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.)

  • College of Public Health researchers Dr. Kate Eddens, Dr. Tom Tucker, Dr. Rick Crosby, and Tom Collins lend their insight to an article in this week's Newsweek, concerning the cancer epidemic in Appalachian Kentucky.  Read the complete article here.

  • Dr. Richard Clayton, Professor Emeritus in the department of Health Behavior, was one of a select group of prominent speakers asked to participate this spring in the Texas A&M Distinguished Lecture Series.  The series, which is sponsored by the Department of Health & Kinesiology, invites leaders in health education, kinesiology, sport management, and physical activity to present their research to faculty and staff.  Dr. Clayton is the first speaker from the University of Kentucky to participate in the lecture series.

  • An article co-authored by Jennifer Redmond Knight, DrPH, Assistant Professor in the department of Health Management and Policy, appears in the June 2015 issue of Preventing Chronic Disease: Public Health Research, Practice, and Policy.  The article examines barriers that prevent Kentuckians from participating in colorectal cancer screenings.  Most common among these barriers are attitudes and beliefs, issues related to health care providers and systems, and cost of participating.  The full journal article, "Understanding Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening in Kentucky," can be viewed here.

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July 24, 2015

Big public health news about malaria today! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/11756809/Worlds-first-malaria-vaccination-approved-after-30-years-of-trials.html

World's first malaria vaccination approved after 30 years of trials
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The European Medicines Agency has approved the world's first malaria vaccination - meaning that it could be administered to children across Africa within the next few years

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July 23, 2015

The Executive Healthcare Leadership Development Program, of which the College of Public Health is a part, is thriving in its seventh year. Read more about it on UKNow. http://uknow.uky.edu/content/uk-executive-healthcare-leadership-program-thriving-0

UK Executive Healthcare Leadership Program is Thriving | UKNow
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 23, 2015) — When a new program reaches its second year, it officially can be referred to as an annual event. By the time it reaches its third year, it is very likely on its way to sustained success. And, by the time that program is ready to begin its seventh year, you would have…

MPH student, Audra Putt, recently completed her practicum hours at the Bluegrass Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living. She traveled throughout the district with agency professionals as they conducted Homecare and Consumer Driven Option home visits and completed the quality assurance evaluation process of monitoring senior activities.

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July 21, 2015

CPH's own Dr. Kate Eddens, Dr. Tom Tucker, Dr. Rick Crosby, and Tom Collins are quoted in this week's Newsweek story concerning the cancer epidemic in Appalachian Kentucky. Read the full article here: http://www.newsweek.com/cancer-epidemic-central-appalachia-354857

The Cancer Epidemic in Central Appalachia
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America’s energy addiction is killing Kentucky.

Lauren Barker, an MPH student in Health Behavior, is completing her practicum at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. She’s working with the Division of Communications in the Department of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention doing research for their new sugar sweetened-beverage campaign. In this picture, she is standing in front of LA City Hall where they held a press conference for tobacco-free baseball.

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Yailet Cruz, MPH student in Environmental Health, is working this summer at L-3 Communications Systems-East in Camden, New Jersey. L-3 CSE specializes in the design, development, and production of integrated communication systems supporting space, ground, air, and naval operations. As the Environmental Health and Safety Summer Intern, Yailet conducts safety and health audits, participates in federal and state inspections, and more. She also does employee training and is responsible for industrial hygiene studies to reduce occupational exposures.

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July 17, 2015

Congratulations to DrPH alumnus, Dr. Swannie Jett, for recently being named President of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). We don't mean to brag, but Dr. Jett is actually replacing another DrPH alum, Dr. Georgia Heise, who just finished her term as NACCHO president!

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July 16, 2015

This spring, Dr. Richard Clayton, Professor Emeritus in the department of Health Behavior, was one of a select group of prominent speakers asked to participate in the Texas A&M University's Distinguished Lecture Series, sponsored by the Department of Health & Kinesiology. The lecture series invites leaders in health education, kinesiology, sport management, and physical activity to present their research. More information, including a recording of Dr. Clayton's presentation, is available here: http://hlkndls.tamu.edu/2015-speakers

2015 Speakers | Health & Kinesiology Distinguished Lecture Series
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Areas of Specialization: Worksite health promotion, social marketing of health promotion, and behavioral change interventions

Daniel Cannon, BPH student and CPH Ambassador, is doing a summer internship at Norton Healthcare. He is implementing a pilot program that will greatly improve the delivery of care and raise patient survey results. In this picture, Daniel is presenting a binder that he designed to educate care team members on Service Recovery methods in an effective, visually appealing way. #publichealth #internship

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July 14, 2015

Assistant Professor of Health Management and Policy, Jennifer Redmond Knight, DrPH, has authored an article, published in the most recent issue of Preventing Chronic Disease. The article examines barriers preventing Kentuckians from participating in colorectal cancer screenings. Read the full article here: http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2015/14_0586.htm

Understanding Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening in Kentucky
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Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD) is a peer-reviewed electronic journal established by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. PCD provides an open exchange of information and knowledge among researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and others who strive to improve…

The College of Public Health is excited to welcome three new members of our faculty this summer. Dr. Olga Vsevolozhskaya, Dr. Kathi Harp, and Dr. Hefei Wen have joined the College this month. http://www.uky.edu/publichealth/about/news/2015-07-13/college-public-health-welcomes-three-new-faculty-members

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July 13, 2015

MPH alumnus, Nicholas Hines, is doing big things in The Aloha State and he has some great advice for current students pursuing public health as a career. To see what Nicholas has been doing since graduating from CPH, click the link below to view our most recent Alumni Spotlight.

