PHHP annual report 2020

Highlights of the college's education, research and service activities in 2020


  • students at STP2,553 students
  • 176 faculty members
  • 20 degree programs

The COVID-19 pandemic provided many real-world opportunities for students to contribute to the health of our communities. Students have served in contact tracing roles for county health departments all over the state, as well as for the UF Health Screen, Test & Protect program, which serves the campus community. Students and faculty have also provided health education and volunteered at numerous vaccination clinics throughout the community.


U.S. News & World Report graduate programs, rankings published in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 (among public universities)

Occupational therapy 4

Physical therapy 6

Biostatistics 10

Health care management 17

Clinical psychology 19

Speech-language pathology 20

Public health 22

Audiology 24


  • researcher in lab$36 million in research awards
  • 9 in NIH funding among schools of public health at public universities

Last year, 15 college investigators received grant funding exceeding $1 million. Faculty members are also publishing their findings in high-impact journals such as The Lancet, the Journal of the American Heart Association, Nature Reviews, JAMA Oncology and Science Translational Medicine.

College scientists have made a number of important contributions to COVID-19 research, including studies of aerosol spread, household and community transmission, wastewater surveillance, and the design of clinical trials of treatments and vaccines.


  • people doing chair exercises3 student-run equal access clinics

The college provides clinical, professional and community service at the local, national and international levels. The department of clinical and health psychology provides psychological services for the entire academic health center and UF Health Physicians practices. UF HealthStreet, a community engagement program that seeks to reduce health disparities and improve access to research studies, now has more than 12,000 members from the community. Students in physical therapy, occupational therapy and clinical and health psychology offer pro bono services through Equal Access Clinics, providing care for local residents who are uninsured or underinsured.