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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.

Graduate student Montray Smith presents posters at pair of international conferences

Posted on Mon, May 18 2015

“Being a student never stops,” said USF College of Public Health graduate student Montray Smith.  “I was still doing homework in one of my classes while I was in the Netherlands.  I was on vacation, and I had the class PowerPoints and the textbook spread all over the hotel room, and I had to use the [...]

Dr. Martha Coulter reports on provider perceptions of family violence

Posted on Mon, May 4 2015

Dr. Martha Coulter and COPH alumna Melissa Mercado-Crespo published “Co-occurrence of intimate partner violence and child maltreatment: Service providers perceptions.”  The research appears in the February issue of the Journal of Family Violence. Martha Coulter, DrPH, MSW Coulter is a professor in the [...]

Pilot study to test breast milk pesticide levels in mothers and infants

Posted on Mon, Apr 20 2015

Dr. Marie Bourgeois, research assistant professor at the USF College of Public Health, has designed a pilot study to examine health disparities, infant vulnerability and pesticide exposure.  The study, titled “A Pilot Study of Malathion, Atrazine, Carbaryl and Chlorpyrifos in the Breast Milk of Women [...]