Posts Tagged ‘injury prevention’

Concussion is a leading cause of injury for children in recreational sports

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Elementary school-aged children who participate in recreational sports are at greater risk of concussion than most other sports-related injuries. A new study published in PLOS ONE focused on children 5-11 years old who play recreational football, soccer and baseball/softball. Karen Liller, PhD, professor of community and family health at the University of South Florida College […]

Is gun violence a political or public health issue? Parkland school shooting survivors speak out

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On June 11, the USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Activist Lab, in partnership with USF Health, hosted a gun violence prevention and advocacy presentation. Speakers at the event were David Hogg and Emma González, two students who survived the February 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School in Parkland, Fla. A […]

Dr. Karen Liller coauthors paper on lack of firearms safety and injury research

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June is Firearm Safety Month Firearms are a hot topic these days. Firearms injury and safety funding? Not so much—at least not yet. That’s because, say experts like Dr. Karen Liller, a USF College of Public Health professor of community and family health who specializes in injury prevention, there’s a lack of strong federal support for […]

Dr. Karen Liller wants to empower injury prevention workers

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“I believe it is absolutely critical  for the injury prevention field to continue our success in decreasing injuries and deaths,” said Dr. Karen Liller of the USF College of Public Health. Liller, a professor in the Department of Community and Family Health says decreasing injuries and deaths often includes effective policy making skills of those […]

Dr. Karen Liller scores with sports injury prevention research in Hillsborough County

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Karen Liller, professor in the Department of Community and Family Health, collaborated with Dr. Barbara Morris, director of sports medicine and performance at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and other researchers including PhD student Yingwei Yang, to examine and report sports injuries among high school athletes in Florida. Her report, […]

EOH student Andrea Johnston works among Hollywood’s stars

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USF College of Public Health MPH student Andrea Johnston began her career in marketing but soon learned that she had a passion for public health. Born and raised in Chino, California, Johnston earned her BA in business marketing from San Francisco State University in 2010. After graduating college, Johnston moved back to the Los Angeles […]