Honors Thesis Spotlight: International Public Health: Human Trafficking in Florida

            Miami, Florida experiences some of the highest levels of human trafficking: an epidemic that runs rampant through the state, country, and globe. Legislative bodies around the world are desperately seeking solutions. Minnesota offers a model that all countries should consider, and it’s a model that Florida could adhere to in the near future. Minnesota…

Where Are They Now? Meet COSSPP Alum Melissa Moure

What have you been up to since you graduated? (Applying to/attending graduate school, working a job, etc.) Throughout my last semester at FSU, I spent a good amount of time applying to nursing school all over Florida. I have decided to continue my studies and begin a new chapter in my journey and start a Bachelor of…

Award Spotlight: Three COSSPP students selected for 2020 AHEC Scholars Program

Nine Florida State University students in disciplines across campus have been selected to the 2020 cohort of the Florida Area Health and Education Center (AHEC) Scholars Program. Three of those chosen have majors within the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy (COSSPP). The students, who will work directly with the Big Bend Area Health…

Meet a Social Scientist: Dr. Rowan from Public Health

What is your name?Dr. Alan Rowan. What kind of work do you do in the College?I am an Associate Teaching Professor in the College of Social Science and Public Policy/Public Health at Florida State University. I teach, do research and engage in service in the department, profession and community. Why did you decide to become…

DeSantis needs to strike a balance in Florida campus vaccination policies | Opinion

This post first appeared on the Tallahassee Democrat. On April 1, the president of Nova Southeastern University announced that all students would need proof of vaccination before returning to campus in the fall. Within 24 hours, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order banning government entities from issuing so-called “vaccine passports” and prohibiting Florida businesses from…

COVID-19 in Florida: Disparities in the Black Population

This article was first posted October 19th, 2020. After the COVID-19 pandemic caused statewide shutdowns and social distancing regulations across the nation in March 2020, the State of Florida reopened on May 18, 2020. Shortly after its reopening, hospitals and testing centers reported a drastic increase in positive COVID-19 tests. In July 2020, Florida became…

Sedentary Time Linked to Weather for Kids in Mexico City

Global increases in sedentary behavior – like sitting or lying down – are worrisome for public health as they may be harbingers of increased mortality and morbidity, such as obesity and high blood pressure. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly 25% of adults and more than 80% of adolescents across the world are not physically…

Coronavirus fatigue is the biggest threat to Germany’s success story in this pandemic

The post first appeared on The Loop. Changing German attitudes to the coronavirus, as measured in original survey data, are the key to understanding how long the country’s success in tackling the pandemic may last, write Jay N. Krehbiel, Amanda Driscoll, Michael J. Nelson and Taylor Kinsley Chewning Despite the country’s initial successes and the warnings of political leaders and health officials, Germany, along with…