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
USF Nursing and Public Health graduate programs ranked among nation’s best
Both showed increases in the latest U.S. News ranking of America’s graduate schools Graduate programs at the University of South Florida’s College of Nursing and College of Public Health ranked among the nation’s best in the latest U.S. News & World Report “America’s Best Graduate Schools” edition, appearing online this week. Last ranked by U.S. […]
FPQC conference brings state’s stakeholders together for perinatal quality
There will be plenty to talk about when the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative convenes its fourth annual conference at the Holiday Inn West Shore Hotel in Tampa on April 23-24.  Three national speakers will address this year’s conference, and the focus, as in previous editions, will be quality.  After all, that’s what the FPQC is […]
Team #USFCOPHRocks! rocked Gasparilla
Team #USFCOPHRocks! showed up and showed out for the 2015 Gasparilla Distance Classic. Almost 60 students, alumni, faculty, staff, significant others, children, and at least one parent kicked asphalt in a public health running of the Bulls.  The college had representatives participate on Saturday, Feb. 21, and Sunday, Feb. 22, plus some ambitious folks who […]
COPH, MCHSO team with Mother’s Milk Bank of Florida for East Coast’s first milk drive
The USF College of Public Health and Mother’s Milk Bank of Florida are holding the state’s first breast-milk drive on Friday, April 10, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County, 1002 E. Palm Ave. in Tampa. In fact, the drive will be the first of its kind ever on the East Coast, […]
Institute Scholars to Present Results of Service-Learning Research Projects
The second cohort of Institute Scholars is preparing to present the final results of its service-learning research projects nationally at the 28th annual Research and Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health in Tampa on March 22-25. The Institute for Translational Research in Adolescent Behavioral Health will have a special track at […]