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Activist Lab


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.

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Functions & Activities

The Activist Lab focuses on six core pillars of engagement: advocacy, education, research, leadership, service and development of applied practice experiences and integrated learning experiences.

The Activist Lab utilizes evidence-based research as a springboard to offer advocacy training, podcasts, seminars and webinars while allowing student members opportunities to engage with and support their surrounding communities to effect real, positive change. 

Through Activist Lab activities, students may also fulfill many of their APE and ILE requirements needed for graduation along with generating research and outreach projects. Activities include volunteering at the Lab, participating in lab activities and programs and developing new programs and activities.

Mr. Samuel P. Bell, III

Tribute to Mr. Samuel P. Bell, III

The Activist Lab’s Tribute to Mr. Samuel P. Bell, III, founder of the College of Public Health, exemplary advocate, and amazing supporter of the Activist Lab.

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Thank You to Our Partners