Delores Jeffers, M.P.H., R.N. Instructor and Program Director
LRC 114, MDC100 Phone:
Came to USF:
A.A. Palm Beach Community College, 1970
B.S. Florida Atlantic University, 1982
M.P.H. University of South Florida, 1987
Maternal and Child Health
Dee is an instructor for the Department of Community and Family Health and a Program Director at The Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies, at the University of South Florida, College of Public Health. She also serves as a consultant to the REACH UP, Inc. a local center of excellence dedicated to the promotion of health equity in maternal and infant health and health care. Before coming to the University she served as the founding director of Genesis a Tampa General Health Care Center for Women and Children. In 1991, she was appointed director for the development of Healthy Start Coalitions statewide a central component of the Florida Healthy Start Program created by the 1991 Florida Legislature. Since 1995, she has been instrumental in the establishment and ongoing development of the Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies at the University of South Florida. She currently serves on the boards of Healthy Together Tampa Bay, Childbirth Connection in New York City, and the National Perinatal Foundation. She is an active member of the Florida March of Dimes Chapter Preterm Birth Workgroup. In 2009, she was appointed to the Hillsborough County Health Care Plan Study Group. Dee received her AA in Nursing form Palm Beach Junior College in 1971, her B.S. in Health Care Administration from Florida Atlantic University in 1982, and her Masters in Public Health from the University of South Florida in 1987.