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!

USF College of Public Health alumni Anthony Marquez and Matt Allman have found themselves in the same building, but this time as colleagues rather than classmates.   The recent epidemiology grads—Marquez earned an MPH in 2019 and Allman is a double COPH alumnus earning an MPH in 2019 and bachelors in 2017—are working as epidemiologists for the Defense Health Agency (DHA) in Maryland T … [read more]
While 32.5 percent of women in Haiti have experienced a form of intimate partner violence (IPV), the determinants are not well understood. But, researchers from the USF College of Public Health’s Harrell Center for the Study of Family Violence have delved more into the “who.” Dr. Abraham Salinas-Miranda, director of the Harrell Center, and James Occean, an undergraduate USF chemistry stude … [read more]
Many graduates of the USF College of Public Health (COPH) move on to distinguished and successful careers in all parts of the country and world, providing a fantastic opportunity for the college to expand its reach and influence. Others find meaningful and important work close to home. And still others decide to put down roots at USF’s COPH, giving back to the school that prepared them to have su … [read more]
“It’s easy to open up a business—anyone can do that,” said Bradley Herremans, CEO of Suncoast Community Health Centers. “Now try keeping it open for the next 20 years. That’s the challenge.” And so began a meeting late one January afternoon at Suncoast’s Brandon facility, one of the organization’s eight nonprofit, federally qualified community health centers serving 63,000 patients a year thr … [read more]
Natalie Joseph says she “stumbled” into public health while an undergraduate at the University of Central Florida (UCF), where she studied biomedical sciences with her sights set on becoming a doctor. “I switched my major to biology so I could pick up a medical anthropology minor and global health certificate,” said Joseph, who graduated the USF College of Public Health (COPH) with her MPH in … [read more]
Emergency medical services (EMS) teams routinely triage patients based on the severity of their injuries. But sometimes, says a new study conducted by USF College of Public Health (COPH) researchers, that triaging can go too far. The study, “Association of mechanism of injury with overtriage of injured youth patients as trauma alerts,” was published in 2019 in the journal Trauma Surgery & Acu … [read more]