Media Contacts

USF Health is home to Zika experts crossing many disciplines – infectious diseases, high-risk pregnancy, pediatrics, public health, entomology, and epidemiology, among others. From transmission of the virus by a carrier mosquito to its impact on humans and their babies, USF research scientists and physicians collect and share informative data with health agencies and registries monitoring outcomes, and counsel concerned patients as they plan their families.

The following media contacts can help you if you'd like interviews with any of our local experts.

Primary Media Contact

Lara Wade-Martinez, Director of Media/Public Affairs
Main: 813-974-9060
Cell: 813-833-1498

USF Media Contacts

Adam Freeman, Media/Public Affairs Manager
Main: 813-974-9047
Cell: 813-404-3857

USF Health Media Contacts

USF Health consists of the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health and Pharmacy.
Additional information may be found at

Anne DeLotto Baier, Director of Public Affairs
Main: 813-974-3303
Cell: 813-598-0643

Media Inquiries:
Tina Meketa, Assistant Director of National and Health Media Relations
Cell: 813-955-2593