Office of Research

Faculty Research

College of Public Health faculty are engaged in a wide array of public health research that directly impacts its local, state, national and international communities. Whether it is working on vaccine development, creating toolkits for public health professionals in local health departments, or working with underserved communities in Panama, the college’s interdisciplinary faculty touch the lives of people every day. Here is just a sampling of some of the research in which its faculty are involved.


3/5/2021
Dr. Ben Jacob, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) research assistant professor, has received a $25,000 grant from the Joy McCann Foundation, a Tampa-based nonprofit charitable organization. The mo … [read more]
3/5/2021
In April 2020, as the first weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic began sweeping across Florida and the United States, USF Research & Innovation working with faculty members and college and department l … [read more]
3/5/2021
An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of South Florida has pooled its expertise and resources in order to help influence the effectiveness of public health messaging related to C … [read more]
3/5/2021
The Global Virus Network (GVN), a coalition comprising the world’s foremost experts in every class of virus causing disease in humans and some animals, today announced that USF Health, at t … [read more]
2/22/2021
Researchers in the USF College of Public Health have launched a new study to determine the prevalence of COVID-19 variants in Tampa Bay. They’re conducting genomic sequencing of positive pooled sampl … [read more]
2/19/2021
Dylan Jester, an epidemiologist who received his MPH from the USF College of Public Health (COPH) in the fall, is the lead author of the article “Prevalence of psychotropic polypharmacy in nursing ho … [read more]
2/19/2021
The USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Maternal and Child Health Student Organization (MCHSO) will hold its 12th annual symposium over the course of two days in partnership with the Chiles Center … [read more]
2/3/2021
Dr. Alicia Best, a socio-behavioral researcher and USF College of Public Health (COPH) assistant professor, is lead author of the paper “Institutional Distrust among African Americans and Building Tr … [read more]
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