Posts Tagged ‘Epidemiology and Biostatistics’

62 COPH student scholars present at 29th annual Research Day

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More than 60 USF College of Public Health (COPH) undergraduate, master and doctoral students turned their passions into posters and presented at USF Health’s Research Day 2019, held February 22. All in all, three COPH postdoctoral, 27 doctoral, 30 master and two undergraduate students participated in the event. Three COPH students were invited to give […]

New grad Menkeoma Laura Okoli sets her sights on PhD then CDC

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Menkeoma Laura Okoli first became interested in public health working at a medical internship in her native Nigeria. “The hospital where I worked as a medical doctor received victims of bomb explosions perpetrated by terrorists,” says Okoli, who received her MPH with a concentration in epidemiology and biostatistics from the USF College Public Health (COPH) […]

Yoga, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and PTSD

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September is National Yoga Month Can yoga help treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans? What about the martial art/ combat sport known as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)? And, will one prove more effective than the other? The research isn’t in yet but Dr. Kevin Kip, a USF College of Public Health epidemiology and biostatistics […]

After nearly 50 years of combined service, two longtime COPH professors retire

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May is a month of endings and beginnings on college campuses. This May, in addition to graduating 242 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students, the USF COPH said goodbye to two longtime, distinguished professors: Drs. Martha Coulter and Kathleen O’Rourke. Coulter, a professor of community and family health, has dedicated her career to improving the lives […]

Candice Whitely helps women sew their futures

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USF College of Public Health MPH student Candice Whitely became increasingly aware of the discipline of public health while working with Doctors without Borders in South Sudan as a nurse practitioner. “We were treating a malaria epidemic and I learned first-hand the importance of disease monitoring and surveillance, as it is the trigger point for […]

Two COPH faculty awarded 2017 Outstanding Research Achievement Awards

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The USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Thomas Unnasch, USF Health distinguished professor, chair of global health and interim chair of environmental and occupational health, and Dr. Amy Alman, assistant professor of epidemiology, are among 17 faculty members from across the USF System with the 2017 Outstanding Research Achievement Awards. The ceremony was held in […]

New Course: Epidemiology of Alzheimer’s Disease


Click Here to view the flyer! Alzheimer’s disease has become a global epidemic that will continue to increase as the baby boom generation enters the age of highest risk.  Dementia is an umbrella term for problems with thinking and memory that develop in about half the population that lives to age 90-95; Alzheimer’s disease makes […]