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.

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month According to the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Lynch syndrome—also known as hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer—is one of the most c … [read more]
Covering everything from alcohol use and risky sexual behavior to infection with Zika, 76 undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral students from the USF College of Public Health presented posters sum … [read more]
Tobacco use among people living with HIV (PLWH) is a public health problem, according to USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Stephanie Marhefka, an associate professor of community and family health. “ … [read more]
USF College of Public Health researcher leads newly published Florida study The study published in the January 2018 issue of Health Affairs found an association between the rate of opioid prescriptio … [read more]
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease. While vaccines are helping stop its spread, HPV is still the … [read more]
The USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Thomas Unnasch, USF Health distinguished professor, chair of global health and interim chair of environmental and occupational health, and Dr. Amy Alman, assista … [read more]
January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month An increasing number of infants are being born with a syndrome resulting from exposure to opioids while in the womb, according to USF College of Publ … [read more]
Using policy change to offer healthier food options is ‘Fun’ The Florida Prevention Research Center (FPRC) at USF College of Public Health has used social marketing to improve health and prevent disea … [read more]
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