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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 researchers report on opioid drug use in pregnant women

Posted on Mon, Aug 25 2014

Public health researchers Hamisu Salihu, MD, PhD,  Abraham A. Salinas-Miranda, MD, PhD, Jason Salemi, PhD, MPH and colleagues are co-authors on a publication entitled “National Trends in Maternal Use of Opioid Drugs among Pregnancy-Related Hospitalizations in the United States, 1998 to 2009.”  The study [...]

COPH researchers report on support and services for the Down syndrome community

Posted on Mon, Aug 25 2014

USF College of Public Health researchers Drs. Jennifer Marshall, Russell Kirby and colleagues publish an article on early childhood supports and services for children with Down syndrome and their parents. Their research is in the June issue of Child: Care, Health and Development. L to R: Jennifer Marshall, [...]

Erika Thompson takes a walk (and selfie) with the surgeon general

Posted on Mon, Jul 21 2014

Community and family health doctoral student Erika Thompson attended Acting Surgeon General Dr. Boris D. Lushniak’s keynote address at the annual American College of Sports Medicine Meeting.  The event was held May 27-31 in Orlando, Fla. According to Thompson, Rear Admiral Lushniak enthusiastically described [...]