Posts Tagged Ecuador

Presenter, speaker, chair: Dr. Miguel Reina Ortiz takes on variety of roles at ASTMH meeting

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The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) held its annual meeting recently and USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Dr. Miguel Reina Ortiz took full part in it. The ASTMH is the largest international scientific organization of experts that, according to its website, “is dedicated to reducing the […]

Leave the potential for COVID-19 contamination at the front door

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To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission for health care workers and those living in areas of intense transmission, public health practitioners have developed educational flyers outlining COVID-19 biosafety-at-home protocols to reduce the threat of contamination at home.    “Communication is an important aspect of our work in public health,” said […]

COPH professor works to solve HIV epidemic in Ecuador

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Dr. Miguel Reina Ortiz, an alumnus and assistant professor in the USF College of Public Health (COPH), is following his passion for global health by conducting research on HIV along the Ecuadorian coast. Along with Dr. Ricardo Izurieta, an associate professor of global health who completed his medical degree in […]

Public health research seeks to understand how natural disasters impact spread of Zika

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USF researchers explore explosion of Zika after the 2016 Ecuadorean earthquake and what it tells us about emergency preparedness On April 16, 2016, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked the South American country of Ecuador. It was the most severe seismic event in nearly 40 years – killing roughly 700 people […]

Alumna Dr. Erika Arteaga-Cruz’s passion for more ‘collective health’

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The intersection of social justice and global health has always been a calling for USF College of Public Health alumna Dr. Erika Arteaga-Cruz. In her role as the health projects officer for the Belgium Socialist Party Cooperation for Development-NGO in Quito, Ecuador, she fulfills her public health passion of working […]

COPH researchers investigate HIV/AIDS among indigenous Latin American populations

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Researchers at the USF College of Public Health have begun exploratory research examining HIV/AIDS in indigenous populations in Ecuador, Panama and Belize. Using syndemic theory as their lens, they are investigating factors impacting the spread of HIV/AIDS in each community, according to principle investigator Dr. Dinorah Martinez-Tyson, assistant professor in […]