Department of Community and Family Health (CFH)


Welcome to the Department of Community and Family Health!

The Department of Community and Family Health provides a challenging, educational experience in a nurturing and community oriented environment that will prepare students to enter the workforce, ready to fulfill their life goals and dreams.

We are a group of dedicated public health professionals, intent on discovering, teaching, and delivering public health approaches that will improve quality of life.

We work to empower families and communities to ensure optimal health and wellbeing through collaborative innovation in education, research, and community engagement.

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


“Come be a part of the family…
Help us make a difference in the world...
At Community and Family Health”

News and Headlines
USF names Dr. Celeste Philip 2016 Florida Outstanding Woman in Public Health
On April 6, in a crowded auditorium on the University of South Florida Tampa campus, Philip was named the 2016 Florida Outstanding Woman in Public Health. “I was not surprised to learn that AFTER we made this selection, someone in Tallahassee had the foresight to name her the interim surgeon general and health officer for […]
Dr. Adewale Troutman partners with PolicyLink to convene centers for health equity
The most important determinant of your life expectancy and your quality of life is your zip code, according to USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Adewale Troutman, associate dean for Health Equity and Community Engagement. Troutman’s public health passion has been to address health equity and he has taken it a step further by establishing […]
USF professors awarded grant to reduce sodium consumption in Latin America
The team members of the University of South Florida World Health Organization Collaboration Center (WHO CC) were awarded a grant to create social marketing strategies to reduce sodium consumption in Latin America. USF is part of an overall project funded at $1.2 million. Anthropology Professor Linda Whiteford and Distinguished Health Professor Carol Bryant have been […]
Happiness resonates during Peace Corps Week
USF’s Peace Corps Master’s International Program ranks 1st in the Southeast. Peace Corps Week celebrates President Kennedy’s establishment of the Peace Corps on March 1, 1961. During this annual event, Peace Corps communities, institutions and volunteers around the world celebrate how the Peace Corps continues to make a difference at home and abroad.   This […]
USF hosts international Social Marketing Conference, June 17-18
The Social Marketing Conference enters its 24th year with a continued and vigorous commitment to social marketing’s robust capacity to influence complex social problems. Based at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater, FL, the June 17-18 conference includes plenary sessions, interactive panels and focused collaborative sessions. Carol Bryant, PhD, MS, director of USF’s Florida […]