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Nathan Smith, Ph.D. was recognized as the 2023 Outstanding Alumni Awardee

Nathan D. L. Smith is the founding executive director of Kindbridge Research Institute, a nationally recognized scientist and science communicator, and a leader in the field of behavioral addiction research and theory. His work reflects a belief in the power of simple, direct methodological approaches to understand complicated human phenomena,…

Pet ownership may contribute to health care barriers for people with HIV

People living with HIV may face hard choices when balancing their own health needs with caring for a pet, a study led by a University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions researcher finds. For the study, which appears in the journal PLOS ONE, 36% of people with…

Yan Wang receives 2023 Ayman El-Mohandes Young Professional Public Health Innovation Award

Yan Wang, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the department of epidemiology at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions, was chosen to receive the 2023 Ayman El-Mohandes Young Professional Public Health Innovation Award for her groundbreaking work in mobile health. According to the American Public Health Association website,…

Qualitative Research Colloquium

Fall 2023: Starting September 6, 2023; 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Biweekly Wed Dr. Deepthi S. Varma, PhD, MPhil, MSW, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, leads the online Qualitative Research Colloquium, alternate Wednesdays, 4-5 pm ET during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Drs. Varma is a qualitative research expert with…

COVID numbers rising, should students be concerned?

After a surge in summer travel, COVID numbers are on the rise just as Florida schools resume classes. COVID-19 case rates are higher than they were last year. In Florida, hospitalizations are up, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention forecast that number will double in September. But as…