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COVID-19: COPH students, faculty and alums on the front lines

When the world is in throes of a pandemic, public health professionals kick into high gear. And the students, faculty and alumni of the USF College of Public Health are no exception.

COPHers around the country have been called into action to translate the science and help track the disease. They’ve given dozens of interviews to local and national media outlets, worked with health department officials to pinpoint potential cases and are using all their training to “flatten the curve.”

Here are some highlights of what USF COPH students, faculty and alumni are doing to combat this novel coronavirus …

Dean Donna Petersen in Rollingstone.com

A healthy person’s guide to staying safe and sane during COVID-19

Dr. Anna Torrens Armstrong, a COPH alum and assistant professor, on Tampa Bay’s Channel 10 News.

Here’s how to avoid stress while working from home

Dr. Jay Wolfson, a USF distinguished service professor of public health, medicine and pharmacy, in the Tampa Bay Times.

What a Tampa Bay public health expert is telling his family and friends

Dr. Jill Roberts, a COPH assistant professor, in a Facebook Live Preparing for Coronavirus

Dr. Krys Johnson, a recent COPH alum and now an assistant professor of instruction in epidemiology and biostatistics at Temple University College of Public Health, was on Philadelphia’s CBS affiliate.

Temple University Professor Joins CBS3@4 To Answer Questions About Coronavirus

Dr. Lynn “Marty” Martin is a COPH professor who specializes in disease ecology and co-hosts a podcast called “Big Biology.” A recent episode featured an interview with John Drake, the director of the center for the ecology of infectious diseases at the University of Georgia, who has been working with the CDC to understand the dynamics of the COVID-19 outbreak and to identify strategies for slowing its spread.

Big Biology Podcast: Episode 38: Coronavirus

Dr. Katherine Drabiak, a COPH assistant professor who specializes in medical ethics, on WINK News.

Preventing spread of coronavirus a matter of ‘social responsibility’

Dr. Janice Zgibor, a COPH professor and associate dean of academic affairs, in the Tampa Bay Times

How did Florida hire 100 epidemiologists in a weekend? Here’s how.

Dr. Abraham Salinas-Miranda, director of the Harrell Center for the Study of Family Violence, in the Tampa Bay Times With coronavirus, Tampa Bay domestic violence advocates prepare for possible spike