University of South Florida
College of Public Health
EOH: Occupational Medicine
13201 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.,
Tampa, FL 33612
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. 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 in 2001. Upon completing her training and becoming Board Certified in the specialty, she was appointed as the Program Chief of Occupational Health at the James A. Haley VA Hospital, caring for over 4000 hospital employees for 11 years until her retirement in September, 2014. She is currently an Adjunct Faculty at the University of South Florida, College of Public Health in the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health. In this capacity, she team teaches the graduate level course, Occupational Medicine for Healthcare Professionals, and instructs monthly teaching sessions for the Occupational Medicine residents. She is also involved in the administrative aspects of the Occupational Medicine Residency Program. 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.
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.
Dr. Williams is board-certified in Occupational Medicine and is the Section Chief for Occupational Medicine at the James A Haley VA Hospital. Areas of particular interest to her include needlesticks and bloodborne pathogens exposures and preventive health and wellness for law enforcement officers and firefighters.
Dr. Alfred Mbah is an Assistant Professor with the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department in the College of Public Health. He teaches the Seminar in Occupational and Environmental Research that the residents take each semester and guides them through research and thesis. His research interest includes repeated measurement design, dose response and structural equation modeling. He has published close to 40 peer-reviewed articles that have advance the field of applied statistics on important issues in depression; reproductive and perinatal epidemiology, namely the impact of maternal conditions (e.g. obesity) on birth outcomes, as well as analyses focused on issues such as prematurity, and fetal demise. In 2009, he was awarded a 3 year grant from the James & Esther King Biomedical Research Program in the amount of $374,733, to research the role of passive smoking on the risk for antenatal and post-partum depression. Additionally, he serves as the lead statistician on multiple studies that examine health disparities, maternal health, and family health.