MPH Director and Staff

The public health academic staff welcomes you!

Cindy A Prins

Cindy A Prins

Assistant Dean For Educational Affairs
Phone: (352) 294-8576

Cindy Prins, PHD, MPH, CIC, CPH, is the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions’ assistant dean for educational affairs, the MPH Program Director, and a clinical associate professor of Epidemiology. Dr. Prins received her PhD in Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology from Penn State University in 2000, where she studied replication of JC virus. She completed her post-doctoral training at the University of Florida, focusing on regulation of vaccinia virus transcription elongation. Concurrently, she earned her MPH in the Epidemiology concentration from the College of Public Health and Health Professions at UF in the fall of 2006. After this she worked as an Infection Control Practitioner at UF Health Shands Hospital. Dr. Prins joined the Epidemiology faculty first as an adjunct lecturer in 2009 and then full time as a clinical assistant professor in the fall of 2010. Dr. Prins’ research interests include the prevention of healthcare-associated infections, including those caused by multi-drug resistant organisms, and compliance with vaccine recommendations. Dr. Prins is Board Certified in Infection Control (CIC) and Public Health (CPH).

Telisha S Martin

Telisha S Martin

Associate Director, MPH Program
Phone: (352) 273-6444

Telisha processes applications for admission to the campus MPH and campus certificate program. She also advises MPH students on curriculum related issues and plans of study for MPH students. Please contact Telisha for assistance with MPH applications or MPH plans of study.

Robyn E Smith

Robyn E Smith

Online MPH Academic Assistant
Phone: (352) 294-5772

Please reach out to Robyn for assistance with online program plans of study, online course registration, online course creation and management, online program admissions, questions about the MPH or certificate websites, or Public Health IT access issues.

Katherine D Pizarro

Katherine D Pizarro

Health Science And Public Health Programs Recruiter
Phone: (352) 273-7036

Please reach out to Katherine for assistance with general information, application and admissions procedures, campus visits, and guidance on educational pursuits for the Bachelor of Health Science, Bachelor of Public Health, Master of Public Health, and combined or certificate programs.

Daniel Bouffard

Daniel Bouffard

Academic Assistant II
Phone: (352) 273-6443
Aubrey A Bonsal

Aubrey A Bonsal

Administrative Professional II
Phone: (352) 273-6171