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Cindy Prins - University of Florida. Gainesville, FL, US

Cindy Prins Cindy Prins

Associate Professor | University of Florida

Gainesville, FL, UNITED STATES

Cindy Prins is an assistant dean for educational affairs and a clinical associate professor of epidemiology.


Cindy Prins works in the College of Public Health and Health Professions as an assistant dean for educational affairs and a clinical associate professor of epidemiology. She has focused on the regulation of vaccinia virus transcription elongation. Cindy’s research interests include the prevention of healthcare-associated infections, including those caused by multidrug-resistant organisms, and compliance with vaccine recommendations.

Areas of Expertise (5)


Healthcare Associated Infections

Infectious Disease Epidemiology


Infection Prevention and Control

Media Appearances (3)

Omicron cases spike in Coachella Valley after music festival

NBC News  online


Daily Covid cases in Riverside County, California, rose 76 percent in two weeks as tens of thousands of people gathered there for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival over the last two weekends. Though most Coachella events were outside, the festival did not require visitors to wear masks or present proof of vaccination or a recent negative Covid test.

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U.S. nears 1 million COVID deaths amid questions over pandemic’s next phase

PBS News  tv


The United States is right on the brink of reaching 1 million COVID deaths since the start of the pandemic over two years ago. As this grim milestone approaches, health experts nationwide are debating whether or not a new phase of the pandemic has already started. Dr. Cindy Prins, assistant dean at the University of Florida College of Public Health, joins Geoff Bennett to discuss.

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Clothes off, masks on: Reopening a nudist resort during a pandemic

The Washington Post  online


The bad news is, the Butt Hutt remains closed. The popular lakeside bar at Florida’s oldest nudist resort is still shuttered, even as the rest of the Lake Como Family Nudist Resort in Lutz slowly reopens. The Bare Buns Café, for instance, now allows limited seating on the screened patio and under the pool deck canopy, albeit with everyone six feet apart — and please bring a towel to sit on

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Articles (3)

Observed Face Mask Use at Six Universities — United States, September–November 2020

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cindy Prins, et al.


Correct use of face masks limits COVID-19 transmission. Many institutions of higher education mandate masks in public indoor locations and outdoors when within six feet of others. During September–November 2020, mask use was directly observed at six universities with mask mandates. Among persons observed indoors, 91.7% wore masks correctly, varying by mask type, from 96.8% for N95-type masks and 92.2% for cloth masks to 78.9% for bandanas, scarves, and similar face coverings.

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Evaluation of patient risk factors for infection with carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae

American Journal of Infection Control

Cindy Prins, et al.


Risk of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae infection/colonization was examined. Cases were significantly associated with certain antimicrobials and invasive procedures with a scope device. Other risk factors included emergency admissions and use of indwelling devices.

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Public Health Education at the University of Florida: Synergism and Educational Innovation

American Journal of Public Health

Cindy Prins, et al.


The College of Public Health and Health Professions at UF is composed of five public health departments and four clinical health professions departments, and the college is one of six that make up the university’s Health Science Center. These organizational resources provide a strong foundation for educational innovations.

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Languages (1)

  • English