COPH Alumni

Alumni News

More than 6,200 alumni chose the USF College of Public Health to be their academic home. They live throughout the United States and in remote areas around the world. Outside of Florida, the largest concentrations of alumni work in metro-Atlanta and in metro-Washington, DC.

COPH alumni are surveyed one year after graduation. The most recent survey of MPH respondents indicated 95% are employed, in continuing education, or a training program one year after graduation. The majority work with a government agency (31%) and health care organizations (25%). Some of the employers where alumni practice their passion include Amazon, USAID, NIH, CDC, Humana, The Carter Center, NASA, Johnson & Johnson, US FDA, Bausch & Lomb, Inc. and more!

Since 1990, the USF College of Public Health’s Alumni Society (COPH-AS) has been working to recruit alumni and mentor students, give out scholarships and plan events to foster Bull pride. At its peak in 1996, more than 300 paid alumni were members of the society. Today, the COPH-AS is thriving. The group helps keep alumni connected to the college by publishing the quarterly newsletter, USF CO … [read more]
“This group of students have persevered under unprecedented circumstances. Their worlds were flipped upside down and they have hung in there, learning in new ways since March of 2020. Many of these graduates were working while they attended school and continue to do so on the front lines of the COVID-19 response or behind the scenes assuring that every other aspect of the public health system con … [read more]
In October’s State of the College address, two USF College of Public Health (COPH) teachers were recognized for their expertise, passion and love of teaching with the Cliff Blair Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award honors the memory of the late Dr. Clifford Blair, a teacher at USF who famously made learning fun and difficult topics easy to understand. The award goes to instructors who … [read more]
USF College of Public Health (COPH) alumnus Commander Matthew Dooris was twice awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by the U.S. Coast Guard for his outstanding achievement and demonstration of service in the fields of environmental health, safety and emergency response.  Commander Matthew Dooris, MSPH, CIH, CSP, CPH (Photo courtesy of Dooris) A Journey to Public Health A longtime … [read more]
Latinos with HIV are less likely to receive or be retained in care. COPH professor examines how to combat the problem. USF College of Public Health (COPH) associate professor Dr. Miguel Reina Ortiz has received a $299,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Center for AIDS Research (NIH CFAR) ADeLANTE Mentored Research Program. The grant, “EnRICHing Latinos living with HIV by optimi … [read more]
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month The USF College of Public Health Harrell Center for the Study of Family Violence is working in collaboration with the Spring of Tampa Bay and the Hillsborough County Domestic Violence Task Force to learn more about the experiences of Black and Afro-Latina women survivors of domestic violence in Hillsborough County, Fla. The project, called the “ … [read more]