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
Professor and Chair - Department of Community and Family Health

News and Headlines
Anniversary tour heads to Chicago
The #usfcophrocks tour is headed to Chicago for a reception with USF Health deans. Join local alumni for a Bullish good time in recognition of the USF College of Public Health’s 30th anniversary. This event is held in conjunction with the 2014 AAMC Medical Education Meeting. To learn more about this event, contact Jessica at […]
Peace Corps volunteers in Africa sworn in, report home
This summer, a record six COPH students left for training to serve abroad as Peace Corps volunteers. They are completing their service while finalizing their graduate studies and recently participated in their swearing-in ceremonies. In September, COPH received news from two students, Ant Nhy Nguyen and Sierra Petrosky, and both said they are excited and […]
Dr. Russell Kirby adds ACE Board of Counselors to long list of professional appointments
Dr. Russell Kirby, USF Distinguished Professor and Marrell Endowed Chair in the Department of Community and Family Health at the USF College of Public Health, has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Counselors for the American College of Epidemiology, a professional organization that is different from most. “It is a member […]
Summer elective brings international perspective to women’s health issues
This past summer, another cohort of multidisciplinary students from diverse program areas – including maternal and child health, epidemiology, global health, public health practice and social work, among others – has undertaken a lifetime learning experience courtesy of the USF College of Public Health. For the past three summers, Drs. Arlene Calvo and Cheryl Vamos, […]
Anniversary tour heads to USF Homecoming
The #usfcophrocks tour is headed to Shells Restaurant for a networking social. Join alumni, graduate students and faculty for a Bullish good time in recognition of the USF College of Public Health’s 30th anniversary and USF Homecoming. The college is providing free appetizers and the first 50 attendees get a free drink. This event is […]