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Faculty Spotlights

College of Public Health faculty are engaged in a wide array of public health research that directly impacts our local, state, national and international community. Whether it is working on vaccine development, creating toolkits for public health professionals in local health departments or working with underserved communities in Panama, our interdisciplinary faculty touch the lives of people every day. Here is just a sampling of some of the research in which our faculty are involved.

Alumna Dr. Chighaf Bakour observes teen sleep duration and asthma

Posted on Fri, Mar 24 2017

Asthma impacted 10.2 percent of teenagers ages 15 to 19 in 2015, according to the CDC. USF College of Public Health alumna and current assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Dr. Chighaf Bakour, examined how sleep duration impacts asthma in Florida high school students [...]

Dr. Karen Liller scores with sports injury prevention research in Hillsborough County

Posted on Fri, Mar 24 2017

USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Karen Liller, professor in the Department of Community and Family Health, collaborated with Dr. Barbara Morris, director of sports medicine and performance at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and other researchers including PhD student Yingwei Yang, to examine [...]

FPRC’s push for increased colorectal cancer screenings

Posted on Mon, Mar 13 2017

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The Florida Prevention Research Center (FPRC) at the USF College of Public Health is focusing on a core research project to understand the factors impacting colorectal cancer screenings (CRCS) and to identify effective strategies to increase screening rates. FPRC, [...]