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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 November, USF College of Public Health (COPH) assistant professor Dr. Rays Jiang, a founding member of the USF genomics program, was named a 2019 Global Highly Cited Researcher by the Web of Scien … [read more]
Each year the 117 chapters of Delta Omega, a public health student honor society, can nominate one undergraduate and two graduate students from their respective schools to present posters at the APHA … [read more]
In June, the state of Florida passed into law House Bill 501, allowing the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs to contract with a state university to provide and evaluate alternative treatment op … [read more]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently named Dr. Janice Zgibor an associate editor of the journal Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD). Zgibor is a USF College of Public Health (CO … [read more]
The Great American Smokeout is November 21. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 40 percent of people living with HIV are cigarette smokers—at least twice the … [read more]
Sustainability and environmental protection are hot topics in the world of public health. Combating climate change and cultivating more sustainable habitats are crucial to populations now and in the … [read more]
Twenty-five years ago, nearly one million people died in the Rwandan genocide against ethnic Tutsi. Today, 26 percent of Rwandan adults suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a psychologi … [read more]
The University of South Florida is accepting undergraduate and graduate student abstracts to be presented for poster presentations on a variety of topics related to the intersection of global hea … [read more]
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