About Us


The Center for Hospice, Palliative Care and End-of-Life Studies at USF

is an innovative research and education center in that we are an equal partnership between an academic medical center/research one university and community provider agencies. Our approach to research is collaborative – in many cases university researchers approach community agencies as sites to do research and have access to patient populations. In our work at the Center we conceptualize, conduct and disseminate research findings as partners.

The Center began informally in 1996 and was formally recognized by USF in 2000. The Center partnership includes founding sponsors USF Health, Suncoast Hospice, and HPC Healthcare, Inc., and sponsor partners the Moffitt Cancer Center, Hope Healthcare Services and Tidewell. By Facilitating collaboration among experts in end-of-life care who represents multiple disciplines, The Center is able to generate cutting edge research that addresses issues in hospice, palliative care, and end-of-life studies from a comprehensive perspective.

13301 Bruce B Downs Blvd., MHC 1321
Tampa, FL 33620
Email: palliativeCare@usf.edu
Phone: (813) 974-5767
Fax: (813) 974-9754