Department of Community and Family Health (CFH)

Welcome to the Department of Community and Family Health!

Our mission is empowering families and communities to ensure optimal health and well being through collaborative innovation in education, research and community engagement. Our academic programs assist individuals in developing leadership in health science disciplines that meet the needs of diverse populations. Faculty members are dedicated to excellence in teaching of students, innovation in research, and commitment to transdisciplinary collaboration. We offer MPH and MSPH degrees with a concentration in behavioral health, maternal and child health, public health education, and socio-health sciences. We offer Ph.D. degrees as well as graduate certificate and dual degree programs. Please explore our site, ask us questions, and discover the many opportunities that await you in the Department of Community and Family Health.

William M. Sappenfield, MD, MPH, CPH 
Professor and Chair - Department of Community and Family Health

News and Headlines
Know an outstanding public health graduate? Nominate them!
In 2015, the USF College of Public Health recognized 28 alumni with significant impact in public health. Nominations are currently being accepted for the Class of 2016. “During the process of soliciting and reviewing nominations for 2015 it became clear that the Outstanding Alumni Awards should be an annual event recognizing our more than 5,100 […]
USF open enrollment event draws Tampa Mayor and White House
As the third-year of open enrollment kicked off  nationwide Nov. 1 for the federal Health Insurance Marketplace, attention was once again on the USF College of Public Health, which for the second consecutive year attracted the largest Navigator grant in the country.  This time Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and White House Special Assistant to the […]
Jodi Ray attends Youth Digital Engagement Summit in Washington, D.C.
Millennials. Generation Y. Echo Boomers. There are many names to describe one of the most uninsured groups in the U.S. Jodi Ray, the USF College of Public Health’s program director of Florida Covering Kids & Families, was personally invited by the White House and the Young Invincibles to attend the Youth Digital Engagement Summit in […]
Alumnus Terrill Curtis appointed Presidential Management Fellow at Social Security Administration
Terrill Curtis says he could not have fathomed that one day he would be attending a USF College of Public Health alumni event at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. But, now that is his new reality as he has been called to practice his public health passion at the federal level. Curtis is a presidential […]
Dr. Cheryl Vamos selected into a competitive NIH-funded professional development program
Dr. Cheryl Vamos, assistant professor in the College of Public Health Department of Community and Family Health, recently completed a rigorous professional training program on grant writing. The program convened for a three-month period from June to August. Vamos took part in a writing-intensive, small group workshop experience designed to foster grantsmanship among promising early-stage […]