Established in 2017 as part of the Precision Health Program, the goal of the UF CTSI Precision Public Health Program is to improve the health and wellbeing of populations by “providing the right intervention to the right population at the right time.”
Precision Public Health Program
A collaborative team of epidemiologists, biostatisticians, bioinformaticists, geographers, implementation scientists and health professionals use data to tailor and target programs to underserved community groups for whom focused attention has the potential to improve health outcomes.
Stephanie Staras, Ph.D.
Stephanie A. S. Staras, M.S.P.H., Ph.D., has a multidisciplinary background in fields related to Precision Public Health including a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from Emory University, and formal training in intervention development and implementation science. She has experience implementing change within communities regarding increasing HPV vaccination among Florida teens.
Precision Public Health LibGuide
The LibGuide has complied and indexed 120 datasets for precision public health research with the goal of advancing research and knowledge in this growing field. Faculty members and graduate students have found this resource useful to move their research to the next level. See the guide for indexed datasets, related publications, and student projects.
Florida Research Data Center
The Florida Research Data Center on UF’s East Campus in Gainesville will provide a secure research environment to be used by qualified researchers with approved projects where they can analyze restricted data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau and other federal statistical agencies. Researchers in Florida at universities, government agencies, and private institutions are invited to propose research in fields such as demography, population health, economics, and geographic and spatial analysis.
Precision Public Health Operations Committee
Faculty and staff who are interested in Precision Public Health meet monthly to strategize about the direction of the program in its goal for national recognition. Agendas include guiding the ongoing learning community pilot and strategically planning calls for pilot awards. The group is open to all.
Precision Health Forum
Every first Tuesday of the month
This monthly forum brings together faculty, trainees, and students to facilitate discussion around prevailing precision health issues and initiatives, share ideas, and foster collaborations toward the advancement of precision health. Events in the series will be held the first Tuesday of the month between 9-10 am and are available remotely by Zoom. https://uflphi.zoom.us/j/854066697
UF researcher’s goal: Tackle HPV vaccine…
Stephanie Staras, M..S.P.H., Ph.D., a researcher and University of Florida faculty member, aims to reduce HPV related cancer risk by addressing…
CTSI Precision Health Pilot Awardees Make Strides…
Drs. Siddiqi and Mkuu will leverage big data in the OneFlorida+ Data Trust to identify at-risk women in Florida who could benefit from proven health…
2021 – 2022 Precision Health Awardees
The UF CTSI Precision Health Program is pleased to announce the 2021-2022 Precision Public Health Awardees and their studies.
UF Health opens innovative precision health…
University of Florida Health has raised the bar for improving the lives of seniors in America’s Healthiest Hometown® by opening a new research…