Posts Tagged MPH

COPH alum Dr. LaShanta Rice is a behavior scientist with a passion for health equity

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Dr. LaShanta Rice, a behavior scientist at Johnson & Johnson who received her MPH from the USF College of Public Health (COPH) in 2008, got her first introduction to public health as a post-baccalaureate trainee at Meharry Medical College, a historically Black medical school located in Nashville, Tenn. It was […]

Pandemic spreads surge of interest in public health programs

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Another thing also spreading during the pandemic is an interest in public health. The USF College of Public Health (COPH) has seen a record increase in student applications to many of its degree programs.   And, interest in public health programs is also being experienced nationally, according to David Hogeboom, […]

The nurse practitioner will see you now: COPH grad opens her own medical practice

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USF College of Public Health (COPH) alum Dr. Stasha-Gae Roberts was commissioned as an Army nurse for four years after earning her bachelor of science in nursing. She was stationed in Augusta, Ga., taking care of active duty personnel, their families, veterans and visiting dignitaries. The Jamaica native, who found […]

COPH grad studies psychotropic drug use in nursing home residents with dementia

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Dylan Jester, an epidemiologist who received his MPH from the USF College of Public Health (COPH) in the fall, is the lead author of the article “Prevalence of psychotropic polypharmacy in nursing home residents with dementia: A meta-analysis.”  The article was published in the journal International Psychogeriatrics in January and […]

COPH Alumni Society receives USFAA honor

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The USF College of Public Health (COPH) Alumni Society received an honorable mention for most-improved group at this year’s USF Alumni Academy and Group Excellence Awards, held virtually in August. The Group Excellence Awards, presented annually by the USF Alumni Association (USFAA), “recognize the hard work, creativity and initiative of […]

COPH’s Dietetic Internship program receives ACEND accreditation

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The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) Board voted in July to accredit the USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Dietetic Internship program for a term of eight years.  The Dietetic Internship is integrated with an MPH (concentration in nutrition and dietetics). The 20-month long program gives […]