Posts Tagged health care

COVID-19 possibly striking more children than expected

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The number of children infected with the coronavirus is far more extensive than what is currently reported — a hidden detail that could vastly underestimate the demand on health care systems and pediatric intensive care units (PICUs). A new study published in the “Journal of Public Health Management and Practice” […]

Keeping vulnerable populations out of the hospital

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The conditions in which you live, learn, work and play can all affect your overall health, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. USF College of Public Health doctoral student Nnadozie Emechebe is lead author on a recent study published in The American Journal of Managed Care examining […]

COPH students excel at the 23rd annual NAHSE Case Competition

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A group of USF College of Public Health students traveled to Orlando, Fla., in October to participate in the annual National Association of Health Services Executive (NAHSE) Everett V. Fox Student Case Competition. The competition is a scholarship program where graduate students in health administration, business administration and public health […]

Dr. Alicia Best earns the COPH’s first ever K01 for cancer research

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“Cancer has always been at the forefront of my mind,” said USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Alicia Best. She lost her mother to breast cancer when she was just fifteen. Now, she’s taking a step toward fighting back with her National Cancer Institute Mentored Research Scientist Development Award to […]

Dr. Zachary Pruitt examines how access to social services reduces health care costs

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Study finds connecting patients with social services to address social determinants of health generates double-digit reduction in health care spending Dr. Zachary Pruitt, assistant professor of Health Policy and Management at the USF College of Public Health, is the lead author on new research finding health care spending substantially reduced when people are […]

Dr. Zachary Pruitt is 2018 Excellence in Teaching Awardee

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Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at the USF College of Public Health, have the opportunity to nominate a faculty member in the college for outstanding teaching. The Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes the outstanding contributions which a faculty member has made to student development, as well as to the quality […]

Dr. Zachary Pruitt examines how managed care organizations address social determinants of health

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Dr. Zachary Pruitt, assistant professor of Health Policy and Management at the USF College of Public Health, is the lead author on a new study showing how managed care organizations can help address the social determinants of health. The research, “A Managed Care Organization’s Call Center-Based Social Support Role,” released […]