Activist Lab


Educational Events & Activities

Advocacy and Leadership Training Projects

Find Your Voice Seminars

  • April 5, 2021- Sexual Assault Awareness Panel Presentation for Public Health Week, presented by- Jessica Pinto, MA, Crisis Center of Tampa Bay; Abraham Salinas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor and Director of the Harrell Center for the Study of Family Violence, USF College of Public Health; Jessica Dutil, Ms.Ed., USF Counseling Center; and Jennifer Kovacs, MPH, CPH, USF Center for Victim Advocacy and Violence Prevention
  • February 28, 2020– There is No Health Without Mental Health:  Integrating Depression Care with HIV Prevention and Care Services for Gay Men and Transgender Women-presented by Jerome Galea, PhD, MSW, Assistant Professor, USF School of Social Work and Affiliate Assistant Professor, USF College of Public Health.
  • October 18, 2019 –What Part of Illegal Don’t You Understand-What Most Americans Don’t Know About Our Immigration System- presented by Norma Henning, JD, Immigration & Civil Rights Attorney, Council on American-Islamic Relations Florida.
  • August 30, 2019- We Are Traffic! Safety Education and Advocacy Strategies for Vulnerable Road Users presented by Jason Jackman, MPA, Research Associate, USF Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) and Rebecca Liller, MPH, Research Support Specialist, USF CUTR.
  • June 21, 2019- Simulation Modeling as a Tool for Public Health Policy:  Fred Measles Florida presented by Mark, S. Roberts, MD, MPP, Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management, Director, Public Health Dynamics Laboratory, University of Pittsburgh.
  • June 11, 2019 – Gun Violence Prevention and Advocacy presented by David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez, Gun Violence prevention Activists 
  • January 18, 2019-Advocacy to Prevent Human Trafficking presented by Liana Dean, MSW, Chair of the Pasco County Commission on Human Trafficking
  • November 2, 2018 - Join the Guardian ad Litem Program, presented by Senior Attorney, Michelle Blume, Esq

Lunch n’ Learns

Led by Activist Lab students, the purpose of the Lunch n’ Learns is familiarize students with the theoretical and practical foundation of Public Health advocacy and to provide background on effective advocacy practices associated with various public health issues.

Activist Lab Bootcamp


The 2021 Activist Lab Bootcamp was held on Friday, January 29th from 9am-5pm virtually through the USF College of Public Health!


The 2020 Activist Lab Bootcamp was held on Friday, January 24th from 8:15am-5pm at the USF College of Public Health!


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! 

Join us soon for future events!

Public Health In a Minute

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!!

Event Photos

Activist Lab Seminar on Gun Violence Prevention and Advocacy

Emma González (bottom row, first on right), and David Hogg (top row, second from right), are pictured here with
Dr. Karen Liller (top row, second from left), Director of the COPH’s Activist Lab, and some of the organization’s
student advisory board members at the Gun Violence Prevention and Advocacy Seminar
(Photo by C. Keough)

Public Health in a Minute Videos

Vaccination Advocacy
Dr. Jill Roberts
Reproductive Rights Advocacy
Meghan Cottrell

Climate Change - Taking Action to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Susan Glickman

Refugee Health
Elizabeth Dunn

Building More Resilient Communities: Disaster Management
Elizabeth Dunn

Human Trafficking
Elizabeth Dunn

Gun Violence - This is Our Lane
Dr. Karen Liller

It is Important to Vote
Dean Donna Petersen

Evidence-Based Public Health and Simulation Modeling
Dr. Mark Roberts
Violence Prevention-Marjory Stoneman Douglas Survivors Speak Out
Transportation Education and Advocacy
Jason Jackman and Rebecca Liller
Immigration Advocacy
Norma Henning
Depression and HIV Care Services for Transgender Women and Gay Men
Dr. Jerome Galea