Occupational Medicine > Faculty

Thomas Truncale DO, MPH

813-974-8952 Fax: 813-974-4994

Dr. Truncale is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Director of the USF Occupational Medicine Residency program and NIOSH Spirometry Course. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care Medicine and Occupational Medicine. Dr. Truncale specializes in Occupational Lung Disease, Inhalation Injury and building related disease.


Dr. Hamisu Salihu MD, PhD


Dr. Salihu is a world class perinatal epidemiologist and board certified in General Preventive Medicine as well as Occupational Medicine. Dr. Salihu has published hundreds of scholarly peer-reviewed article and has been described by the New York Times as one of the world’s foremost researchers in stillbirth (NYT, April 1st 2008). His area of expertise includes (1) Early life prevention and (2) workplace health of the pregnant woman.


Eve Hanna, MD MPH

813-972-2000 ext.7628

Dr Hanna was initially trained in Emergency Medicine and worked in the field for 10 years. She had an opportunity to start up an Occupational Medicine practice in Laurinburg, NC which she took because of her interest in industry and how things are made. After seven years of practical experience in Occupational Medicine, she was presented with the chance to be officially trained in Occupational Medicine as a resident at University of South Florida. Upon completing her training and becoming Board Certified in the specialty, she became the Program Chief of Occupational Health at the James A. Haley VA Hospital, where she continues to care for over 4000 hospital employees. She has maintained a relationship with the Occupational Medicine Residency Program at USF where she is a preceptor and Associate Professor for the OMR residents. She enjoys teaching as it is a privilege to impart wisdom and knowledge in the field of Occupational Medicine to eager minds. Her areas of expertise are navigating the Workers Compensation system, building related illnesses, and Occupational Dermatology.


Joan M Watkins DO, MPH


Dr. Watkins is Adjunct Associate Professor of College of Public Health. She trained in Occupational Environmental Medicine at The Great Lakes ERC, University of Illinois and Cook County Hospital. She is a Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) and American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM). She is a candidate for Fellowship status with American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians (AADEP). She was previously Medical Director of the Occupational Health Service of University Community Hospital and a consultant to the Department of Labor for the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program. She specializes in disability evaluations, Fitness for Duty Determinations and Independent Medical Examinations.  


Stuart Brooks MD

Emeritus Professor of Medicine and former program director, Dr. Brooks founded the Occupational Residency Program at USF in 1991. We recognize his leadership, experience and dedication to the profession. Dr. Brooks is a recipient of the 2012 ACOEM William S. Knudsen Award, the highest honor in occupational and environmental medicine which recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the field of OEM.