College of Public Health students graduating

Caroline “Carrie” Holsinger
DrPH: Epidemiology

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.)

  • Dr. Ty Borders, professor and chair of the department of health management and policy in the UK College of Public Health, has been invited to serve on the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services for a four-year term.  The Committee, a part of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is a 21-member panel of nationally recognized experts in the area of rural health.  Dr. Borders’ term on the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services began this spring and will continue until April, 2019.

  • The Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC), based in the College of Public Health, has joined the Occupational Health and Safety Administration's (OSHA) National Safety Stand-Down initiative, running May 4-15.  The public safety campaign calls for all construction site managers to suspend work for a short period to review safety standards and protective measures.

  • The College of Public Health was well-represented at this year's Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) annual conference, as a faculty member and students were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments in the area of public health research.  Dr. Richard Kryscio, chair of the department of biostatistics, was awarded the Grand Mentor prize, which honors a professor who has made a positive impact on the research efforts of students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty.  Additionally, students John Flunker, Vera Pravosud, Aasha Hoogland, and Dessi Slavova received awards for their research presentations and posters.

Join the Conversation with the College of Public Health!

University of Kentucky College of Public Health shared a link.
May 22, 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Ty Borders, Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Management and Policy, on his recent appointment to the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services! http://www.aspph.org/kentucky-professor-named-to-national-advisory-committee/?c=1

ASPPH | Kentucky Professor Named to National Advisory Committee
aspph.org

Public health protects and improves the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations, locally and globally.

CPH Assistant Professor, Dr. Kate Eddens, and her daughter Ophelia, represented the College this weekend at the TechSavvy event at Kentucky State University. They provided middle school-aged girls with information about public health.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added new photos.

Congratulaions to our 2015 College of Public Health graduates! We celebrated our graduates and recognized our students for their many accomplishments at a Graduation Reception following on Commencement on Saturday, May 9th.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added 26 new photos to the album: CPH Graduation Reception.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added new photos.

CPH Graduation Reception
Congratulaions to our 2015 College of Public Health graduates! We celebrated our graduates and recognized our students for their many accomplishments at a Graduation Reception following on Commencement on Saturday, May 9th.

CPH Students, Faculty, Staff, and their families gathered at Dean Sanderson's farm on Friday, May 8th to celebrate graduation and the end of the academic year.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added 15 new photos to the album: Graduation Picnic at Dean Sanderson's Farm.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added new photos.

Graduation Picnic at Dean Sanderson's Farm
CPH Students, Faculty, Staff, and their families gathered at Dean Sanderson's farm on Friday, May 8th to celebrate graduation and the end of the academic year.

The Lexington Farmers Market at UK starts tomorrow! It will run every Wednesday until August 12, 3pm-6pm, on the lawn of the E.S. Good Barn (near Commonwealth Stadium).

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added new photos.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health updated their cover photo.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added new photos.

Congratulations to all of our graduates!

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added new photos.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health shared a link.
May 7, 2015

We are excited to see you at our Graduation activities this weekend! All CPH students, faculty, staff, as well as family and friends, are invited.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health shared their photo.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health

We are pleased to invite CPH students, faculty, and staff to the 2015 College of Public Health graduation activities! Family and friends are invited, too! Please RSVP to brandy.reeves@uky.edu if you plan to attend.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health updated their cover photo.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added new photos.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health shared a link.
May 6, 2015

Did you know the owner of Kentucky Derby winner, American Pharaoh, has a graduate degree in Public Health? You never know where a public health education may take you! http://tabletmag.com/scroll/190770/owner-of-kentucky-derby-winner-american-pharaoh-is-an-orthodox-jew

Meet the Egyptian-Jewish Owner of Kentucky Derby Winner American Pharaoh
tabletmag.com

On Saturday, like a tremendous machine, three-year-old bay colt American Pharaoh pushed ahead in the final furlong to take the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby. In a close second was Firing Line, followed by Dortmund. American Pharaoh is owned by Ahmed Zayat, head of Zayat Stables, a 200-pl...

On Friday, the College of Public Health and the department of Health Behavior recognized Dr. April Young for her outstanding contributions to the field of public health with an Outstanding Alumnus Award. We are proud to not only call Dr. Young one of our fine alumni, but also part of our faculty as well.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added 3 new photos.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added new photos.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health shared a link.
May 4, 2015

The Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC) is joining with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration's (OSHA) National Safety Stand-Down initiative, starting today. http://uknow.uky.edu/content/kiprc-urges-construction-workers-stand-down-safety

KIPRC Urges Construction Workers to Stand Down for Safety | UKNow
uknow.uky.edu

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 4, 2015) — The Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center based at the University of Kentucky has joined the Occupational Health and Safety Administration's National Safety Stand-Down initiative from May 4 to 15.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health shared a link.
May 1, 2015

Do finals have you stressed? Don't miss your chance to get a free massage during finals week! http://uknow.uky.edu/content/get-free-finals-week-massage-sab

Get a Free Finals Week Massage With SAB | UKNow
uknow.uky.edu

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 1, 2015) — Join Student Activities Board's Campus Life Committee as they host the last Massage on the Go of the semester from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, May 4, in the Hub of the University of Kentucky's William T. Young Library.

