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The mission of Future Voices of Public Health is to inform and inspire public health students in their venture to become competent public health professionals by providing new knowledge, insight, and an opportunity for their voices to be heard. We are a student-run collaborative blog where students can combine their classroom knowledge with the practical application of effectively communicating information to other professionals as well as the general public. Since public health is an interdisciplinary field, authors propose and write topics on various sectors of the public health field (i.e. health-care policy, health disparities, environmental health, internship experiences, etc.).

Featured Article


Zika: What You Need to Know and What You Can Expect in 2017

mosquito-213805_960_720By: Casey Parker

A mosquito-transmitted virus, known as Zika, gained a great deal of attention from the public and health officials after a large outbreak in Brazil during 2015 and 2016. Since this outbreak, Zika has spread through Central and South America and made its way into the United States. According to the Florida Department of Health, as of December 2, 2016, there were 244 cases of locally acquired Zika infection in Florida. In U.S. territories, like Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, there were more than 33,000 local cases this year, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read more

Recent Articles


Zika: What You Need to Know and What You Can Expect in 2017

Zika: What You Need to Know and What You Can Expect in 2017

Poor Health Outcomes Associated with Poverty; Poverty as a Determinant of Health

Poor Health Outcomes Associated with Poverty; Poverty as a Determinant of Health

Editorial: Price Transparency as the Best Next Step in US Health Policy

Editorial: Price Transparency as the Best Next Step in US Health Policy

By: Casey Parker By: Shawna Amini By: Tully Causey, MPH

APHA: What to Expect and Tips for Successfully Navigating the Conference

APHA: What to Expect and Tips for Successfully Navigating the Conference

Why I Chose To Go Into Public Health : The Power of Connections

Why I Chose To Go Into Public Health : The Power of Connections

“Are You Sure There Are No Peanuts in This? I Can’t Afford to Use My EpiPen”

“Are You Sure There Are No Peanuts in This? I Can’t Afford to Use My EpiPen”

 By: Karen Restrepo By: Laura Ramirez By: Summer Slaughter

The Role of Public Health in Emergency Preparedness

The Role of Public Health in Emergency Preparedness

Perspectives From the Field: Climate Change in North Central Florida

Perspectives From the Field: Climate Change in North Central Florida

In the News: The Rise in Mental Health Awareness; Drug-Resistant STDs

In the News: The Rise in Mental Health Awareness; Drug-Resistant STDs

By: Johanzynn Gatewood By: Kelli Selwyn  By: Cara McDonnell

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Staff


Advisor: Mark Hart, Ed.D
Director: Summer Slaughter
Assistant Director: Johanzynn Gatewood
Editors: Casey Parker, Kelli Selwyn
Coordinators: Johanzynn Gatewood, Cara McDonnell