The Strategist – PHHP professor identifies ways to get vaccines to people most in need

EPI member Richard Rheingans, Ph.D., an associate professor in the College of Public Health and Health Professions and in UF’s Center for African Studies, recently won UF’s International Educator of the Year in the junior faculty category. This award recognizes outstanding international endeavors by UF faculty members. Rheingans has spent his career observing how people people interact with their environment and how it affects their well-being. Rheingans is hoping to increase the impact of the vaccine for rotavirus, which causes about half a million children’s deaths each year. He wants to make that the case that merely introducing a vaccine doesn’t get the job done. Rheingans hopes for a new strategy that could strengthen current vaccine programs. Read the full article from the November issue of THE POST.