Cindy A Prins

Cindy A Prins

Assistant Dean For Educational Affairs

Business Phone: (352) 294-8576
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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, 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).

Honors & Awards

2013 · University of Florida
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



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


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

Contact Details

(352) 294-8576