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COPH research team finds chlorine dioxide gas 99.91% effective against COVID-19 virus

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COVID-19 has taught us a lot of things. And one of the more important lessons has been the need for thorough, fast and effective disinfecting measures. A team of researchers from the USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Center for Environmental/Occupational Risk Analysis and Management set out to determine how […]

Dr. Stacy Grundy works to improve health equity, remember Black history

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Dr. Stacy Grundy, who received her DrPH in 2020 from the USF College of Public Health (COPH), got her first introduction to public health as an undergraduate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she majored in human nutrition.  “My entire worldview changed that day.” During her sophomore year, […]

Game on! COPH students, alums work to make the Super Bowl safer

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Elizabeth Dunn, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) instructor and alumna, leads the university’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), an all-volunteer organization made up of students and alumni dedicated to providing education and training in emergencies. The group has filled sandbags before storms, helped staff shelters during hurricanes and […]

Dr. Alicia Best lead author on article examining race and institutional distrust during COVID-19

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Dr. Alicia Best, a socio-behavioral researcher and USF College of Public Health (COPH) assistant professor, is lead author of the paper “Institutional Distrust among African Americans and Building Trustworthiness in the COVID-19 Response: Implications for Ethical Public Health Practice.” The literature review was published in February in the Journal of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Health equity strategist and COPH DrPH student Shara Wesley receives prestigious 40 Under 40 award

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For the last 24 years, the staff at Georgia Trend has selected some of the state’s “best and brightest” for inclusion in its 40 Under 40 award. This year, one of those 40 includes Shara Wesley, a health equity strategist who will receive her DrPH degree in advanced practice leadership […]