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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.)

  • University of Kentucky College of Public Health associate dean for academic and faculty affairs, Dr. Kathryn Cardarelli, has been selected as a 2014-2015 Southeastern Conference (SEC) Academic Leadership Development Program (ALDP) fellow. The program is a professional development initiative with the goal of identifying, preparing and advancing academic leaders for roles in institutions within the SEC and beyond.

  • College of Public Health Associate Professor in Health Behavior, Dr. Linda Alexander, has been working with the local office of the Susan G. Komen Foundation on an initiative to address health disparities among socially and economically disadvantaged populations.  The effort, Colors of Promise, seeks to combat the evidence that, although a higher incidence of breast cancer appears in the white population, there is a higher rate of mortality among black and Latino communities.

  • The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UK, which is administered through the College of Public Health, will celebrate its 50th Anniversary at a Lifelong Learning Jubilee on Wednesday, October 29th at 10:45 a.m. at Keeneland's Keene Barn and Entertainment Center.  Over the last 50 years, the program has enabled the achievement of fifty-three degrees, including five doctoral degrees, and today offers a variety of courses in a number of disciplines, including humanities, technology, foreign languages, the arts, and wellness.

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October 24, 2014

Congratulations to CPH Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs, Dr. Katie Cardarelli, on her selection as a SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellow! http://www.aspph.org/kentuckys-associate-dean-named-an-academic-leadership-development-program-fellow/

ASPPH | Kentucky’s Associate Dean Named an Academic Leadership Development Program Fellow
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Public health protects and improves the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations, locally and globally.

Capt. Doug Thoroughman discussed facts about the Ebola virus with the crowd.

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CPH welcomed Public Health Officer, Capt. Doug Thoroughman to campus to kick off our Grand Rounds with a discussion of his work combating the Ebola crisis in West Africa.

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Grand Rounds with Capt. Doug Thoroughman, October 23, 2014
CPH welcomed Public Health Officer, Capt. Doug Thoroughman to campus to kick off our Grand Rounds with a discussion of his work combating the Ebola crisis in West Africa.

CPH is excited to welcome Public Health Officer, Capt. Doug Thoroughman to campus today to kick off our Grand Rounds with a discussion of his work combating the Ebola crisis in West Africa.

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October 23, 2014

Seeing our faculty make a difference in our community never gets old. Keep up the great work, Dr. Alexander!

Merlene Davis: Church fans share message about breast cancer that minority populations need to...
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Pink is just not one of my favorite colors. But because last Sunday was "Pink the Pews" day at my church and some 30 other houses of worship, I found a top in my closet that would publicly declare my solidarity with the fight to end breast cancer.

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October 22, 2014

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute will celebrate its 50th Anniversary on Wednesday, October 29 at 10:45 a.m. in the Keene Barn and Entertainment Center at Keeneland. For more information on the Institute and the event, go here: http://uknow.uky.edu/content/olli-celebrates-50th-anniversary-lifelong-learning-uk

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October 21, 2014

CPH is happy to learn of another alumnus who is lending support to the effort to fight the spread of the Ebola virus. DrPH alumnus, Dr. Swannie Jett, is among a group of 60 airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard who are traveling to West Africa on a humanitarian mission. For more on this story, see this link: http://www.whas11.com/news/Airmen-from-Ky-Air-National-Guard-heading-to-West-Africa-to-fight-Ebola-virus--277938411.html#

Airmen from Ky. Air National Guard head to West Africa to fight Ebola virus
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About 60 airmen, from the Kentucky Air National Guard, are heading to West Africa and will be supporting the effort to fight the Ebola virus.

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October 20, 2014

UK College of Public Health was proud to see alumnus, Dr. Daniel Saman, recently featured on CNN's New Day to discuss the dangerous myths and misconceptions about the Ebola virus. Dr. Saman, who received his MPH and DrPH in Epidemiology from UK CPH, serves as the Chief Epidemiologist at Health Watch USA. http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2014/10/19/ndw-dangers-of-ebola-daniel-saman.cnn.html

The dangers of Ebola myths

Dr. Daniel Saman discusses the dangers of Ebola myths as we head into flu season.

Join the College of Public Health at the UK Academic Majors Fair on October 24, 10am-2pm in the Grand Ballroom of the Student Center. Learn more about the majors at UK, including the new Bachelor of Public Health degree!

Please join us next Friday, October 24th, for our Dress for Success event. The presentation will be held at the College of Public Health in classroom 207 at noon.

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October 15, 2014

CPH welcomes Capt. Doug Thoroughman for our first Grand Rounds of the semester to discuss his experience combating the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa. Join us on Thursday, October 23rd at 11:30 a.m. See http://www.uky.edu/publichealth/about/news/2014-10-15/college-public-health-host-grand-rounds-discussing-ebola-epidemic for more details.

Great night for the #seeblue Preview Night in Nashville. Our BPH bracelets have been very popular--they're almost gone!

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October 13, 2014

CPH congratulates Dr. Glen Mays, professor and director of the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Services & Systems Research on a successful week of speaking engagements and presentations in British Columbia, Canada. For a full account of Dr. Mays' insights from the trip, visit http://publichealtheconomics.org/2014/10/13/northern-lights-canadian-insight-on-bridging-public-health-and-health-care-delivery-to-improve-population-health/.

Northern Lights: Canadian Insight on Bridging Public Health and Health Care Delivery to Improve...
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The United States and Canada have long compared the relative performance of their medical care systems in order to identify pathways for improvement, but the public health systems of these two coun...

Pretty cool graphic from the CDC.

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Many thanks to those who came out to join us this morning at our tailgate. Good times and a big win for the Wildcats!

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Chilly this morning? Join us at our Family Weekend Tailgate! Lots of good food and warm drinks! #cph #seeblue #seeph

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Great turnout today at our 11th Annual Hall of Fame Celebration. We're excited to welcome our two newest members, Dr. Samuel Matheny and Dr. Carolyn Williams!

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We are in Ashland, KY for the #seeblue Preview Night!

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Don’t forget to join us this Saturday morning for our family weekend tailgate (see the flyer below)! We’ll be providing breakfast treats from Cosi (while supplies last) and enjoying a beautiful Saturday outside Commonwealth Stadium! If you’re interested in coming, but not interested in dealing with traffic or parking, Lextran offers a UK Football Shuttle ($5 roundtrip tickets) with several pickup locations around the campus/downtown area.

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Remember how excited you were for picture day as a kid? Take a trip down memory lane and stop by CPH Suite 118 to have your professional picture made for your LinkedIn profile! See the flyer below for details.

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October 3, 2014

Putting public health knowledge to good use.

No, Seriously, How Contagious Is Ebola?
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A man with Ebola spent four days out in the Dallas community, possibly infecting others. So why are health officials so sure they can stop Ebola from spreading?

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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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By UK Receives $1.8 Million to Combat Obesity LEXINGTON, Ky.

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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…