Dr. Claudia Parvanta releases health communication book

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Claudia Parvanta, professor of community and family, says her newest book on health communication is filled with real-world examples. Parvanta and her colleagues, Drs. David Nelson and Richard Harner, wrote the book “Public Health Communication Critical Tools and Strategies,” for doctoral and master’s students to complement the Essential Public […]

Dr. Mahmooda Khaliq Pasha and team use social marketing to reduce salt intake in Latin America

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February is Heart Health Month  A New England Journal of Medicine article indicates that 1.7 million deaths globally can be blamed on consuming too much salt. Many of those deaths can be attributed to the hypertension—and the subsequent stroke and heart disease—excess salt causes. “Too much dietary salt is a major cause of high blood […]

Policy change+ healthier food options = Fun

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Using policy change to offer healthier food options is ‘Fun’ The Florida Prevention Research Center (FPRC) at USF College of Public Health has used social marketing to improve health and prevent disease for more than 20 years. Under the guidance of Dr. Carol Bryant, professor emeritus, the FPRC worked with the Lexington, Ky. Tween and […]

Dr. Carol Bryant’s career of improving lives through social marketing

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From founding social marketing as a focus area at USF to spearheading a seminal program promoting breastfeeding among the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) clients, Dr. Carol Bryant has dedicated more than 30 years to a career focused on improving lives. Bryant, Distinguished University Health Professor in the USF College […]

FPRC’s push for increased colorectal cancer screenings

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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The Florida Prevention Research Center (FPRC) at the USF College of Public Health is focusing on a core research project to understand the factors impacting colorectal cancer screenings (CRCS) and to identify effective strategies to increase screening rates. FPRC, a member of the CDC’s Centers for Excellence in Prevention […]

New faces for the New Year!

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It’s a new year and with that the USF College of Public Health is happy to welcome the following new faculty and staff, adding to the college’s diversity and research specializations. Claudia Parvanta, PhD Dr. Claudia Parvanta is a professor in the Department of Community of Family Health and incoming director of the Florida Prevention […]

COPH rocked APHA in Denver

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Go west. And, that is just what a herd of Bulls from the USF College of Public Health did on Oct. 29-Nov. 2. The caravan included students, alumni, faculty and staff. They convened in and around the Colorado Convention Center for the American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting and Expo in Denver. The mission? Recruit […]