Karen Liller, Ph.D.

Karen Liller, Ph.D.


Contact Info

Office: LRC 211 
Voice Mail: (813) 974-7047
Fax: (813) 974-8889
Email: kliller@health.usf.edu
 Education and History

Came to USF



B.S. West Virginia University, 1978
M.A. University of South Florida, 1982
Ed.S University of South Florida, 1986
Ph.D. University of South Florida, 1988


Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
Health Education


Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
Unintentional Injury Prevention
Health Education Program Planning and Evaluation
Graduate Program Development
Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Other Information

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Karen Liller is presently a full tenured professor in the College of Public Health specializing in public health and injury prevention. Dr. Liller holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in medical technology, technical education, and education (curriculum and instruction). Dr. Liller has held numerous administrative positions including Associate Dean for Academics and Student Affairs in the College of Public Health and Dean of the USF Graduate School and Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation.

Dr. Liller's teaching, research, and service activities largely focus on public health and the prevention and control of children's unintentional injuries. She has been the recipient of several awards/honors such as the first State of Florida Injury Prevention Award, the Tampa Bay Business Healthcare Hero Award and was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She also has received certification in public health (CPH). Dr. Liller has received several national and state grants related to injury prevention, most recently related to sports injury prevention in children and adolescents.

Dr. Liller has published extensively in top peer-reviewed publications and was named one of the top 15 national women scholars in health education and health promotion. She is the editor of the injury text, "Injury Prevention for Children and Adolescents: Research, Practice, and Advocacy," published by the American Public Health Association. She is a member of several public health and injury prevention professional associations and societies and serves on several prestigious advisory boards that focus on injury prevention.