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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.)

  • UK College of Public Health researchers have joined with colleagues in the UK College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment, and extension and health department personnel on a project that focuses on lowering obesity rates in Kentucky counties suffering the most from the issue.  Through a cooperative agreement with the US Department of Health and Human Services, the collaborative effort was recently awarded $1.8 Million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to work to implement programs that decrease obesity rates and improve the overall health of residents in six Kentucky counties.  Margaret McGladrey, Dr. Katie Cardarelli, and Dr. Angie Carman from the College of Public Health will work on the project.

  • Four projects across the country will receive funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through the Dissemination and Implementation Research to Improve Value (DIRECTIVE) Awards.  The two-year DIRECTIVE awards will be managed by the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Services & Systems Research, which is housed within the UK College of Public Health.  Each award will provide up to $350,000 to support multi-state studies by Public Health Practice-Based Research Networks (PBRNs), investigating strategies to more effectively and efficiently deliver services that protect the public against disease and health risks.

  • College of Public Health Professor and Chair of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health, Dr. David Mannino, was featured on the September 29th episode of KET's Health Three60 Series.  The program, titled "Easing the Burden of Asthma," featured Dr. Mannino as a panelist with other experts, discussing asthma research, treatment, and education.

Join the Conversation with the College of Public Health!

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October 1, 2014

Congratulations to Margaret McGladrey, Dr. Katie Cardarelli, and Dr. Angie Carman of the College of Public Health, who will work with colleagues across campus and beyond on a $1.8 Million cooperative agreement from the CDC to lower obesity rates in six Kentucky counties.

UK Receives $1.8 Million to Combat Obesity | UKNow
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September 30, 2014

The National Coordinating Center for Public Health Services & Systems Research (PHSSR), housed within CPH, has announced four projects across the country that will receive funding through the DIRECTIVE Awards. The funded projects will investigate strategies to more effectively and efficiently deliver services that protect the public against disease and health risks.

Practice-Based Research Networks Funded to Study Differences in Public Health Delivery...
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 30, 2014) —With $1.4 million of new research funding, Public Health Practice-Based Research Networks (PBRNs) in 11 U.S. states will investigate strategies to more effectively and efficiently deliver services that protect the public against an array of preventable diseases and h…

Tune in to KET's Health Three60 tonight at 9:00 PM to watch CPH's own Dr. David Mannino, as he participates on a panel of experts to discuss asthma research, treatment, and education.

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September 29, 2014

CPH is proud to have Dr. Richard Kryscio as Department Chair of Biostatistics. He led an important new research study about the link between self-reported memory complaints and clinical impairment later in life. Read about it here: http://uknow.uky.edu/content/think-you-have-alzheimers-uk-study-suggests-you-may-be-right

Think You Have Alzheimer's? UK Study Suggests You May Be Right | UKNow
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 24, 2014) -- New research by scientists at the University of Kentucky's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging suggests that people who notice their memory is slipping may be on to something.

Our students are so photogenic!

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September 26, 2014

Congratulations to the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Services and Systems Research on its recent award of $1.8 Million in renewed funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

UK College of Public Health Receives $1.8 Million to Support Public Health Organization,...
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UK College of Public Health Receives $1.8 Million to Support Public Health Organization, Financing, and Delivery Research

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September 24, 2014

The College of Public Health is excited to announce that Nancy Schoenberg, PhD, has been named Associate Dean for Research for the College. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Schoenberg to the CPH family! http://uknow.uky.edu/content/schoenberg-named-associate-dean-research-college-public-health

Schoenberg Named Associate Dean for Research at College of Public Health | UKNow
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 23, 2014) —The University of Kentucky College of Public Health has named Nancy Schoenberg as associate dean for research. In addition to her new role with the College of Public Health, Schoenberg is the Marion Pearsall Professor in the Department of Behavioral Science in the U…

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September 24, 2014

The UK Student Public Health Association would like to invite all students, staff, faculty, and alumni to join the UKSPHA team for the 2014 Lexington Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The race will take place on October 4th. Registration comes with a t-shirt. (Use the code PINK to receive $5 off registration fees.)

