Dr. Jaime Corvin is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health and is joint faculty in the Department of Community and Family Health. She joined the College of Public Health at USF in 2006. Trained in community and family health and social and behavioral sciences, Dr. Corvin's areas of research include global maternal and child health issues, global health disparities, disaster management, humanitarian assistance, organizational culture, and organizational collaboration.
Dr. Corvin has worked with the US military, the International Federation of the Red Cross and local non-governmental organizations working in Haiti and the Dominican Republic in issues relating to humanitarian assistance and disaster management. She has evaluated the role of organizational culture in the delivery of humanitarian assistance and organizational collaboration, focusing her work on disasters requiring humanitarian assistance on the island of Hispaniola during 2004. Dr. Corvin has also conducted health disparities research in Latin America and the Caribbean and has implemented health education campaigns in the Dominican Republic to help combat growing rates of diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease. Through her work, Dr. Corvin allows students to become active in these initiatives and they work directly with community members to plan and implement culturally sensitive and language appropriate health education classes. As a Certified MammaCare specialist, Dr. Corvin has also worked to train health professionals and community members in breast health and effective methods of breast exam. In Tampa, she works with underserved Latino populations and has implemented a cardiovascular health program entitled Ama tu Corazon, an initiative which replicates an NIH program to target Latinos in an effort to spread heart healthy messages and reduce rates of cardiovascular disease in Latinos. She has also successfully implemented a program aimed at empowering female farm-workers through breast cancer education, screening, and mammography, as well as other programs focused on reducing incidence of chronic disease among underserved populations.
Dr. Corvin is responsible for teaching courses in Global Health, Environmental Health, Disaster Management, and Humanitarian Assistance.