Azliyati Azizan, Ph.D.

Azliyati Azizan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Contact Info

Office: CPH 1129
Voice Mail: (813) 974-2079
Fax: (813) 974-8506
 Education and History

Came to USF



B.S. Iowa State University, 1984
M.S., East Tennessee State University, 1987
Ph.D. University of Tennessee, 1995


Tropical Public Health


Molecular and Cellular Biology
Tropical Pubic Health

Other Information

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Azizan joined the Global Health Department at the USF College of Public Health (COPH) in the fall semester of 2002, as an Assistant professor. Dr. Azizan is the course director and instructor for 2 courses: Microbiology for Healthcare workers (PHC 6562-901), Exotic and Emerging Infectious Diseases (PHC 6510-901). These two courses are offered during the fall semesters. Dr. Azizan guest-lectures in several courses at the USF College of Public Health, and the USF College of Medicine for two other courses. Dr. Azizan also has a joint appointment at the new USF College of Pharmacy as an Affiliate faculty member. Dr. Azizan's research training is in the area of Medical Microbiology, and Molecular Biology. In research, Dr. Azizan has an interest in studying the immunopathogenesis of dengue hemorrhagic fever. Work on dengue is also performed in collaboration with faculty members at the University of Malaysia in Sarawak (UNIMAS) on Borneo Island in East Malaysia and has expanded to include the ecology of this disease in Florida and in Malaysia. International collaboration on other infectious disease topics with Colleagues at several other international sites including Kazakshtan and other sites in Malaysia are also ongoing. Collaboration for over five years with Scientists at the Institute of Microbiology and Virology in Almaty Kazakhstan has resulted in publications and grant awards that have supported projects related to drug discovery and infection control, involving many students at USF. Dr. Azizan mentors many doctoral (Ph.D.) and MSPH (Master of Science in Public Health) students, as well supervises special projects and field experiences, and serves as Academic Advisor for many MPH (Masters of Public Health) students. Dr. Azizan is a member of the American Society for Microbiology, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Public Health Association.