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!

The University of South Florida is partnering with Hillsborough County and the Florida Department of Health to help with community emergency preparations ahead of Hurricane Ian.   The Hillsborough County Office of Emergency Management deployed USF’s Community Emergency Response Team to prepare emergency shelters throughout the county.  On Sunday, the team, which includes about … [read more]
It was a passion for nutrition that first drove Norma Lisenko, who received her DrPH degree in Advanced Practice Leadership from the USF College of Public Health (COPH) in 2021, to investigate a career in public health.  “I’m passionate about nutrition, physical activity, holistic wellness, mental health, children and women,” said Lisenko, who grew up in El Salvador and Mexico before immi … [read more]
USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Heewon Gray, associate professor specializing in nutrition, and COPH PhD alumnae Drs. Acadia Buro and Whitney Fung Uy attended the Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior’s (SNEB) annual conference in Atlanta in July to share their research with a global group of attendees who came to learn more about current nutrition education and behavior research.   … [read more]
USF College of Public Health alumna Sarah Glaser is a recipient of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Glaser graduated from USF Honors College with a bachelor of arts in political science and bachelor of science in public health in the spring of 2022.  As a Fulbright recipient, Glaser will study for a master’s degree in elections, campaigns and democracy in the United Kingdom at Roy … [read more]
According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 46 percent of U.S. youth—or 34 million children—have had at least one adverse childhood experience by age 18, and more than 20 percent have had two or more.  Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are potentially traumatic events such as the death or incarceration of a parent, child abuse, divorce, witnessing or being a victim of violence—in … [read more]
USF College of Public Health (COPH) alumna Manuela Thomas, who graduated from the college in 2017 with an MPH degree, was recently named to the board of directors at EmpowHERto. EmpowHERto is a nonprofit organization based out of Toronto and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The group is dedicated to helping 14- to 21-year-old womxn (which includes transgender women and nonbinary people) and girls reach t … [read more]