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The College has two primary computer labs designed to serve as both classroom and individual work stations. The first is a teaching classroom (Lab B) with 46 stations plus 1 instructor’s station. It is used for organized classes as well as special seminars and has proven to be a valuable resource for those interested in developing questionnaires, data collection, data entry, and statistical analysis. The second laboratory (Lab A) has 37 computers and is an open-use lab for COPH students.

Within the primary College of Public Health building there are 17 Research Labs that support research in environmental health, industrial hygiene, physiology, water and air quality, immunology, toxicology, parasitology, risk management, ergonomics, heat stress, occupational safety, electron microscopy infectious diseases and microbiology. The William “Doc” Myers Tampa Branch Laboratory, home to the Florida Department of Health and the College of Public Health’s Center for Biological Defense, is physically located on the USF campus and offers a unique public-public partnership between the academic and applied aspects of disease surveillance, detection, and prevention. Finally, the College has moved into the new Interdisciplinary Research Building (IDRB), located in the USF Research Park. In the IDRB, the College has faculty and student researchers working in three modern BSL-2 laboratories as well as three BSL-3 laboratories to support work in emerging infectious disease, and has begun plans to build out an additional 4,000 square feet of laboratory space in the building.

Since 1994 the College of Public Health’s Office of Educational Technology and Assessment (ETA) has been a means to provide access to graduate public health education via online learning. The College offers web based courses, in addition to the Online MPH In Public Health Practice and other online certificate programs. A state of the art distance learning studio complete with satellite and videoconferencing capabilities is used for outreach efforts and continuing education offerings for faculty, staff and students. A multimedia studio facility equipped with cutting-edge technologies allows faculty to record and digitize audio and video content for online class delivery. For more information on ETA, go to

Continuing Education offers public health conferences, workshops and training on a variety of subjects and offers administrative support for governmental and non-governmental public health agencies that provide conferences. For more information, go to:

Student Associations provide a united voice in curriculum development, policy-making and other important decisions. Social functions, community service events, and scholarly programs are promoted. Student associations include: the Public Health Student Association (PHSA), Infectious Disease Association (IDA), American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the Global Health Student Association (GHSA), and the International Health Service Collaborative (IHSC).