Florida Prevention Research Center

Graduate Assistants

Korede Adegoke, is a Graduate Research Associate with USF's Florida Prevention Research Center. Her responsibilities includes but not limited to, data management, data analysis, and providing epidemiologic method skills. Korede trained as a physician in Nigeria and obtained a Master of Public Health Degree in Maternal and Child Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of South Florida, College of Public Health. Her research interest includes contraceptive use, birth outcomes, HIV in women and children and health disparities.
Laura Baum is a recent graduate of USF with a dual degree Master of Public Health and a Master of Arts in Applied Anthropology. Starting as graduate assistant with FPRC in Summer 2015, she works on the main center project of Community-Based Prevention Marketing for Systems Change, conducting and analyzing qualitative research. She also coordinates participation and qualitative data collection for a mobile health study on teen asthma. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Agnes Scott College (2006), is Certified in Public health (CPH, 2015) and has professional experience in human rights organizing and public health editing. Her research interests include community and environmental health, health disparities, and social determinants of health, with a focus on the southern United States.
Aldenise Ewing is a third year doctoral student in the Department of Community and Family Health at the University of South Florida, College of Public Health. She joined the Florida Prevention Research Center as a graduate assistant in December 2014.  While pursuing her degree, Aldenise has been involved with numerous research projects related to colorectal cancer prevention and screening interventions.  Her research interests also include addressing the social determinants of health and health inequities through utilizing community-based system dynamics and social marketing.  She received her Masters of Public Health from the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health in Behavioral Science and Health Education (2011).  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University in Spanish and Medicine, Health and Society (2009).
Bria Thomas is a Graduate Assistant that works on multiple research projects, publications, evaluation and with the social marketing group. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Florida State University (2015) and is now completing her second year as a masters student at the University of South Florida's College of Public Health with a concentration in Health Education. Her areas of interest are primarily cancer disparities and social marketing.
Aria Walsh-Felz is a third year dual degree master’s student in the Department of Applied Anthropology and Department of Community and Family Health at the University of South Florida. She earned a BS in Anthropology and Ecology, Evolution and Behavioral Biology at Beloit College (2011) and is Certified in Public Health (CPH, 2016). Aria joined the USF Florida Prevention Research Center as Graduate Research Assistant in Summer 2016 and works on qualitative data analysis, social media management, and contributes to manuscripts. Her research interests include equitable access to healthcare, health disparities, and migrant health with a focus of Hispanic populations in the U.S. In addition to center work Aria does qualitative research regarding food security locally.

The College of Public Health at the University of South Florida is the parent organization for the Florida Prevention Research Center and is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cooperative agreement number 1-U48-DP-005024-01.