College of Public Health students graduating

Dr. Charlene Siza
MPH: Epidemiology / Global Health Certificate

Each month we spotlight a student currently enrolled in the college. We'll discuss their interests, their career aspirations, and what they like about the college.

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.)

  • The UK College of Public Health is offering a new graduate certificate in biostatistics, beginning this academic year.  The certificate requires 15 credit hours of course work and provides students in academic programs outside of the Department of Biostatistics with the opportunity to gain a background in the design and analysis of biomedical studies.

  • Dr. Linda Alexander, Associate Professor in the Department of Health Behavior at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, has been elected to serve a three-year term as a Section Councilor for the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs (ATOD) section. ATOD Section Councilors provide leadership by shaping policies and procedures, as well as advocating for sound research in the area of prevention and treatment of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

  • CPH Researchers Margaret McGladrey and Dr. Rick Crosby recently served as guest editors for a new themed issue of American Journal of Preventive Medicine.  The issue focuses on academic and community research partnerships and the importance of these collaborations to effectively disseminate and implement practice-based methods to prevent cervical cancer.  The issue also features the work of several other UK researchers, including CPH's Dr. Angela Carman, Dr. Anna Goodman Hoover, Dr. Robin Vanderpool, Tom Collins, and Lindsay Stradtman.

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We welcomed our students, staff, and faculty back to campus on September 4th with a picnic outdoors.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added 7 new photos to the album: Welcome Back Lunch.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added new photos.

Welcome Back Lunch
We welcomed our students, staff, and faculty back to campus on September 4th with a picnic outdoors.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health shared a link.
September 3, 2015

Check out these health tips for incoming students (or anyone who needs a refresher).

Here’s what two college doctors say freshman need to know
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“I take the little yellow pill for my ADHD” isn’t going to get you a refill of your prescription.

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September 2, 2015

September is National Preparedness Month, so this month we will feature some tips for being prepared for and responding to emergency situations. This week's focus is on flood preparation. Remember not to attempt to walk or drive through a flooded area - 6 inches of moving water can knock the average person off his or her feet, and a car can be carried away in just 2 feet of water! Check out these tips from FEMA: http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1410529949526-528efb43b7b4e62726c47de7abf40bf0/FloodPreparationSafetyBrochure_F684_062014.pdf

Today kicked off the #seeblue Preview Nights! Students in Lexington learned a lot about public health and the new BPH major. Looking forward to meeting more future public health practitioners.

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Today marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Katrina had a big impact on public health in a number of ways. Several books have been written about the impact on public health and health care. One book that we like is "Five Days at Memorial." Have you read any Katrina-related public health or health care books? What is your favorite?

It's a great night for CPH night at the Lexington Legends!

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added new photos.

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August 28, 2015

CPH Associate Professor in the department of health behavior, Dr. Linda Alexander, has been elected Section Councilor for APHA's Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs (ATOD) Section. Congratulations to Dr. Alexander! http://www.aspph.org/kentucky-faculty-elected-section-councilor-for-the-aphas-alcohol-tobacco-and-other-drugs-atod-section/

ASPPH | Kentucky Faculty Elected Section Councilor for the APHA’s Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other...
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Public health protects and improves the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations, locally and globally.

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August 28, 2015

This week marks the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. As we reflect on the devastation of that event, we also want to consider the impact Katrina had on healthcare and public health. http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/08/24/432909068/katrina-shut-down-charity-hospital-but-led-to-more-primary-care

Katrina Shut Down Charity Hospital But Led To More Primary Care
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More than 70 percent of New Orleans residents say some progress has been made in the availability of medical services since the storm. Still, most say care for the poor continues to lag.

Check out the events we have this semester to get students ready for APHA! If you're considering attending APHA, you'll want to check out our first meeting on September 11.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added new photos.

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August 27, 2015

Find out more about the new Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics in today's UKNow! http://uknow.uky.edu/content/college-public-health-offers-new-graduate-certificate-biostatistics

College of Public Health Offers New Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics | UKNow
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 26, 2015) — The UK College of Public Health is offering a new graduate certificate program in biostatistics, the branch of statistics dealing with the analysis and interpretation of data related to biological science and health.

We welcomed students back to campus as part of K Week with a popsicle party on the lawn.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added 10 new photos to the album: Popsicle Social.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added new photos.

