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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.

Mosquito species may be key to transmitting EEE virus in southeast U.S.

Posted on Mon, Apr 11 2016

USF-led study of Culex erraticus probes ecology of Eastern equine encephalitis virus, one of the most deadly mosquito-borne viruses, which can affect horses and, in rare cases, humans. The mosquito species Culex erraticus may play a more significant role in transmitting the Eastern equine encephalitis [...]

From farmer to Fulbright, Dr. Yiliang Zhu’s come full circle

Posted on Mon, Apr 11 2016

Upon graduating high school, Dr. Yiliang Zhu knew he would most likely be assigned to work in the countryside. Wushan County on the Loess Plateau, Gansu Province China, August 2013 Toward the end of the Cultural Revolution in China in the late 1970s Zhu, a professor in the College of Public Health’s [...]

Florida Prevention Research Center helps youth to “Snack Strong”

Posted on Fri, Apr 8 2016

The Florida Prevention Research Center (FPRC) at the USF College of Public Health worked with the Lexington, Kentucky Tweens Nutrition and Fitness coalition to make healthy foods more accessible throughout the city. One initiative, Better Bites: Snack Strong, provides technical assistance and marketing [...]