Training Opportunities in Public Health
With increasing globalization of our world, the need for training in public health practice is apparent. Here at the University of South Florida, we are lucky to have a highly ranked College of Public Health (COPH) with incredible faculty, and multiple collaborative efforts between our two colleges. Dr. Robert Nelson, immediate past-Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, currently serves as Associate Vice-President for Children's Health and Professor of Public Health, and has endeavored toward multiple multi-disciplinary efforts to improve child health, both domestically and internationally. Many of our pediatric faculty have degrees in public health and conduct international work. Our own Professor Adewale Troutman, MD, MPH, CPH, was recently selected as President-Elect of the American Public Health Association.
Curriculum for the resident/fellow program is designed to meet the needs of our residents and fellows, including on-line classes and flexible scheduling. This may range from a full MPH program, to a less time-intensive introduction such as a certificate program, to additional classes for individuals already having a background in public health, as tailored to the needs of the individual student. Certificate/degree programs include the following areas of interest: Public Health Generalist Planning for Healthy Communities Maternal and Child Health Social Marketing Violence and Injury: Prevention and Intervention Interdisciplinary Women's Health Safety Management Environmental Health Epidemiology Biostatistics Applied Biostatistics Concepts and Tools of Epidemiology Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases Global Health Practice Diasporas and Health Disparities Disaster Management Global Health and Latin American and Caribbean Studies Humanitarian Assistance Infection Control Water, Health and Sustainability Health Management and Leadership Public Health Policy and Programs.
There are additionally multiple areas of research ongoing within the COPH, which increases the potential research opportunities for our residents beyond the venues traditionally available to most pediatric residency programs. Additionally, our international health electives are conducted collaboratively with the COPH. For more information about our COPH, please visit the College's website by clicking here.