Popsicle Social
We welcomed students back to campus as part of K Week with a popsicle party on the lawn.

Yesterday, we welcomed a new group of BPH students to the College of Public Health. We are excited for them to join the CPH family!

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added 6 new photos to the album: BPH Orientation 2015.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added new photos.

BPH Orientation 2015
Yesterday, we welcomed a new group of BPH students to the College of Public Health. We are excited for them to join the CPH family!

University of Kentucky College of Public Health shared a link.
August 26, 2015

Welcome back UK CPH students! (Look for our Associate Dean for Research, Dr. Nancy Schoenberg in this video) http://uknow.uky.edu/content/video-welcome-back-uk-family

VIDEO: Welcome Back From the UK Family! | UKNow
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CPH students and staff had a great time at FUSION yesterday! Thanks to everyone who made it out!

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added new photos.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added 8 new photos to the album: CPH Orientation 2015.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added new photos.

Don't forget about the welcome events we have this week!

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added new photos.

CPH new student orientation is underway! We are excited to meet this new group of public health students!

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added new photos.

Check out The 90, the new dining facility on campus. It provides the best in sustainable food service operation and reduces food waste. #publichealth #seeblue

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added new photos.

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August 18, 2015

CPH Researchers Margaret McGladrey and Dr. Rick Crosby recently served as guest editors for a new themed issue of American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The issue featured the work of several other UK researchers, including CPH's own Dr. Angela Carman, Dr. Anna Goodman Hoover, Dr. Robin Vanderpool, Tom Collins, and Lindsay Stradtman. Read more about it here: http://uknow.uky.edu/content/public-health-researchers-named-guest-editors-american-journal-preventive-medicine

Public Health Researchers Named Guest Editors of American Journal of Preventive Medicine | UKNow
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 18, 2015) — University of Kentucky College of Public Health researchers Rick Crosby, professor of health behavior, and Margaret McGladrey, assistant dean for research, recently served as guest editors for a new themed issue of American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The issue…

Don't forget to purchase your tickets for the Lexington Legends game! CPH will be at the ballpark Friday August 28th at 7pm. Faculty, staff, alumni, new and returning students are all invited to join us as we say goodbye to summer break. Did we mention the free fireworks show that's included with your ticket? Click on the flyer below for more details.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added new photos.

Join the University of Kentucky College of Public Health for the upcoming SOPHAS Virtual Fair! We'll be chatting with prospective students September 9, 9am-3pm, and September 10, 10am-4pm. Register online: https://www.careereco.com/events/sophas.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added new photos.

Thanks to Daniel Barber, an MPH student in Epidemiology, for sharing the photo below from his recent experience in the Philippines. Beginning in the Fall of 2014, Daniel initiated a collaborative project with Dr. April Young to understand perceptions, knowledge, and behaviors surrounding antibiotic use among individuals in a low-income, and resource-deficient setting. Through the first few months of 2015, Daniel constructed a research tool and educational program, which culminated in a month-long trip to the Philippines. In the Philippines, Daniel disseminated surveys, collected data, and led interactive educational sessions on proper antibiotic use in collaboration with the staff of a local non-governmental organization, Island Ventures Incorporated.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added new photos.

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August 10, 2015

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department begins a needle exchange program on September 4th. Take a look at this article, featuring Lexington Health Commissioner and UK CPH Hall of Fame inductee, Dr. Rice Leach. http://www.kentucky.com/2015/08/06/3977171_lexington-needle-exchange-begins.html?rh=1

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August 10, 2015

Get excited for K Week! K Week is UK's welcome week for ALL students (including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students). Check out the schedule of events on their web site.

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August 6, 2015

Dr. Donna Arnett has been selected as the next Dean of the UK College of Public Health! Dr. Arnett will come to us from the University of Alabama-Birmingham, where she serves as Associate Dean and Chair of the Epidemiology department. We are excited to welcome Dr. Arnett to CPH! http://uknow.uky.edu/content/uab-epidemiologist-donna-arnett-named-dean-uk-college-public-health

UAB Epidemiologist Donna Arnett Named Dean of the UK College of Public Health | UKNow
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 6, 2015) — University of Kentucky Provost Tim Tracy has selected Donna Arnett, associate dean at the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) School of Public Health and former president of the American Heart Association, as the next dean of the UK College of Public Health.