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.

In early March, shortly after World Birth Defects Day (WBDD) and before COVID-19 travel restrictions took effect, the National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN) held its annual conference in A … [read more]
College students consume more fruits and vegetables when they exhibit higher health literacy, according to a research study done by USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Alison Oberne, instructor II and … [read more]
The American Ornithological Society (AOS) recently presented two USF College of Public Health (COPH) students with awards to support their research of avian biology. The AOS is a professional organiz … [read more]
Hillsborough County utilizes an Early Childhood Court (ECC) program as an alternative to regular dependency court when young children ages 0-3 need to be placed in the foster care system. The program … [read more]
The USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Florida Family AIDS Network (FAN) has been awarded HRSA funding to provide additional COVID-19 testing and resources to women, infants, children and youth li … [read more]
The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) calls master of public health (MPH) students “professionals with a purpose.”  But surveys and anecdotal evidence were pointing … [read more]
How do we safeguard against the spread of COVID-19 if people are forced to evacuate to community shelters during a hurricane? That’s one of the questions a research team led by Dr. Jennifer Marsha … [read more]
Calling it “a dream come true,” Dr. Abraham Salinas-Miranda has been appointed director of the USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Harrell Center, whose mission is to develop and integrate knowledg … [read more]
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