public Health (COPH) genomics faculty recently participated in the Genomics of Global and Planetary Health Symposium, held on the USF campus in March and attended by about 60 USF students and faculty. This year, the presentations focused on the study of genomics in a global context and highlighted researchers […]

COPH and University of Pittsburgh partner on Florida measles simulator

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April 22-28 is World Immunization Week Take one student with measles and plunk him or her down in an area where measles vaccination rates have dropped 10 percent overall. What would happen? It’s a question Dr. Karen Liller, a USF COPH professor of community and family health, posed to Dr. Mark Roberts, a professor and […]

COPH students help expand “health” options through the Hillsborough County Health Care Plan

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Imagine you’re living paycheck to paycheck and you suddenly lose your job —and your health insurance. What then? The USF College of Public Health (COPH) and its students have long played a vital role in helping to provide health care to those in the community who need it most. College faculty, community leaders and advocates […]

COPH professor studies the inequality of air pollution exposure in Tampa Bay

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Dr. Amy Stuart, a professor of environmental and occupational health at the USF College of Public Health (COPH), has recently published a paper focused on air pollution and exposure inequality within the Tampa community. The paper, entitled “Agent-based modeling to estimate exposures to urban air pollution from transportation: Exposure disparities and impacts of high-resolution data,” […]

COPH visiting professor studies factors influencing youth violence

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National Youth Violence Prevention Week is April 8-12 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Every day in this country, 13 young people are victims of a homicide. Nearly 33 percent of high school kids have been in a physical fight in the last year. Roughly 16 percent of high schoolers have carried […]

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 […]