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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.

COPH students are two of 19 students chosen to share posters at APHA

Posted on Mon, Nov 9 2015

College of Public Health doctoral students Rema Ramakrishnan and Dr. Amruta Mhashilkar were chosen to share their posters during the Delta Omega Student Poster Session at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association Oct. 31 – Nov. 4 in Chicago, Ill. Only 19 students from schools and programs [...]

Dr. Lauri Wright examines the impact of home-delivered meals for the elderly

Posted on Fri, Nov 6 2015

“Seniors that are malnourished are weaker, have less functionality and more hospital admissions,” said Dr. Lauri Wright, assistant professor in the USF College of Public Health’s Department of Community and Family Health. “It’s not a good course.” As an advocate of the Older Americans Act, Dr. Wright [...]

COPH researchers investigate the association of air pollution and risk of birth defects

Posted on Mon, Oct 12 2015

High levels of fine particulate air pollutants are associated with several select congenital heart defects and the highest level of benzene links to increased prevalence of orofacial clefts, a new USF College of Public Health study found. The clinical significance of the environmental factors in the [...]