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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.

Economic hardship and lower socioeconomic status are known barriers to HIV testing and retention in care. But what if you could incentivize people to seek testing and remain in treatment? It’s a q … [read more]
In 2016, the price of an EpiPen (which contains the lifesaving medication epinephrine, used to treat a severe allergic reaction) jumped 400 percent.  “I wanted to know why this happened,” sai … [read more]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently awarded the USF College of Public Health (COPH) funding to develop an infection control resource center for emergency responders.  … [read more]
Angela Makris, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) doctoral candidate, recently attended the European Social Marketing Conference and served on a panel focusing on the role social marketing can pla … [read more]
Devastating hurricanes impact us all, but perhaps none so much as pregnant people, infants and special needs children and their families. Photo source: Canva USF College of Public Health (COPH … [read more]
A University of South Florida (USF) epidemiology associate professor discovered associations between COVID-19 mortality rates and socioeconomic position, gender, ethnicity and race that reveal an urg … [read more]
Could a mobile health intervention offer the necessary insight and effective training needed to increase the willingness of low- and middle- income country-based health care workers to respond to pub … [read more]
Two USF College of Public Health (COPH) undergraduate students walked away with awards after presenting their research at USF’s 2022 Undergraduate Research Conference.  The annual event, held … [read more]
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