Activist Lab

What We Do

Podcast: Advocation - Change it Up!

Dr. Karen Liller, host of the Activist Lab's podcast "Advocation - Change it Up!" sits in the studio with one of the featured guests on the show.  

Advocation - Change it Up! is a podcast series from the University of South Florida's College of Public Health Activist Lab covering important public health topics and how we can do our part in advocating for change. Our host, Dr. Karen Liller, professor at the College of Public Health and Director of the Activist Lab, is joined in each episode by a student co-host and esteemed guests who share their knowledge and experience on air. 

Podcast Statement

Adopt a School Program

High school students sit at their desks in a classroom. One young student smiles at the camera.
The Activist Lab's Adopt a School Program invites students from Liberty Middle School and Freedom High School to participate in lab meetings with Dr. Liller and her student team to introduce and foster interest and engagement in topics they would like to become involved with. Students hone writing and speech skills while learning how to implement change at all levels.

Find Your Voice Seminars

Dr. Liller and student members of the Activist Lab pose in a group photo with guest speakers Emma Gonzalez and David Miles Hogg, activists who advocate for stricter gun laws and gun violence prevention.
Find Your Voice Seminars create a space for continued advocacy plans, advice for students, and the latest on public health initiatives. Emma González and David Hogg recently joined the Activist Lab in engaging students and community members on Gun Violence Prevention.

Public Health in a Minute

Dr. Jill Roberts speaks in a Public Health in a Minute Session in the College of Public Health's atrium.  
Public Health in a Minute videos feature our public health leaders as they discuss what they are passionate about and what they are advocating for. Look for our Public Health in a Minute segments on InstagramFacebook, and YouTube!

Lunch 'N Learns

Title slide for a previous Lunch and Learn session hosted by the Activist Lab.
Lunch 'N Learns allow our students to gain insight on effective advocacy practices associated with various public health issues.

Activist Lab Bootcamp

Title slide for a previous Activist Lab Bootcamp session on Mental Health presented bt Dr. Jerome T. Galea.
Our Activist Lab Bootcamps utilize a full day's time (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) to present and engage on relevant public health issues.

On the Road

woman interviewing people for a podcast. 

Activist Lab goes On the Road, talking to advocates, students, faculty members, and professionals about their work, experiences, research, and advocacy efforts. Take a listen—we hope you enjoy!