Posts Tagged ‘Troy Quast’

From the east coast to the west, COPH rocked APHA

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“USF COPH rocked the house!” Dean Donna Petersen proclaimed. She was referencing how the USF College of Public Health showed up and showed out at events related to the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo in San Diego, held Nov. 10-14. “Our fabulous faculty organized and led a two-day Learning Institute preparing a […]

Public health study shows impact of opioid epidemic on children varies by state

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A new report released by the Drug Enforcement Administration finds most overdose deaths are caused by prescription drugs, including opioids. While opioid abuse continues to plague certain states more than others, each state is unique in how it attempts to stem the crisis and its effect on families. These differences have resulted in significant variation […]

How do natural disasters impact access to health care?

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That’s a question Dr. Troy Quast, USF College of Public Health (COPH) associate professor of health policy and management, examined in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. And now, again, in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. This time the research will focus on Puerto Rico and how residents with breast and colon cancer have […]

COPH summer reading list

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On June 28, the University of South Florida was named “Preeminent State Research University” by the Florida Board of Governors. USF joins two other high-achieving Florida universities who have earned this designation. In keeping with theme, USF College of Public Health Dean Donna Petersen and team designated a few titles for the college’s preeminent summer […]

Researchers examine effective, affordable treatment for OCD

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USF public health researcher examines the most effective and cost-effective ways of treating treatment-refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder  Troy Quast, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of South Florida, College of Public Health, in Tampa, Fla., is a co-author on a study involving obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). The […]

Growing opioid epidemic forcing more children into foster care

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USF College of Public Health researcher leads newly published Florida study The study published in the January 2018 issue of Health Affairs found an association between the rate of opioid prescriptions in Florida and the number of children removed from their homes due to neglect. The opioid epidemic has become so severe it’s considered a […]

Dr. Troy Quast to examine effects of Hurricane Katrina on senior diabetics

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Troy Quast has received an award from the NIH National Institute on Aging to examine how Hurricane Katrina affected the health of seniors with diabetes. The two-year, $74,750 grant for “Short- and Long-Term Effects of Disasters on Seniors with Chronic Conditions” will consist of retrospective data analysis using Medicare […]

USF Health faculty spend a day in court to see inside the legal system

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After spending a morning in courtrooms at the George Edgecomb Courthouse in downtown Tampa, USF Health faculty, administrators and students saw firsthand the similarities of the medical and legal professions. About two dozen people from USF Health who attended this year’s Black Robe Day, a morning-long event that partners lawyers and judges with faculty and […]