Activist Lab

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We actively engage in publishing and presenting forward-thinking and innovative research while securing grant funding to continue our advocacy efforts that benefit the community, state, nation, and world.


Sample Grants

2021-2022 Let’s advocate for policy change in mental health services and support through the University of South Florida (USF) College of Public Health Activist Lab 2022 Bootcamp and Advocation Change it Up Podcast!
Source: Research! America
2021 APHA ACTION Grant to Raise Sexual Violence Awareness
Source: American Public Health Association
2020-2021 The World Has Changed! Environmental Health, Climate Change, and Advocacy to Improve Health
Source: Research! America

Sample Publications

Liller, K.D., Yang, Y., & Lim, A. (2020). The Activist Lab and the MOULA Program. Health Promotion Practice, https://doi.org/10.1177/1524839920929671

Final Report, APHA Action Grant on Sexual Assault Awareness, June 1, 2021 (with Kayla Wilson and the Activist Lab)

Environmental Health and Climate Change Plan for Research! America, June 1, 2021 (with Rolando Trejos and the Activist Lab)

Final Report, Research! America Grant on Environmental Health, Climate Change, and Advocacy, June 1, 2021 (with Rolando Trejos and the Activist Lab)

Sample Presentations

Liller, K.D. (Invited Presentation). Panelist for Teaching Students to be Advocates for Public Health. Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health Annual Meeting, March 22, 2022.

Trejos, R., Liller, K.D., McMahon, M. Salazar, C., Mathur, R., Cajuste, M., Clowes, S. and the Activist Lab. Environmental health and advocacy: Making a Difference Through the College of Public Health Activist Lab. USF Health Research Day, February 25, 2022. Winner of the Community Research Award, Doctoral Student, Rolando Trejos.

Cropper, N., Wilson, K., Trejos, R., Liller, K.D., Salazar, C., McMahon, M., Cajuste, M., Mathur, M., Clowes, S., & USF College of Public Health Activist Lab. Sexual assault awareness education program and outreach: Advocating for change through the College of Public Health Activist Lab. USF Health Research Day, February 25, 2022.

Liller, K. D. The USF College of Public Health Activist Lab bootcamp: Learning how to advocate for change. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, October 21, 2021.

Trejos, R., Salazar, C., Mathur, R., Wilson, K., & Liller, K. In Response to Structural Racism: The Racism, Health, and Life Podcast Series Produced by the USF COPH Activist Lab. USF Health Research Day, February 26, 2021.

Yang, Y., Lim, A., Harrison, H., Spence, T., Lesser, K., Sutton, N., Pueschell, A., & Liller, K. Engaging public health students in advocacy education: USF COPH Activist Lab, year 1 review & lessons learned. USF Health Research Day, February 21, 2020.

Harrison, H., Lim, A., Yang, Y., Lesser, K., Spence, T., Sutton, N., Pueschell, A., & Liller, K. Understanding perspectives on campus safety: Engaging the USF community as the College of Public Health Activist Lab. USF Health Research Day, February 21, 2020.

Liller, K.D., Yang, Y., & Wallace, R. (2019). Learning advocacy through the University of South Florida Activist Lab. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, November 4, 2019.

Bell, C., Santiago-Datil, W., Carr, C., Harrison, H., Wallace, R., Yang, Y., & Liller, K.D. Putting our passion into practice: Introducing advocacy topics and the USF College of Public Health Activist Lab. USF Health Research Day, February 22, 2019.

Liller, K.D. The USF COPH Activist Lab, USF COPH 2018 Community Engagement Year-in-Review, December 13, 2018.