Cindy A Prins

Cindy A Prins,

Assistant Dean For Educational Affairs

Department: HP-OFFICE OF THE DEAN
Business Phone: (352) 294-8576
Business Email: capfive@ufl.edu

About Cindy A Prins

Cindy Prins, PHD, MPH, CIC, CPH, is the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions’ assistant dean for educational affairs 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).

Accomplishments

Outstanding Young Alumni Award
2013 · University of Florida
Outstanding Alumni Award, Department of Epidemiology
2012 · College of Public Health and Health Professions

Board Certifications

  • Certification in Infection Prevention and Control
    Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology
  • Certified in Public Health
    National Board of Public Health Examiners

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0003-4782-5520

Publications

2020
Evaluation of patient risk factors for infection with carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae
American Journal of Infection Control. 48(9):1028-1031 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ajic.2019.11.025.
2015
Public Health Education at the University of Florida: Synergism and Educational Innovation.
. 105(S1):S83-S87
2015
Public Health Education at the University of Florida: Synergism and Educational Innovation.
. 105(S1):S83-S87
2015
Public health education at the University of Florida: synergism and educational innovation.
American journal of public health. 105 Suppl 1:S83-7 [DOI] 10.2105/AJPH.2014.302414. [PMID] 25706027.
2014
The effects of heat stress and its effect modifiers on stroke hospitalizations in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
International archives of occupational and environmental health. 87(5):557-65 [DOI] 10.1007/s00420-013-0897-2. [PMID] 23897226.
2013
Point prevalence and incidence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex in captive elephants in the United States of America.
The veterinary quarterly. 33(1):25-9 [DOI] 10.1080/01652176.2013.772690. [PMID] 23477422.
2010
Vaccinia H5 is a multifunctional protein involved in viral DNA replication, postreplicative gene transcription, and virion morphogenesis.
Virology. 401(1):49-60 [DOI] 10.1016/j.virol.2010.01.020. [PMID] 20206959.
2008
Marker rescue mapping of the combined Condit/Dales collection of temperature-sensitive vaccinia virus mutants.
Virology. 375(1):213-22 [DOI] 10.1016/j.virol.2008.01.027. [PMID] 18314155.
2007
Mapping and phenotypic analysis of spontaneous isatin-beta-thiosemicarbazone resistant mutants of vaccinia virus.
Virology. 363(2):319-32 [PMID] 17336362.
View on: PubMed
2007
Vaccinia virus temperature-sensitive mutants in the A28 gene produce non-infectious virions that bind to cells but are defective in entry.
Virology. 366(1):62-72 [PMID] 17499330.
View on: PubMed
2004
An isatin-beta-thiosemicarbazone-resistant vaccinia virus containing a mutation in the second largest subunit of the viral RNA polymerase is defective in transcription elongation.
The Journal of biological chemistry. 279(43):44858-71 [PMID] 15294890.
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2001
JC virus T’ proteins encoded by alternatively spliced early mRNAs enhance T antigen-mediated viral DNA replication in human cells.
Journal of neurovirology. 7(3):250-264
2000
Purified JC virus T and T’ proteins differentially interact with the retinoblastoma family of tumor suppressor proteins
Virology. 274(1):165-178

Grants

May 2020 ACTIVE
RAPID: Collaborative Research: Transforming passive protective face masks toward active capture and inactivation of coronavirus with nano-assisted surfactant modification
Role: Faculty
Funding: NATL SCIENCE FOU
Apr 2017 – Mar 2019
Efficacy Analysis of an Automated Hand Hygiene Monitoring System
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UF HEALTH SHANDS HOSPITAL

Education

MPH in Epidemiology
2006 · University of Florida
PhD in Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology
2000 · The Pennsylvania State University
BS in Biology
1993 · University of Central Florida

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2011-2020
PHC6946 Public Health Internship
2011-2021
PHC6601 Seminar in Contemporary Public Health Issues
2010,2012-2014,2014-2018,2017-2021
PHC6937 Special Topics in Public Health
2020-2021
PHC6941 MPH Applied Practice Experience
2020
PHC6940 Master of Public Health Capstone
2020
PHC6945 Public Health Practicum
2016-2019
PHC6971 Research for Master’s Thesis
2019
IDH2930 (Un)common read
2018
PHC7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2011-2018
PHC6370 Public Health Biology
2017-2018
NGR7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2018
PHC6722 Environmental and Global Health Research Methods Rotation
2011,2017
PHC6917 Supervised Research Project
2010-2016
PHC6001 Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health
2013-2015
PHC6009 Biology and Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS
2013
PHC4101 Public Health Concepts
2012
PHC6905 Independent Study
2011-2012
HSC4930 Special Topics

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-8576
Emails:
Business:
capfive@ufl.edu
Internship Coordinator, MPH Program: