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!

Nina Naas earned her MPH in global health and communicable diseases from the USF College of Public Health (COPH) in 2013. For a total of eight years, including while she was completing her degree at USF, Naas has used her talents and skills for good in our local community by working in research at Moffitt Cancer Center. Naas spent the majority of her early years in Naples, Fla., where she beca … [read more]
From the film festival to Delta Omega to a fun night out, the USF College of Public Health’s presence at the 2019 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo was a trifecta! Bulls descended on Philadelphia from Nov. 2-6. This year’s annual meeting marked the third time in the college’s history that a video was selected for the APHA Global Public Health Film Festival. USF COPH: T … [read more]
It’s no secret that the USF College of Public Health (COPH) turned 35 in July. The yearlong celebration provides a plethora of opportunities for alumni to reconnect with their alma mater—in Tampa and around the US. Atlanta, St. Petersburg, Tampa and Annapolis are a few of the cities the college hosted meet-ups in this fall. In 2020, the rotation includes a return to the Washington, D.C. area … [read more]
In 2019, a record number of USF College of Public Health (COPH) faculty were promoted, some with tenure. “Promotions and tenure only happen when significant accomplishments have been achieved,” said Dr. Donna Petersen, dean of the COPH. “This has been the biggest year we ever had in terms of promotions. And that’s because we continue to recruit outstanding faculty who exceed expectations.” … [read more]
While smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of health problems for developing babies, such as preterm birth, low birth rate and birth defects of the lip and mouth, could there also be an association to congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), a rare musculoskeletal birth defect? USF College of Public Health alumna Dr. Rema Ramakrishnan is investigating this possible association in a serie … [read 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]