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!


6/18/2020
As a fourth-year medical student at USF’s Morsani College of Medicine (MCOM), Dr. Sayeef Mirza did a clinical rotation through several free clinics serving the uninsured. In the course of working at these clinics, Mirza, who is also a USF College of Public Health (COPH) alum with an MPH degree, realized there was a need for a centralized, aggregated dataset that could better analyze clinical char … [read more]
6/18/2020
In mid-March, Dr. Donna Petersen, ScD, MHS, CEH, dean of USF’s College of Public Health (COPH), sent an email to the college’s faculty with the subject line of “an unprecedented opportunity.” The email was sent just as the university and the country were bracing for the coming onslaught of COVID-19 cases. It asked faculty to work with the Florida Department of Health in various counties and ca … [read more]
6/18/2020
In early March, shortly after World Birth Defects Day (WBDD) and before COVID-19 travel restrictions took effect, the National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN) held its annual conference in Arlington, Va. The conference’s 150 participants, including USF College of Public Health (COPH) faculty, students and staff who manage the USF Birth Defects Surveillance Program (BDSP), were given … [read more]
6/13/2020
College students consume more fruits and vegetables when they exhibit higher health literacy, according to a research study done by USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Alison Oberne, instructor II and director of the bachelor of science in public health program. Oberne explored this association in, “Does health literacy affect fruit and vegetable consumption? An assessment of the relationship … [read more]
6/5/2020
Hillsborough County utilizes an Early Childhood Court (ECC) program as an alternative to regular dependency court when young children ages 0-3 need to be placed in the foster care system. The program provides a therapeutic, team-based, problem-solving approach to addressing the mental health of children and their families and promoting permanent placement quickly. Last year a team of investig … [read more]
6/5/2020
Kala Jamison, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) graduate, is a mover and a shaker. Literally and figuratively. Over the course of her college career, Jamison changed schools, locations and majors. At the COPH, she was sometimes forced to attend part time, so she could hold down multiple jobs to pay for tuition and living expenses. Other semesters she took a full course load and worked f … [read more]