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!

Forty-five days after Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, Deidre Orriola, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) faculty instructor, health educator and alumna, traveled to the municipality of Vega Baja on the island as part of a nongovernmental disaster medical team (DMT). The interdisciplinary team consisted of Dr. Jessica Gordon, a pediatric nurse practitioner and assistant professor … [read more]
What’s on your bucket list? If you’re like a lot of people, at least one dream is to travel the world. Unfortunately for most of us, though, work or school gets in the way of having the time and resources to check that one off our list. But not so for David Arango. The recent graduate of the USF College of Public Health (COPH) and Judy Genshaft Honors College got the opportunity to mix … [read more]
In July, four USF College of Public Health (COPH) graduate students traveled to Indonesia to take part in the “Community Participation in Public Health” course offered by Diponegoro University in Semarang. This is the first collaboration between the college and Diponegoro University, made possible by Dr. Hanifa Denny, a COPH alumna who’s now a faculty member at Diponegoro’s School of Public He … [read more]
The Southeastern Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology (SESOT) will host their annual conference at the USF College of Public Health, Oct. 24-25. Dr. Marie Bourgeois, alumna of the COPH, research assistant professor and current SESOT president, says this year’s theme is, “Water: From the Earth to the Sky.” “It’s going to be all about water safety at every level; regu … [read more]
At first glance, it may seem hard to decipher how reproductive rights, protecting our environment and social marketing all overlap. But for USF College of Public Health (COPH) alumna Kelley Dennings, it comes easily. Dennings, who earned an MPH in public health practice from USF in 2018, is now working as a campaigner at the Center for Biological Diversity in Tucson, AZ, where she addresses … [read more]
When Andrea Prospect graduated the USF College of Public Health (COPH) with her BSPH on August 3, she walked away with more than a diploma. Because of her outstanding dedication to the university and her coursework, Prospect was honored with two prestigious USF Alumni Association awards: the King O’Neal Scholar Award, which is presented every semester to graduating seniors earning a 4.0 grade … [read more]