Global Health

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University of South Florida
College of Public Health
Global Health
12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33612-3805

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Department of Global Health (GH) in the College of Public Health is part of the USF Health community in Tampa Florida, which offers comprehensive programs in public health, medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, nursing, and allied health sciences.  GH faculty are a well-funded, collaborative team working on solutions to global problems associated with the spread and treatment of protozoan, metazoan and arthropod-mediated diseases.  More than 70 faculty, staff and students are engaged in the research missions of the GH Department and GH faculty and staff traveled to eleven countries in 2016 (e.g. Thailand, Brazil, Ecuador, Australia, China, and Uganda).  In the last five years, GH Faculty have published 249 research papers in well respected journals including PLoS-Biology, -Genetics, and -Pathogens, Cell Host and Microbe, Nature, Nature Genetics and Nature Communications, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Genetics in Medicine, Cancer, J. Applied Mathematics and Statistics, J. Aging Science, and J. Global Infectious Disease.  Four GH faculty are Distinguished USF Health Professors, and in 2016, Dr. John Adams was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  

GH is the top ranked group in infectious disease research at USF.  Since 2011, GH faculty have ranked in the top thirty USF faculty based on total research funding.  The GH Department holds 55% of all active National Institutes Allergies and Infectious Disease grants awarded to USF and and the value of current grant awards to the Department exceeds $25 million from diverse funding sources including NIH-NIAID, CDC, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Medicines for Maria Ventures, Champions for Children Inc, and The Carter Center.   

GH faculty have founded two important initiatives, the Center for Global Health & Infectious Diseases Research and the Consortium for Genomics; they also hold appointments in the Florida Center for Drug Discovery and Innovation (CDDI).  GH infectious disease research laboratories are housed adjacent to the CDDI core facilities in a state-of-the-art research building (opened in 2007). Together GH and CDDI operate nine specialized core facilities (see Gallery Pictures on home page). These include:  Proteomics and genomics cores; enhanced compound screening lab; natural products-chemodiversity lab (>150k natural product collection); cell biology and flow cytometry cores; ABSL2, ACL2 insectary and vivarium; select agent certified BSL3 and ABSL3 facilities; and a NMR core facility with 600 & 800 mHz Varian instruments.  


Global Health & Infectious Disease Research (GHIDR) 

The Florida Center of Excellence for Drug Discovery and Innovation (CDDI)