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Jenny Rogers

A Farewell and Thank You

On behalf of the University of Florida Department of Environmental and Global Health, we would like to extend our gratitude to Dr. Tara Sabo-Attwood for serving as our department chair for the past 10 years. Since joining the EGH team as an associate professor in 2010, Dr. Sabo-Attwood has made…

Dr. Jennifer Applebaum: Bridging Human and Animal Health with Sociology

by: Jenny Rogers Guided by her unwavering empathy, Dr. Jennifer Applebaum‘s journey in animal welfare and sociology is marked by a profound commitment to both human and animal well-being. As she approaches her second year as an assistant professor with the University of Florida Department of Environmental and…

Staff Spotlight: Victoria Houghton

As the heart and soul of the University of Florida’s Department of Environmental and Global Health, Victoria Houghton thrives on forming connections. Houghton brings years of experience from the UF Student Financial Affairs office, which taught her valuable skills in handling academics, financial aid and student assistance. “I have…

Staff Spotlight: Meredith Hoyt

by: Jenny Rogers Meredith Hoyt, the University of Florida Department of Environmental and Global Health department administrator, has been a cornerstone to the EGH team since her first day in May 2018. As the department administrator, Meredith Hoyt has been a core part of the team for…

NBC News Spotlights Dr. Michael von Fricken

Unprecedented Dengue Fever Outbreak Poses a Growing Threat NBC Nightly News turned to mosquito-borne disease expert and EGH associate professor Dr. Michael von Fricken May 28 for his expertise on the issues by: Jenny Rogers Latin America is grappling with its most severe dengue fever outbreak on record, driven…

Student Spotlight: Daniel Acosta

by: Jenny Rogers Four years into his Ph.D. program, University of Florida Department of Environmental and Global Health student Daniel Acosta has never felt more sure of his role in the public health field.  The 32-year-old student from Barranquilla, Colombia, moved to the United States in 2017…

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Nicole Dennis

by: Jenny Rogers Dr. Nicole Dennis is our newest addition to the University of Florida Environmental and Global Health department, joining the team as a research assistant professor. With a focus on environmental toxicology and a biological and analytical chemistry background, Dennis is putting her best foot…

Staff Spotlight: Erin Ferguson

by: Jenny Rogers At the Department of Environmental and Global Health, our administrative and staff support are the backbone of ensuring our operations run smoothly. Gainesville-native Erin Ferguson has been with the department for the past seven months and has already made her impact. Prior to coming to the…

Student Spotlight: Andrew Satterlee

Captain Steven “Andrew” Satterlee: Navigating the intersections of military service, public health and environmental science by: Jenny Rogers Army captain, environmental scientist and University of Florida student Andrew Satterlee is a jack of all trades. The 37-year-old has been enrolled in the Master of Public Health in Environmental Health program…

Student Spotlight: Meredith Zahara

by: Jenny Rogers Even from miles away, Meredith Zahara is unwavering in her pursuit of knowledge.  After earning her bachelor’s degree in animal biology from Grand State Valley University, the Michigan native has worked at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission as a research associate since 2005. Now,…

Student Spotlight: Samantha Andritsch

by: Jenny Rogers With a heart of ambition and toolbelt of knowledge, Samantha Andristch is one step closer to her dreams at the University of Florida.  After receiving her bachelor’s degree in public health from the College of Charleston, Andritsch headed south to pursue a…

Team Building and Bonding

The UF Environmental and Global Health Department spent an exciting Friday at Lake Wauburg participating in a series of team building activities and games! EGH staff, faculty and students came together to complete challenges that rely on team building, communication skills and words of encouragement! Thank you to RecSports…

MotoMeds Drives Change in Pediatric Care

by: Jenny Rogers Dr. Eric Nelson is committed to the pursuit of accessible health care around the clock. The University of Florida Department of Environmental and Global Health and Department of Pediatrics associate professor has been with UF since 2016. Apart from his time at the UF College of Public…

Dr. Benjamin Anderson- Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Benjamin Anderson received his Master of Public Health (MPH) in 2012, and later his PhD in Public Health, One Health concentration in 2015, from the University of Florida Department of Environmental and Global Health. After graduating with his PhD from UF, Dr. Anderson joined Duke University as a Postdoctoral…

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