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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. Cheryl Vamos and partners examine health literacy

Posted on Fri, Nov 14 2014

In October, women’s health researcher Dr. Cheryl Vamos presented on behalf of her collaborative team’s research at the 2014 International Cancer Education Conference in Clearwater. The study examined assets and barriers that influence Hispanic migrant farmworkers’ health literacy skills and their ability [...]

Dr. Karen Liller shares health education teaching methods for youth

Posted on Mon, Nov 3 2014

Dr. Karen D. Liller published “Become Fred—a good leader for health change” in the Journal of Health Education Teaching Techniques. Who’s Fred? Why a penguin, of course. According to the abstract, “This teaching technique is designed to prepare students to understand health topics and how to be leaders [...]

Anisha Prabhu presents poster at Fulbright reception

Posted on Mon, Oct 6 2014

“Although historically taboo, public expression of sexuality is slowly becoming accepted,” reads the abstract from a poster presentation by Anisha Prabhu, an MPH candidate at the USF College of Public Health. At first glance, sociology might seem a more fitting field for such a study, but the public [...]