USF Health's Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs

Haywood Brown, MD


Greetings and welcome to the USF Health Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs. Here we strive to support our faculty in their pursuit of excellence.

Our commitment to you is to provide the best possible leadership in order for you to achieve success in your academic and professional journey. We will guide and support you in your teaching, clinical care, leadership, and scholarly activities. Each of you has your own unique story, each of you has your own special gifts.

We embrace all that you have to offer. To our students, to our research, to our health and well-being, and to our pursuit of excellence!

Our door is always open. We welcome you to visit and reach out for anything that you may need.


Haywood Brown, MD

Senior Associate Vice President, Faculty and Academic Affairs, USF Health
Vice Dean, Faculty Affairs, Morsani College of Medicine
Associate Dean, Diversity, Morsani College of Medicine
Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

USF Health programs gain top spot recognition 

USF Health Online Informatics Master’s Program Ranked #1

The USF Health Informatics master’s degree program in the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine was ranked #1 by Value Colleges, which recently ranked the Top 50 Health Informatics Master’s Degree in the United States.

“This is such well-deserved recognition for all the hard work and dedication put into the Health Informatics and Analytics programs and all of our wonderful instructors,” said Robert Deschenes, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Molecular Medicine and senior associate dean of Research and Graduate Education in the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine.

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Dr. Jiajia Yang, Cardiology Specialist, became the first person to earn a PhD through the USF Health Heart Institute

Scientific research is often a low-key exercise, with fastidious people peering into microscopes and working under the radar. Seldom are they described as rising stars, but Jiajia Yang may have broken the mold. Dr. Yang became the first person to earn a PhD from USF through a new degree program within the newly opened USF Health Heart Institute.

The Heart Institute is housed within the new Morsani College of Medicine + Heart Institute building in the Water Street Tampa district of downtown Tampa. The facility, which also includes the MD degree program, opened in January 2020.

“You can’t imagine how excited I am,’’ Dr. Yang said of her degree and new career. “The most exciting part for me is that our research is really translational for patients. This isn’t just bedside to bench, but bench to bedside.’’

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