Join us for our Family Weekend Tailgate on Saturday, October 11th! We will be located on the Good Barn Lawn just outside Commonwealth Stadium on campus. The festivities will begin 3 hours before kickoff and will conclude at kickoff. Students, alumni, faculty, and staff are welcome!

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September 22, 2014

CPH congratulates Dr. David Mannino, Professor and Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health, on his recognition as a Fellow of the European Respiratory Society. http://uknow.uky.edu/content/mannino-named-fellow-international-respiratory-society

Mannino Named Fellow of the International Respiratory Society | UKNow
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 22, 2014) — University of Kentucky College of Public Health professor Dr. David Mannino has been honored by the European Respiratory Society (ERS) as a Fellow of the ERS for his contributions to research, clinical leadership, and education in respiratory medicine. Mannino was…

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September 26, 2014

Congratulations to DrPH student, Moaz Abdelwadoud, for presenting his research on Hepatitis C during the AASLD/EASL Special Conference on Hepatitis C last week.

Costs, lack of referrals hinder patient access to HCV services in Egypt | Hepatology
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Hepatology | NEW YORK — Egyptians with hepatitis C virus infection face many barriers, including a lack of referral and counseling services and financial constraints, in gaining access to services for the virus, according to data presented at the AASLD/EASL Special Conference on Hepatitis C. R…

CPH students and staff take the ice bucket challenge! #alsicebucketchallenge

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We celebrated Talk Like a Pirate Day with our annual Welcome Back Lunch for students, faculty, and staff.

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CPH Welcome Back Lunch
We celebrated Talk Like a Pirate Day with our annual Welcome Back Lunch for students, faculty, and staff.

CPH students and staff take the ice bucket challenge! #alsicebucketchallenge

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September 19, 2014

The Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center is offering a training session on Radiation Emergency Response. Find out more about the course and how to register here: http://uknow.uky.edu/content/central-appalachian-regional-education-and-research-center-offers-training-radiation-emergen

Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center Offers Training on Radiation...
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 19, 2014) —In recent years there has been growing concern that terrorist threats could involve "agents of opportunity," or materials that are readily available in most communities around the country. An upcoming course, "REAC/TS Training: Radiation Emergency Response - Are You…

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September 18, 2014

Join us for the College of Public Health's 11th Annual Hall of Fame Luncheon on October 10th at 11:30 am at the Hyatt Regency downtown! This year, we are excited to honor the accomplishments and contributions of Dr. Samuel Matheny and Dr. Carolyn Williams. http://uknow.uky.edu/content/college-public-health-inducts-two-hall-fame

College of Public Health Inducts Two into Hall of Fame | UKNow
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 18, 2014) —The University of Kentucky College of Public Health will induct two new members into its Hall of Fame during the 11th Annual Hall of Fame celebration 11:30 a.m., Oct. 10, at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Lexington.

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September 18, 2014

Just in case you needed a reason to come to UK and Lexington, here are 27! #seeblue

27 Photos of Lexington-Fayette, KY That Will Make You Want To Move There
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Find out why Lexington-Fayette is the paradise that equestrian dreams are made of with these stunning shots.

Don't forget to register for the BPH Open House on September 24, 12pm-2pm: bit.ly/PubOpenHouse. The event takes place in CPH 115. Lunch will be provided!

Sydney Taylor, one of our pre-BPH students, talked to future Wildcats during the Indianapolis #seeblue Preview Night!

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Congratulations to student, Kaylee Hicks, for receiving a full scholarship to attend the National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation in Virginia next month!

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September 11, 2014

Our new BPH program is featured in UKNow this morning. Check out the story for details on the program and our Open House! http://uknow.uky.edu/content/new-opportunities-abound-six-uk-colleges-offer-new-majors-minors-certificates-and-graduate-p

New Opportunities Abound as Six UK Colleges Offer New Majors, Minors, Certificates and Graduate...
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 12, 2014) – From the University of Kentucky's College of Agriculture, Food and Environment (CAFE) to the College of Public Health and from undergraduate students to graduate and professional students, the university has several new majors, minors and certificate options to consi…

Join the College of Public Health for an Open House for the new BPH major! Learn more about the degree program and how it can benefit you!

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