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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.)

Join the Conversation with the College of Public Health!

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July 28, 2014

What do you think? Will you be fist bumping instead of shaking hands?

Fist Bump Your Doctor? It May Be Less Germy - NBC News
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Could a fist bump be a cleaner, better way for people to greet each other, especially in germy hospitals? British researchers have done an experiment that se...

The College of Public Health looks forward to Professor Julia Costich's presentation on Kentucky's response and implementation of the Affordable Care Act at a National Press Club Forum on August 25th. We are proud to have faculty who represent not only the University, but the state as well, at such meaningful events.

Congratulations to our own David Fardo, Professor in the Biostatistics Department, for being awarded the 2014 Asao Hirano Prize from the American Association of Neuropathologists. Dr. Fardo, along with Dr. Peter Nelson of the Sanders-Brown Center for Aging, received the award for best paper presented on neurodegenerative diseases at the AANP's annual conference.

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July 22, 2014

Have some time to spare? Check out a few of these videos about Public Health!

30 TED Talks Everybody in Public Health Should Watch | Smart Health Claims
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Sharing powerful stories from his anti-obesity project in Huntington, W. Va., TED Prize winner Jamie Oliver makes the case for an all-out assault on our ignorance of food.

Students: What are you doing this summer for your practicum?

Want to follow our alumni making an impact around the world? Be sure to join the discussion tomorrow when UK CPH alumnus Lazarus Eze begins his new public health themed radio program in Nigeria called #TalkHealth9ja.

The UK College of Public Health congratulates faculty member, Douglas Scutchfield, MD, on his appointment to the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Public Health for a three-year term. In this role, Dr. Scutchfield will provide advice and direction to the Journal’s Editorial staff, including the Editor-in-Chief.

Cool infograph on the health benefits of quitting tobacco!

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CPH Professor and Director of the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Services & Systems Research, Glen Mays, is speaking on Capitol Hill tomorrow concerning changes in the delivery and financing of public health services across the country. We are proud to have faculty who lend their talents and their voices to public health advocacy of this kind. Congratulations to Dr. Mays!

Always excited to hear about and share news from CPH alumni! Just heard that CPH alumnus Georgia Heise took the helm as the new president of the National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) and that another alumnus, Swannie Jett, is the president elect! Did we mention their health districts each won model practice awards as well?

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July 11, 2014

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Join the WE CARE movement and walk to end violence at 6 p.m. tomorrow, July 12, starting at Duncan Park. Can't make it to the peace walk? Just turn on your porch light to show your support! For more information, including other upcoming peace walk dates, view the image below. Please share this information so we can all show that we care about the future of our community.

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July 11, 2014

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They're here! The Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP) regional reports give you a snapshot of Kentuckians' views on various health related topics, based on where they live. Check it out: http://bit.ly/U5nhSe

Photos from press conference about UK receiving $3.75 million CDC grant for Rural Cancer Prevention Center Read more here - http://uknow.uky.edu/content/uk-receives-375-million-community-based-rural-cancer-prevention

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Check out the upgrade to the CPH building!

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July 9, 2014

Have you heard the exciting news?! Our Rural Cancer Prevention Center received a $3.75 million grant from the CDC to promote colorectal cancer screening in Central Appalachia!

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July 9, 2014

The Lexington Farmer's Market will be on campus TODAY 3pm-6pm at Commonwealth Stadium. Wondering what fruits and veggies are in season? Check out this helpful guide!

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July 8, 2014

Good news for you java junkies!

5 reasons to drink coffee before your workout
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Half of Americans start their day with coffee. Exercising after downing a cup of coffee may offer a weight-loss advantage.

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July 3, 2014

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Childhood Vaccines Again Deemed Generally Safe
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The latest analysis of childhood vaccines confirms they're generally safe. The report should be reassuring to parents, the researchers say. For example, there still is no evidence the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine causes autism. Nor is there any proof vaccines cause childhood leukemia. ...

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July 2, 2014

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July 1, 2014

For our out-of-town students as they make their way to Lexington this August!

21 Things You Need To Know About Lexington Before you Move There
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The perfect mix of old-fashioned Southern charm and urban excitement, Lexington won't just be your horse's new favorite city.

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June 30, 2014

We'll be participating in the upcoming SOPHAS Virtual Fair on July 9 and 10. Want to learn more about the UK College of Public Health? Feel free to join us! We'll be answering questions online 11am-2pm EST each day and 6pm-8pm on July 9 and 4:30pm-6:30pm on July 10. Follow this link to register: www.careereco.com/events/SOPHAS.

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June 27, 2014

Today is National HIV Testing Day! To find a testing site near you visit http://m.hivtest.cdc.gov or text your zip code to "KNOW IT" (566948).

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Find free, fast, and confidential HIV and STD testing sites near you. Your results will return sites that offer HIV and various types of STD testing.

We're spreading the word about the BPH at see blue U orientation! Have questions? Stop by our table at the White Hall Classroom Building from Noon-3pm!

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