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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.

Dr. Dennis Kyle is featured speaker at Amoeba Summit 2016

Posted on Mon, Sep 12 2016

University of South Florida researchers continue to hone the high-volume screening of compounds that may lead to optimal drugs to combat the rare but deadly infection caused by the brain-eating amoeba Naegleria fowleri. Distinguished USF Health Professor Dennis Kyle, PhD, who has studied the parasite [...]

Stress bites! USF researchers study mosquito/bird interactions

Posted on Mon, Sep 12 2016

Research shows stressed-out birds more attractive to mosquitoes, raising fears birds exposed to stressors such as road noise, pesticides and light pollution, will be bitten more often and spread more West Nile virus. When researchers from the University of South Florida (USF) and colleagues investigated [...]

COPH researchers push for public health in Belize

Posted on Thu, Sep 8 2016

Punta Gorda, the southernmost town in Belize, is often described by residents as “the forgotten city,” according to Dr. Ismael Hoare, assistant professor in Global Health at the USF College of Public Health. Hoare and Dr. Martha Coulter, professor in Community and Family Health, have just completed the [...]