Deidre Orriola, MPH, CPH, CLC
Before coming to the College of Public Health, Deidre Orriola served as a health educator and manager of the USF REACH Peer Education Program. In 2008, Deidre began teaching a sexual health course as an adjunct instructor in the College of Public Health and since 2010 has served as a faculty instructor teaching a variety of courses in the undergraduate public health program, including study abroad courses in Panama, Cuba, and London. Her study abroad programs and her links with international faculty earned her the Faculty Award for Outstanding Global Student Success in 2017. She has served on university and community committees including the Hillsborough County Breastfeeding Task Force, the Undergraduate Council, and now serves as Chair of the President’s Title IX Advisory Committee. Her research interests include social media as an educational tool; lactation/breastfeeding policies in institutions; and disaster relief in colonial settings. Deidre is a certified lactation counselor, has an undergraduate degree in Anthropology from the State University of New York and earned her Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in Health Education from the University of South Florida, Go Bulls! Originally from Puerto Rico and New York, she has lived in Tampa for 14 years and enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, gardening and discovering new restaurants.