Posts Tagged Epidemiology

COPH alum/professor joins APIC Public Policy Committee, helps promote infection prevention

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Dr. Christine McGuire-Wolfe, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) assistant professor and alum, has joined the Public Policy Committee of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).  “Being a part of this committee allows me to cultivate an awareness of developing issues in infection control and […]

USF epidemiologists analyze the prevalence of COVID-19 variants in Tampa Bay

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Researchers in the USF College of Public Health have launched a new study to determine the prevalence of COVID-19 variants in Tampa Bay. They’re conducting genomic sequencing of positive pooled samples collected from Tampa General Hospital and USF’s Tampa campus and comparing their makeup to the highly contagious variants that […]

COPH grad studies psychotropic drug use in nursing home residents with dementia

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Dylan Jester, an epidemiologist who received his MPH from the USF College of Public Health (COPH) in the fall, is the lead author of the article “Prevalence of psychotropic polypharmacy in nursing home residents with dementia: A meta-analysis.”  The article was published in the journal International Psychogeriatrics in January and […]

Dr. Russell Kirby receives award for work in pediatric and perinatal epidemiology

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The Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research (SPER) recently gave USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Dr. Russell Kirby its President’s Award.  The SPER is an organization whose members share a common interest in the epidemiology of pregnancy, infancy and childhood. Kirby received the award at the group’s annual […]

Dr. Jason Salemi uses online dashboards to explain the spread of COVID-19

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In this video, USF Health epidemiologist Jason Salemi, PhD, explains how he creates and uses online dashboards to show the effects of COVID-19 in Florida. Using data from the Florida Department of Health, Dr. Salemi creates online charts and tables to give the public updated, easy-to-understand information about the pandemic. […]

COPH alum Myles Johnson develops passion for fighting vector-borne diseases

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Born and raised in Tampa, Myles Johnson, a triplet raised by a single mom, entered USF as a biology major. He quickly became interested in public health, however, after he took an intro course taught by the USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Deidre Orriola. “She’s a phenomenal teacher who […]

March Of Dimes Recognizes USF Health Perinatal Epidemiologist Dr. Russell Kirby

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Russell Kirby, PhD, recently received the Paula Ransom Volunteer Partner Award from the March of Dimes. Kirby is a perinatal epidemiologist and a USF Health Distinguished Professor and Marrell Endowed Chair in the USF Health College of Public Health. The award celebrates “an individual whose commitment to the volunteer/staff partnership […]

Dr. Jason Salemi’s goal to stop COVID-19 misinformation leads to a $20,000 donation

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“Like so many other Floridians, early in the pandemic, I turned to Florida Department of Health’s COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard for complete, accurate, and timely information. But I very quickly noticed that it was difficult to satisfy my increasingly specific questions about those impacted by COVID-19 by person, place, […]