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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.)

  • The College of Public Health is offering a series of workshops this semester geared toward preparing graduate students to conduct health-related research.  The Research 101 series begins Monday, January 26th, and will address topics such as the importance of health research, how to get started with research, and how to acquire funding for this type of project.  The workshops are free and open to graduate students in any college who have a research interest related to public health. 

  • College of Public Health Professor, Dr. F. Douglas Scutchfield, has joined with printmaker and King Library Press director, Paul Holbrook, to edit a collection of letters written in the 1950s and 1960s between Trappist monk, writer, and philosopher, Thomas Merton, and Lexington residents, Victor and Carolyn Hammer.  The newly-published book, The Letters of Thomas Merton and Victor and Carolyn Hammer: Ad Majorem Dei Glorium, documents the close relationship and intellectual correspondence between three accomplished individuals, who all resided in Kentucky during that time.

  • A multi-disciplinary team of researchers based at the College of Public Health has recently completed a national study of successful partnerships between hospitals, public health departments, and other stakeholders.  The findings of the study provided the basis for eleven recommendations, intended help hospital, public health department, and other community leaders and policy makers in developing strong partnerships dedicated to improving community health.

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January 23, 2015

How are those New Year's resolutions working out? Take a look at this article for tips on how to maintain your resolve and reach your goals. http://www.tennessean.com/story/life/health/2015/01/22/rethink-new-years-resolutions/21461349/

Rethink New Year’s resolutions
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If you made New Year's resolutions, how are they going? For many, this is when resolve starts to wane. Psychologist Anna Settle advises that to make meaningful change, we should shift focus to the process rather than the outcome.

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January 22, 2015

Our Research 101 workshop series is featured in today's UKNow! Check out the story here: http://uknow.uky.edu/content/college-public-health-hosts-workshops-guiding-graduate-research

College of Public Health Hosts Workshops Guiding Graduate Research | UKNow
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 22, 2014) — The University of Kentucky College of Public Health is offering a series of workshops throughout the 2015 spring semester to prepare graduate students to conduct health-related research. The college's Research 101 series provides students with expert instruction on g…

Students: join us for our first Research 101 presentation on January 26 at 11am! Check out the flyer of events for the rest of the semester. These are going to be great sessions to learn all about research.

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The College of Public Health welcomes back all of our students as Spring semester classes begin today! Here's to a great semester!

Join us Wednesday January 21 for the SOPHAS Virtual Fair! This is a great chance to learn more about the programs offered in the UK College of Public Health. We'll be chatting 12:30pm-2:30pm and 5:30pm-7:30pm. Sign up here: https://www.careereco.com/Fair/EventDetails?fairId=254f29b3-6fbd-49e3-a546-a3f801521a4f

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The College of Public Health welcomes Dr. Beth Hunter as a new Assistant Professor in the Graduate Center for Gerontology. With a research interest in chronic health management, physical function/participation and health disparities, we are happy to have her join the CPH family.

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January 8, 2015

If you couldn't make it to December Commencement, but would like to see the ceremony, you're in luck. The videotaped events will air on UKTV Channel 16 beginning January 9th. http://uknow.uky.edu/content/december-2014-commencement-ceremonies-replayed-uktv-channel-16

December 2014 Commencement Ceremonies Replayed on UKTV Channel 16 | UKNow
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 8, 2014) ― More than 900 students participated in the University of Kentucky's December 2014 Commencement ceremonies for graduate students and undergraduates Dec. 19. The events were videotaped and will air on UKTV Channel 16 (on Time Warner Cable in Lexington) beginning this Fr…

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January 6, 2015

CPH Professor Dr. Douglas Scutchfield's recently-published book of letters between Thomas Merton and Lexington residents, Victor and Carolyn Hammer, was recently featured in a Lexington Herald-Leader article. Read more about it here: http://www.kentucky.com/2015/01/03/3623097_book-celebrates-renaissance-minds.html?rh=1

