The purpose of the USF College of Public Health Activist Lab is to serve as the hub of excellence in providing interdisciplinary advocacy, education, research, and service opportunities for students to develop the skills that will promote their success as effective public health advocates and leaders. Included in the Activist Lab are the following functions/activities.
The Activist Lab offers advocacy training and a chance for students to advocate for particular public health issues and become active in the workings of our local, state, and national government.
The Activist Lab provides seminars, webinars, and other educational opportunities for students and faculty to learn public health advocacy skills and competencies.
The Activist Lab focuses on building and/or utilizing the evidence-based research to inform advocacy efforts around critical public health issues. The Lab will lend itself to practice-based research projects as well.
The Activist Lab allows students to develop leadership skills through mini-leadership institutes that will include seminars, journal clubs, and more.
In the Activist Lab, students are able to join together to develop and implement service activities within the surrounding communities focused on the selected advocacy topics.
Through the activities done within the Activist Lab, students may be able to fulfill many of their APE and ILE requirements needed for graduation. Activities include volunteering at the Lab and participating in Lab Activities and Programs. Students may also help develop new programs and activities as well.
Dr. Karen Liller
Student Advisory Board:
Caitlynn Carr, PhD in Anthropology/MPH
All Master in Public Health students
Faculty Advisory Board:
Dr. Donna Petersen
Dr. Ellen Daley
Dr. Kay Perrin
Dr. Katherine Drabiak
Dr. Joe Bohn
Dr. Ronee Wilson
Led by Yingwei Yang, the purpose of this Journal Club is to familiarize students with the theoretical and practical foundation of Public Health advocacy and to provide background on effective advocacy practices
The 2019 Activist Lab Bootcamp was held on Thursday, January 31st (8am-5pm) and February 1st, 2019 (8am -12pm) at the USF College of Public Health! At this link please find the related Power Points and Handouts. Join us soon for future events!
These one minute video segments will feature public health leaders and they will discuss what they are passionate about and what they are advocating for. Look for our segments on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and other social media sites!!
- Refugee Health: Elizabeth Dunn, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiLKNT_VfhY&index=2&list=PL61EAC2BB13A965E0
- Building More Resilient Communities: Disaster Management: Elizabeth Dunn, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMwPfgTI31w&index=3&list=PL61EAC2BB13A965E0
- Human Trafficking: Elizabeth Dunn, https://youtu.be/FYdOmFHKl9A
- Gun Violence—This is Our Lane: Dr. Karen Liller, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdMwBJQ1-GM
- It is Important to Vote: Dean Donna Petersen, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIAkMw2pOUI
Focus Area/s Writing Groups - literature reviews, secondary data analysis and more! Come to our Journal Club to learn more!
More opportunities coming soon!
The Activist Lab Student Advisory Board with U.S. Representative Katherine Castor (second from left-first row).