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Biostatistics

Biostatistics

Biostatistics is a discipline that develops and applies methodology for quantitative studies in public health and biomedical research. The methodology focuses on the design and analysis of health surveys, clinical trials, prevention trials, intervention studies, longitudinal studies, and laboratory studies.

Epidemiology

Epidemiology

The Epidemiology Department in the UK College of Public Health, and their faculty, are committed to the practice of epidemiology in our teaching, our research and our service. We teach basic epidemiologic principles to all students in the various programs in our college, as well as to students and professionals in a wide range of disciplines, including medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry and veterinary sciences.

Gerontology

Gerontology

The Graduate Center for Gerontology at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health recognizes the diverse ways of exploring aging and older persons. Instead of limiting students to a particular discipline or simply providing opportunities to study in several disciplines, we seek to help students develop a truly interdisciplinary, integrative, and holistic way of thinking about gerontology.

Health Behavior

Health Behavior

The Department of Health Behavior is comprised of highly productive faculty members who embrace the traditions of academia through their teaching, scholarship, and funded research projects. Indeed, the department is home to nationally known scholars who obtain research funding from organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Health Management and Policy

Health Management and Policy

As a component of the UK College of Public Health, the Department of Health Management and Policy’s mission is to improve the organization and delivery of personal and public health services in Kentucky and beyond. This mission is addressed through graduate education, health services research, and service by faculty and staff.

Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health

Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health

The department offers broad-based programs in environmental and occupational health for graduate students, and occupational medicine physicians. Those interested in studying Occupational/ Environmental Health focus on the influence of environment on the health of the population and its workforce.

Center for Public Health Systems & Services Research

Center for Public Health Systems & Services Research

The Center for Public Health Systems & Services Research (CPHSSR) seeks to explore the impact of specific public health strategies on the quality and performance of the United States public health system. PHSSR is distinct, but related to, the established field of Health Services Research (HSR), which has traditionally focused on the delivery of medical services.

Center of Excellence in Public Health Workforce Research and Policy

Center of Excellence in Public Health Workforce Research and Policy

The Center’s mission is to initiate and coordinate strategic efforts to improve the public health workforce through research. The Center identifies workforce databases and catalogues them at the National Library of Medicine’s Public Health Systems and Services Research Resources website.

Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center

Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center

Our purpose is to decrease the burden of injury in the Commonwealth. Our partnership, grounded in a belief that most injuries are preventable, cultivates a collaborative approach to problem solving. KIPRC works to reduce injury through education, policy initiatives, public health programming, surveillance, risk factor analysis, direct interventions, and evaluation.

University of Kentucky Justice Center for Elders and Vulnerable Adults

University of Kentucky Justice Center for Elders and Vulnerable Adults

The Center is dedicated to research and educational efforts intended to make a difference in the lives of older Kentuckians. Textbooks and research speak to the huge problem of abuse, neglect and exploitation of the elderly whether it takes the form of emotional, financial, mental, physical, sexual or social mistreatment.

Rural Cancer Prevention Center

Rural Cancer Prevention Center

A CDC-supported research center and part of the national Prevention Research Centers program, guided by CPH faculty, with assistance from faculty in other academic units, including UK’s College of Medicine. The research focus in the UK RCPC is cancer prevention and control, with an emphasis upon community-based participatory research.

Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention

Southeast Center for Agricultural Health
and Injury Prevention

The mission of the Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention is to develop and sustain an innovative program of research, education, and intervention services to prevent work-related illness and injury and to improve the safety and health of agricultural workers and their families in the southeastern United States.

Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center

The Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center (CARERC) is the newest of only 18 such university-based occupational safety and health training programs in the United States. Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and its National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (CDC/NIOSH.)

  • Leaders in public health research, policy, and practice from around the country will gather in Lexington this week to share their latest lessons learned at the 2014 Keeneland Conference in Public Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR), a premier national meeting focused on advancing the science of public health across the United States.

  • Personnel from the Kentucky Department of Public Health (KDPH) provided Kentucky Public Health Assistance and Support Team (K-PHAST) training to students from the University of Kentucky College of Public Health and Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Nursing and College of Justice and Safety. K-PHAST is a team of volunteers trained to respond to Public Health emergencies and assist with special projects at the state and local levels.

  • Since 1964, UK has worked through the Donovan Fellowship and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) to ensure that "curiosity never retires" in the Commonwealth. Through tuition waivers and community-based classes, workshops, and social events, Kentuckians over the age of 50 find intellectual stimulation, physical activity, creative outlets, and social engagement.

