Posts Tagged ‘Karen Liller’

Vaccine hesitancy is a top public health crisis. So what’s the answer?

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August is National Immunization Month According to the World Health Organization (WHO), vaccine hesitancy―the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines―is now a top-10 international public health threat. Vaccinations, says WHO, prevent 2.3 million deaths a year, a number that could increase by 1.5 million if global vaccination rates increased. Vaccine hesitancy […]

Who, what, where, when and why? COPH professor works to gain clearer picture of Florida’s violent deaths

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every hour seven people in this country die a violent death. To track those deaths, the CDC devised the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS), a data collection system that Florida recently joined after receiving a three-year, multimillion dollar grant provided by the CDC to […]

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 […]

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 […]

COPH and University of Pittsburgh partner on Florida measles simulator

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April 22-28 is World Immunization Week Take one student with measles and plunk him or her down in an area where measles vaccination rates have dropped 10 percent overall. What would happen? It’s a question Dr. Karen Liller, a USF COPH professor of community and family health, posed to Dr. Mark Roberts, a professor and […]

APHA Press releases Certified in Public Health Exam Review Guide

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Now, more than ever, public health professionals are called upon to meet the increasing health challenges facing communities across the country. The National Board of Public Health Examiners administers a voluntary Certified in Public Health, or CPH, exam to ensure that public health students and graduates have mastered the knowledge and skills relevant to this evolving field. […]