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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.

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 [...]

Honors College student presents at Interprofessional Health Care Summit

Posted on Mon, Apr 20 2015

Niharika Yerrapragada, a pre-med major in the USF Honors College, had an intriguing idea.  What if a course could be offered that exposed students like her to what health care is really all about? Dr. Stuart Silverman, dean of the Honors College, had an equally good idea:  He suggested she approach Donna [...]

Dr. Karen Liller aims to reduce in-home injuries

Posted on Fri, Apr 17 2015

Dr. Karen D. Liller and colleagues from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published “Preventing unintentional injuries in the home using the health impact pyramid.” The research appears in the journal of Health Education & Behavior. Karen Lilller, PhD   Liller is a professor in [...]