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.


9/11/2020
The University of South Florida will provide seed funding to 14 new research projects designed to address the medical, technological and societal issues of COVID-19. This brings the total of institut … [read more]
9/9/2020
What can a common backyard visitor—the ubiquitous house sparrow—teach us about evolution? It could be a lot. Dr. Lynn “Marty” Martin, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) professor of global a … [read more]
9/9/2020
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Even before the challenges of COVID-19, the mental health of medical workers was being pushed to the brink. Consider these sobering stat … [read more]
8/21/2020
Zika and COVID-19 may be wildly different in transmission, symptoms and outcomes, but according to USF College of Public Health (COPH) Associate Professor Dr. Jennifer Marshall, “for both diseases, w … [read more]
8/21/2020
According to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), which is run by the FBI, background checks on people looking to buy firearms in July numbered 3,639,224. That’s in contrast … [read more]
8/10/2020
Dr. Heewon Gray, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) assistant professor and nutrition education expert, along with several COPH graduate students, recently presented at the Society of Nutrition Ed … [read more]
7/24/2020
From designing 3D printed test swabs, to researching antibody responses and engaging in leading clinical trials, USF Health scientists rapidly team up to help fight COVID-19 While the world waits … [read more]
7/24/2020
Three USF College of Public Health students, Jan Dahrendorff, Kristi Miley and Emma Tumarkin, have been selected to represent University of South Florida at the Annual Delta Omega Student Poster Sess … [read more]
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