BPH student, Kori Otero, is interning with Lexington Ronald McDonald House this summer. The internship consists of RMHC survey compilation and reporting, assist the Volunteer & Guest Services Manager in the execution of guest activities, design and implementation of communication pieces, assist the House Manager in the day-to-day operations of the House, photography of events and activities at the House and writing and editing for House programs.

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July 10, 2015

Congratulations to Assistant Dean for Research, Margaret McGladrey, for receiving the 2015 Student Forum Paper Award from the American Sociological Association. https://www.as.uky.edu/margaret-mcgladrey-selected-2015-recipient-american-sociological-association-student-forum-paper

Margaret McGladrey Selected as the 2015 Recipient of the American Sociological Association...
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The American Sociological Association (ASA) named Margaret McGladrey, Assistant Dean for Research for the College of Public Health and part-time Ph.D. student in the Department of Sociology, the 2015 recipient of the Student Forum Paper Award.

MPH student Denerica Curry just finished her practicum in Dodowa, Ghana, with Dodowa District Hospital. Here she is with the nursing team from Dodowa District Outreach Center. They just finished a school health clinic.

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July 6, 2015

Dr. James Holsinger, Wethington Endowed Chair in the Health Sciences and Professor of Preventive Medicine and Health Management & Policy, recently participated in a programming site visit to China through the UK Confucius Institute and Education Abroad. http://uknow.uky.edu/content/uk-faculty-explore-new-ea-opportunities-china

UK Faculty Explore New EA Opportunities in China | UKNow
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 6, 2015) — The University of Kentucky Confucius Institute and UK Education Abroad recently collaborated to offer a programming site visit to China. The visit allowed faculty and staff members from across different colleges to learn first-hand about international higher education…

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July 2, 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Heather Bush, associate professor in the CPH department of biostatistics, on her appointment as the inaugural Kate Spade & Company Foundation Endowed Professor in the UK Center for Violence Against Women. http://uknow.uky.edu/content/bush-appointed-kate-spade-co-endowed-professor-center-research-violence-against-women

Bush Appointed Kate Spade & Co. Endowed Professor in the Center for Research on Violence Against...
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 2, 2015) — Last week, the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees appointed Heather Bush as the inaugural Kate Spade & Company Foundation Endowed Professor in the UK Center for Research on Violence Against Women (CRVAW). Bush is an associate professor in the Department of Biost…

Congratulations to faculty and alumni of the Department of Health Behavior who have authored an article published in this month's issue of Maternal and Child Health Journal. The article, titled "Three Positive Parenting Practices and Their Correlation with Risk of Childhood Developmental, Social, or Behavioral Delays: An Analysis of the National Survey of Children's Health," was written by associate professors Dr. Corrine M. Williams, Dr. Linda A. Alexander, and Dr. Robin C. Vanderpool, and Public Health alumni Sarah Cprek and Ibitola Asaolu.

The ERC students visited a mine in eastern Kentucky for their field studies class. Can't wait to see what this next generation of public health students will do!

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June 29, 2015

A recent study by researchers in the Rural Cancer Prevention Center (RCPC) suggests a connection between fatalistic beliefs and completion of the HPV vaccine in young Appalachian women. Read more about the study here: http://uknow.uky.edu/content/fatalistic-beliefs-may-prevent-appalachian-women-completing-hpv-vaccination-series

Fatalistic Beliefs May Prevent Appalachian Women from Completing HPV Vaccination Series | UKNow
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 25, 2015) – Could a fatalistic attitude toward cervical cancer serve as a barrier to prevention of the disease? A recent study conducted by University of Kentucky researchers in the Rural Cancer Prevention Center suggests a link between fatalistic beliefs and completion of the h…

Just a reminder to register for next week's SOPHAS Virtual Fair! Learn more about programs in public health, including the University of Kentucky! We'll be chatting Wednesday July 8 and Thursday July 9.

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One of our recent MPH graduates, Natalie Jones, is completing her global health certificate in Mutare, Zimbabwe. She's working at the Old Mutare Mission Children's Home and Africa University Student Health Clinic.

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Our students are doing amazing things! Eboneka Coleman is interning this summer with Susan G. Komen in Washington DC. She recently got to meet Joan Lunden during an event.

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Today we had a dessert potluck to say goodbye to Dr. Howard. We sure will miss you!

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