Join the Conversation with the College of Public Health!

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April 17, 2014

April is National Donate Life month. Are you an organ donor? If not, get information about signing up at the link below!

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Welcome to organdonor.gov

Congratulations to UK's Student Public Health Association! They won 2nd place for Student Chapter of Excellence at the Kentucky Public Health Association conference!

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Have you seen our latest addition? Bring your water bottle and swing on by the College of Public Health for some cool, filtered water!

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April 11, 2014

Don't forget to join the CPH team for the Lexington AIDS Walk which is THIS Sunday!

Lexington AIDS Walk
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Lexington AIDS Walk

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April 10, 2014

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National Public Health Experts Discuss Health Reform at 2014 Keeneland Conference | UKNow
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 9, 2014) -- Research shows that improving the public’s health requires much more than simply expanding health insurance coverage and improving access to doctors and hospitals. This is why leaders in public health research, policy, and practice from around the country will gath...

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April 9, 2014

CPH has 2 students competing in the 2014 Master's Student 3MT competition! Students get 3 minutes to speak succinctly about their research to a non-specialist audience. Support the students on Thursday (tomorrow!), 6pm-7pm, in the UK Athletic Association Auditorium in the W.T. Young Library.

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April 8, 2014

KDPH Provides Training to Kentucky Students

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On Friday, March 28, 2014 personnel from the Kentucky Department of Public Health (KDPH) provided Kentucky Public Health Assistance and Support Team (K-PHAST) training to students from the University of Kentucky College of Public Health and Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Nursing and Colleg...

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April 7, 2014

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UK to Hold Events for National Public Health Week | UKNow
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 7, 2014) -- National Public Health Week is April 7-13 and the University of Kentucky College of Public Health and UK Student Public Health Association, a student affiliate of the Kentucky Public Health Association, will offer a variety of free events for students to raise aware...

It's National Public Health Week! #NPHW2014 Check out our event page for more information on what's happening this week.

Global Potluck in CPH 115 until 2:30 today!

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Upcoming Webinar! "Making the Grade: The Southeastern Health Equity Report Card" April 23, 2pm-3pm EST. The Southeastern Health Equity Council has developed a report card that presents findings on gaps in health care access, healthy food access, and cultural competency (download here: http://tinyurl.com/kh5gz3d). To register for the Webinar, click here: https://events.na.collabserv.com/portal/wippages/register.php?id=9e09f9e2ff&l=en-US Important note: one of our CPH alumni (Amirah Abdullah) contributed to the report and will be participating in the Webinar!

"Framing the Future: The Second Hundred Years of Education for Public Health" Town Hall Discussion on Monday April 7, 12pm-1pm, at the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness. Lunch is provided.

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Public health in action! Drs. Cardarelli and Johnson pose for a picture before running a 5K.

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March 25, 2014

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UK College of Public Health is on campus today until 2PM
Lots of information on the degrees offered by UK's College of Public Health is available. Stop by the table on the 2nd floor of ADUC before 2p.m. TODAY to learn more. — at Aduc.

Stop by the 2nd floor of ADUC to meet Brandy and learn more about the programs within UK's College of Public Health. They offer doctoral degrees in Public Health, Epidemiology & Biostatistics and Gerontology; masters degrees in Public Health, Health Administration and Clinical Research Design; certificates in Gerontology, Global Health, Maternal & Child Health and Public Health Management.

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March 14, 2014

We want to wish all of our students a safe and healthy spring break! Check out these tips from the CDC for ways to ensure your spring break is safe and fun!

CDC - Spring Break Health and Safety Tips - Family Health
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Family health information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Good luck to our students on midterms this week! What are some of your favorite healthy study tips?

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February 21, 2014

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Report Reveals Significant Increase in Overdoses Involving Heroin in Kentucky | UKNow
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 21, 2014) -- A new report from the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC) reveals the prevalence and charges associated with drug overdose in the Bluegrass state. The report, "Drug Overdose Deaths, Hospitalizations, and Emergency Department Visits in Kentucky, 20...

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February 13, 2014

Our alumni have been doing amazing things! Check it out on our Web site!

Alumni | University of Kentucky College of Public Health
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As a graduate of the UK College of Public Health, you are a valued member of our college family. You provide insight for future and current students, add value to our programs, and enhance the quality of the public health workforce.The college is dedicated to cultivating an ongoing relationship with...