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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.

Public health leaders develop action plan urging research and collaboration to address gun safety

Posted on Fri, Jan 20 2017

USF Public Health Professor Karen Liller among the researchers presenting an unprecedented call to action in the American Journal of Public Health Tampa, FLA (Jan. 20, 2017) – As firearm-related deaths and injuries continue to rise, more attention is needed to develop strategies to mitigate mortality [...]

Birth certificates missing the mark on birth defects

Posted on Wed, Jan 18 2017

Birth certificates are not effectively capturing birth defects, according to a new study conducted by public health researchers. Their findings, “Evaluation of the Sensitivity and Accuracy of Birth Defects Indicators on the 2003 Revision of the U.S. Birth Certificate: Has Data Quality Improved?” has [...]

Dr. Russell Kirby: folic acid awareness key to preventing neural tube defects

Posted on Thu, Jan 12 2017

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month; Folic Acid Awareness Week is Jan. 8-14, 2017 Dr. Russell Kirby, USF distinguished professor and Marrell Endowed Chair in the College of Public Health’s Department of Community and Family Health, has co-edited a special issue of Birth Defects Research [...]