Book celebrates Renaissance minds of three Kentucky intellectuals and artists | Education |...
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"These people created, out of their ideas, conversations and mutual respect and affection, some things of absolute beauty," said UK public health professor F. Douglas Scutchfield. "Whether written or painted or printed, these were the products of Renaissance minds that were for the greater glory of…

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January 6, 2015

A research team based in the College of Public Health and led by Dr. Lawrence Prybil has completed a national study of successful partnerships between hospitals, public health departments, and others. Read more about the study in today's UKNow: http://uknow.uky.edu/content/public-health-research-team-completes-national-study-health-partnerships

Public Health Research Team Completes National Study of Health Partnerships | UKNow
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 6, 2015) — A multi-disciplinary team of researchers based at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health has completed a national study of successful partnerships between hospitals, public health departments and other stakeholders.

We are gearing up for a great Spring semester! Happy 2015 to CPH students, faculty, staff, and friends!

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In this season of year-end celebration, our friends and alumni may be considering charitable giving options before 2014 closes. We hope you will keep the UK College of Public Health in mind in these philanthropic plans. If you need more information about giving, including making an online contribution, please see: http://www.uky.edu/publichealth/about/giving-college.

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Congratulations to all students graduating from UK today (especially our CPH graduates)!

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December 18, 2014

Congratulations to CPH Epidemiology graduate student William Witt for winning first place in anthropology and sociology at the Kentucky Academy of Science 100th Annual Meeting in November! http://uknow.uky.edu/content/uk-students-win-kentucky-academy-science-research-competitions

UK Students Win Kentucky Academy of Science Research Competitions | UKNow
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 18, 2014) — Thirteen University of Kentucky students took home top honors at the Kentucky Academy of Science 100th Annual Meeting in November, where hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students from Kentucky colleges and universities participated in research competitions.

On Friday, December 12th, the College of Public Health faculty and staff gathered for a holiday celebration. Awards were presented to members of the CPH family who have given 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 years of service to the College. Additionally, Margaret McGladrey, Assistant Dean for Research, was awarded the Employee of the Year Award for her outstanding service. Our most sincere congratulations to her!

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Holiday Celebration and All Hands Meeting - December 2014
On Friday, December 12th, the College of Public Health faculty and staff gathered for a holiday celebration. Awards were presented to members of the CPH family who have given 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 years of service to the College. Additionally, Margaret McGladrey, Assistant Dean for Research, was awarded the Employee of the Year Award for her outstanding service. Our most sincere congratulations to her!

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December 15, 2014

Congratulations to College of Public Health faculty members, Dr. Robin Vanderpool and Dr. Bin Huang, on their recent grant awards from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more about their special interest projects involving cancer research in today's UKNow. http://uknow.uky.edu/content/uk-researchers-awarded-cdc-grants-cancer-research-appalachia

UK Researchers Awarded CDC Grants for Cancer Research in Appalachia | UKNow
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 15, 2014) – Two University of Kentucky researchers have been awarded $1.62 million in grants through special interest projects from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Good luck to all of our students!

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December 12, 2014

Dr. Anna Hoover, Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy, is featured on the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences' (NIEHS) website. Take a look at her Grantee Profile here: http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/supported/dert/programs/peph/grantee-highlights/

Grantee Highlights
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Grantee Highlights Partnerships for Environmental Public Health Table of Contents Anna Goodman Hoover, Ph.D. - Taking Time to Dialogue with Stakeholders Neasha Graves – Translating Environmental Health Research Through Education Viola “Vi” Waghiyi – Fighting for Environmental Justice in the Arctic J…

The CPH holiday social is in full swing! Join us at Pazzo's until 7!

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CPH congratulates Dr. Douglas Scutchfield on the publication of a letter collection titled "The Letters of Thomas Merton and Victor and Carolyn Hammer: Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam." Dr. Scutchfield co-edited the volume, and its publication will be commemorated at a special event on Friday, December 12, at 6:00 p.m. at the Art Museum at UK.