A few CPH students and faculty members are participating in Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) training in Ashland, KY today. It is great to have a strong CPH presence at the training, which focuses on creating a community-driven strategic planning process for improving community health.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added new photos.

Congratulations to Dr. Richard Kryscio, chair of the Department of Biostatistics, who was recently recognized with the Grand Mentor prize at the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) Annual Conference. Congratulations are also in order for students John Flunker, Vera Pravosud, Aasha Hoogland, and Dessi Slavova for receiving awards for their research presentations and posters at the event.

Congratulations to these outstanding CPH faculty members who recently received promotions: Dr. Steve Fleming, promoted to Professor in the Department of Epidemiology; Dr. Svetla Slavova, promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics; Dr. Corrine Williams, promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Health Behavior; and Dr. Robin Vanderpool, promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Health Behavior. We are so proud to have such accomplished faculty in our College!

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added 4 new photos.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added new photos.

We are pleased to invite CPH students, faculty, and staff to the 2015 College of Public Health graduation activities! Family and friends are invited, too! Please RSVP to brandy.reeves@uky.edu if you plan to attend.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added new photos.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health shared a link.
April 22, 2015

Join the College of Public Health and the Department of Health Behavior as we honor Dr. April Young, who has been selected as an Outstanding Alumnus by her peers. A reception will be held on Friday, May 1, 2015 from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm at the Hilary J. Boone Center. RSVP to the following link: http://bit.ly/1EKSuQa

Dr. April Young - UK CPH Outstanding Alumni Reception
eventbrite.com

The UK College of Public Health's Department of Health Behavior will be hosting a reception for Dr. April Young who was selected as an outstanding alumnus by her peers as part of the college's second annual Outstanding Alumni Awards. Dr. Young was nominated and selected as an Emerging Professional…

University of Kentucky College of Public Health shared a link.
April 21, 2015

Don't miss the Public Health Career Expo this Friday, April 24th from 12:00 pm-2:00 pm. The event will be held in Classrooms 101 and 103 of the James W. Stuckert Career Center. RSVP by Wednesday, April 22nd at http://bit.ly/1GhFPoj.

College of Public Health Spring Career Expo
eventbrite.com

Please join us for the first ever College of Public Health Spring Career Expo! Our goals for this event are two-fold: 1) provide a platform for various agencies/organizations to interact with a variety of our students and discuss potential career paths; and 2) to provide an opportunity to identify a…

The Public Health Services & Systems Research Keeneland Conference kicked off this morning! #phssrkc15

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added new photos.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health shared a link.
April 20, 2015

Congratulations to the recipients of the Dr. E. Richard "Rick" Brown Keeneland Conference scholarships from PHSSR and PBRNs, Rose Hardy, Shivani Murthy, and Karmen Williams! The Keeneland Conference will be held April 21-22. http://uknow.uky.edu/content/uk-public-health-research-center-names-2015-brown-scholars

UK Public Health Research Center Names 2015 Brown Scholars | UKNow
uknow.uky.edu

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 20, 2015) — The National Coordinating Center for Public Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR), based at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, and Public Health Practice-Based Research Networks (PBRNs) have announced recipients of the Dr. E. Richard “Rick”…

University of Kentucky College of Public Health shared a link.
April 17, 2015

If you were unable to attend yesterday's Wyatt Lecture, featuring Dr. Joseph Barry, a recording of the presentation is available here: http://connect.uky.edu/p5274fo6sw9/ .

Today, the College of Public Health welcomed Dr. Joseph Barry of Trinity College Dublin to campus for the inaugural Stephen W. Wyatt Lecture in Public Health. Dr. Barry's presentation on substance abuse in Ireland and the country's response to a public health concern of this kind was interesting and thought-provoking.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added 2 new photos.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added new photos.

Congratulations to UKSPHA for winning second place in the #KPHA2015 student awards!

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added new photos.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health shared a link.
April 15, 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Susan Pollock, assistant professor of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health, for being named a 2015 Public Health Hero by the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department! Dr. Pollack is one of only two individuals to receive this honor this year. http://www.kentucky.com/2015/04/13/3799544_board-of-health-honors-doctor.html?rh=1

Board of Health honors doctor, businesswoman as local public health heroes
kentucky.com

When the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department's Kevin Hall called Marian Guinn and Dr. Susan Pollack to inform them that they had won the 2015 Public Health Hero award, both women made sure that they could share the recognition. "They care more about the big picture than any sort of individual…