Faculty Research

College of Public Health faculty are engaged in a wide array of public health research that directly impacts its local, state, national and international communities. Whether it is working on vaccine development, creating toolkits for public health professionals in local health departments, or working with underserved communities in Panama, the college’s interdisciplinary faculty touch the lives of people every day. Here is just a sampling of some of the research in which its faculty are involved.


6/5/2018
In May, USF College of  Public Health alumna and research professor Arlene Calvo participated in a National Public Radio interview about the rise in HIV infections in Panama. What follows is an excerp … [read more]
6/5/2018
Dr. William Sappenfield, director of the USF Chiles Center and a professor in community and family health at the USF College of Public Health, is a co-author of the peer-reviewed study “The Collaborat … [read more]
6/4/2018
Study finds connecting patients with social services to address social determinants of health generates double-digit reduction in health care spending Dr. Zachary Pruitt, assistant professor of Health … [read more]
5/14/2018
Malinee Neelamegam, a USF COPH doctoral student in epidemiology, recently received a $10,000 dissertation fellowship from the academic honor society Phi Kappa Phi. This year the group presented 10 suc … [read more]
5/7/2018
Groundbreaking USF College of  Public Health research pushing the fight against malaria forward A microscopic look at Plasmodium falciparum, the deadliest malaria parasite in existence. The parasite i … [read more]
4/20/2018
Drs. Kevin Kip and Cindy Tofthagen use $275,000 National Institute on Aging grant to embark on two-year study An estimated 10 million Americans suffer from what experts call “prolonged, complicated gr … [read more]
4/20/2018
His practice is global health. His passion is preventing mortality from infectious diseases. Dr. Sharad Malavade joins a growing list of USF College of Public Health alumni recognized for their except … [read more]
4/9/2018
The USF Office of Graduate Studies presented its 10th Annual Graduate Research Symposium on March 21 at the Marshall Student Center. The event, sponsored by the Graduate and Professional Student Couns … [read more]
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