Posts Tagged Karen Liller

As COVID fears and racial tensions rise, so do gun sales—but why?

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According to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), which is run by the FBI, background checks on people looking to buy firearms in July numbered 3,639,224. That’s in contrast to the 2,030,661 checks performed in July 2019. “Background checks are highly correlated with gun sales, but they’re not perfect,” […]

Activist Lab’s MOULA program provides “boots on the ground” public health training

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The USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Activist Lab serves as a “hub of excellence in providing interdisciplinary advocacy, education, research and service opportunities for students…,” reports the group’s website.  An important component of the Activist Lab is its MOULA program. MOULA, which stands for More Opportunities to Use Learned […]

Social connectedness and substance use impacts weapon carrying behavior among youth

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Public health researchers have found that youth are less likely to carry a weapon if they experience a strong sense of social cohesion—in other words social connectedness—people willing to help neighbors, people getting along well, people sharing the same beliefs about right and wrong and people solving community problems. USF […]

Dr. Karen Liller receives prestigious ASPPH award

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The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) has recognized USF College of Public Health (COPH) professor Dr. Karen Liller with its 2020 Academic Public Health Practice Excellence Award. The annual award celebrates graduate public health faculty who advance and integrate the scholarship of practice-based service, teaching and […]

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 […]

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 […]