Posts Tagged ‘health disparities’

Bull from Down Under focuses on those who are disabled and medically underserved

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Angela Makris, a December USF College of Public Health (COPH) grad who received her MPH with a concentration in social marketing, says that from the time she was a child, she knew she always wanted to help people. And she hasn’t stopped since. Born in Sydney, Australia, to Greek parents, Makris got her BA in […]

COPH grad Audrey Harvey tackles health disparities in Michigan

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Her practice is funding interventions to address health issues. Her passion is improving the lives of Michigan residents. Audrey Harvey, a USF College of Public Health 2017 graduate with a master’s degree in public health practice, considers herself a “learner by nature.” And she has the degrees to prove it. Harvey, who grew up in […]

COPH grad Sophia Hector is named a leader in minority health

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Sophia Hector, who received her master’s in health policy and management from the USF College of Public Health in 2004, was recently named one of the National Minority Quality Forum’s “40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health.” The National Minority Quality Forum is a nonprofit organization “dedicated to ensuring that high-risk racial and ethnic populations […]

Aldenise Ewing recognized for outstanding teaching

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On April 5, USF College of Public Health doctoral student Aldenise Ewing was awarded the 2017 Provost’s Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Health, Medicine and Behavioral Science category. The award is presented by the USF Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence. This award was established in 1998 to recognize […]

Older African Americans incur more medical debt than older whites

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Older African American adults incur substantially more medical debt compared to older whites, reports a new study by researchers from the University of South Florida College of Public Health, the University of Massachusetts Medical School and St. Louis University. The findings appear in the American Journal of Public Health.  Study lead author was Jacqueline Wiltshire, […]

Dr. Alicia Best moves up the ladder in health equity

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The USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Alicia Best was appointed to the Southeastern Health Equity Council (SHEC). Best is an assistant professor in the Department of Community and Family Health (CFH). “The mission of the SHEC aligns with my life’s work – to improve the health and well-being of undeserved populations,” Best said. The […]

COPH researchers report on cancer disparities in Florida hospitals

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USF College of Public Health student researchers Dr. Jemal Gishe, Angella Hanciles and colleagues are co-authors on a publication entitled “Minority Use of a National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and Non-specialty Hospitals in Two Florida Regions.”  The study is in the January issue of Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.   Dr. Jemal […]

Aisha Bhimla ties together social and public health for goals of equity

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When Toronto native Aisha Bhimla entered the USF College of Public Health, she was uncertain where her interests in global health and social determinants of epidemiology would take her. “I was unsure about where specifically I wanted to end up with my MPH degree,” she said.  “I generally wanted to gain skills that would allow […]