Centers and Institutes

Chile's Center

The Chiles Center

The Center is dedicated to determining the most effective strategies, programs and systems for reducing illness and death among mothers, their infants and young children. It is the lead agency for coordinating a federally funded Healthy Start initiative and has multiple sources of funding.

Global Health & Infectious Disease Research (GHIDR)

The USF Center for Global Health and Infectious Diseases Research (GHIDR) improves the health and lives of people afflicted by infectious diseases through the development of improved diagnostics, treatments and preventive mechanisms.

Sunshine Education & Research Center (ERC)

Supported by $1 million yearly from NIOSH, the Center's mission is to promote health and well-being in the workplace through interdisciplinary education and research programs for physicians, nurses, industrial hygienists, occupational safety experts, employers, employees & labor representatives in Region IV, a nine state region in the Southeastern US. This program based in the department of Environmental and Occupational Health.

Florida Health Information Center

This Center was created by the Florida Legislature to serve as a statewide Center for the acquisition and dissemination of relevant, policy-oriented health services research and other information to public and private health organizations in the state.

Florida Prevention Research Center

The Florida Prevention Research Center (FPRC) uses community-based prevention marketing (CBPM) for systems change to develop, adapt, implement, evaluate, and disseminate evidence-based approaches to strengthen state and local health departments’ and community coalitions’ capacity for sustained disease prevention and health promotion.

The Harrell Center

This Center's scope includes spouse, child, elder, same sex partner abuse and other forms of relationship violence. The focus is on research, information-gathering, idea-sharing, training, policy analysis & advocacy.

OSHA Center for Occupational Health Planning and Education

One vital purpose of the USF College of Public Health is to protect worker health. To serve this end we have created the Center for Occupational Health Planning and Education. The Center seeks to engage and include the local community in our efforts to promote the health and safety of the Florida workforce and beyond. Specifically, the Center includes the contributions by the faculty, staff and resources of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health as well as those of the USF SafetyFlorida (OSHA 21d Consultation Program) and the USF OSHA Training Institute.

Center for Transdisciplinary Research in College Health and Well-being

The Center for Transdisciplinary Research in College Health and Well-being is an innovative, multidisciplinary academic and community partnership, committed to bridging the gap between professional disciplines to create new paradigms for college health, wellbeing and success. With the work of our directors, research scientists, student researchers and community partners, we aim to be a national leader in transdisciplinary college health research.

Center for Environmental/Occupational Risk Analysis & Management

The mission of the University of South Florida Center for Environmental/Occupational Risk Analysis & Management (CEORAM) is to clearly identify and characterize the risks associated with occupational, agricultural and environmental exposures to chemicals.

Center for Leadership in Public Health Practice

The Center’s primary mission is to improve Florida's public health system by strengthening the technical, scientific, managerial, and leadership competencies and capabilities of the state's current and future public health workforce. To achieve these goals, the Center includes three major programs: The Florida Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center, The Florida Public Health Education and Training Center and the Public Health Leadership Institute of Florida (a tuition funded leadership development program for Florida’s public health workforce).
World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Social Marketing and Social Change

World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Social Marketing and Social Change

The University of South Florida (USF) is a recognized leader in social marketing and public health. Within USF, the Florida Prevention Research Center (FPRC) and the Social Marketing Group (SMG) have carried the banner for social marketing and public health and set the foundation for the development of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Social Marketing and Social Change (WHO CC on Social Marketing).