Global Health

Welcome to the Department of Global Health!

Thank you for visiting the website for the Department of Global Health in the University of South Florida's college of public health! We are a large and diverse department that is united around the central theme of improving the health and lives of the poorest people on the planet. Please take a moment to view the tabs in the upper left hand menu to learn more about our faculty and their specific research interests, academic concentrations and available degree programs, research Centers and Institutes as well as resources for current students. You will find that we offer a plethora of programs and opportunities revolving around our central theme of improving the lives of people all around the world. We have programs that range from opportunities to work in in world class research laboratories doing cutting edge basic research on neglected tropical diseases here in Tampa to a chance to do field work in developing countries in Latin America, Asia and Africa.

As a department, we encourage both current and prospective students to become involved in departmental events. To the left you will find a calendar of current Global Health Department events. If you are interested in our department, please consider visiting us and attending one of these events. We'd love to see you there!

I hope that our web site can answer most of your questions about USF Global Health, but if you have any questions please feel free to contact us by email or telephone.

Thomas Unnasch, Ph.D
Chair and Distinguished USF Health Professor

News and Headlines
Dr. Francis Ntumngia awarded large NIH grant for malaria vaccine development
Dr. Francis Ntumngia, a research assistant professor in the College of Public Health’s Department of Global Health, has received a two-year NIH grant for $411,125 to advance the search for a practical vaccine against Plasmodium vivax malaria. Ntumngia works with a research team headed by Dr. John Adams. Malaria is a deadly parasitic disease prevalent […]
Workshop to Juggernaut: USF’s MPH in Global Disaster Management and Humanitarian Relief
September is National Preparedness Month For more than 15 years, the USF College of Public Health has trained students, practitioners and organizations in public health preparedness. It all started in 1998, when Dr. Wayne Westhoff offered a two-day workshop, inviting representatives from other academic institutions, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and SOUTHCOM to identify the […]
International collaboration produces innovative weapon against parasites
Dr. Ricardo Izurieta, associate professor in the College of Public Health’s Department of Global Health, has embarked on a collaborative effort aimed at preventing the spread of intestinal parasites.   His new international and interdisciplinary collaboration has paired him with Dr. P. Ravi Selvaganapathy of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Selvaganapathy is Canada Research Chair […]