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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.)

  • Dr. Susan Pollack, manager of pediatric and adolescent injury prevention for the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center stresses the importance of appropriately buckling children into age-appropriate safety seats during National Child Passenger Safety Week, which is September 14-20. 

  • College of Public Health Professor, Dr. Glen Mays, was recently quoted in a Modern Healthcare article discussing the movement of employers to consumer-directed health plans in light of rising healthcare costs.  Dr. Mays specifically spoke to the decision employee spouses face when surcharges are imposed to cover spouses who may have other access to healthcare coverage.  "If you're facing paying a surcharge versus potentially going to a network that's potentially more restrictive, you may just choose to pay the fee," he stated.

  • This fall, the College of Public Health is offering its first undergraduate degree.  The Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) degree is the first professional undergraduate public health program in the state and will offer students a new opportunity to contribute to work that seeks to remedy long-standing health disparities in the Commonwealth and beyond.

Join the Conversation with the College of Public Health!

Don't forget to register for the BPH Open House on September 24, 12pm-2pm: bit.ly/PubOpenHouse. The event takes place in CPH 115. Lunch will be provided!

Sydney Taylor, one of our pre-BPH students, talked to future Wildcats during the Indianapolis #seeblue Preview Night!

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Congratulations to student, Kaylee Hicks, for receiving a full scholarship to attend the National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation in Virginia next month!

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September 11, 2014

Our new BPH program is featured in UKNow this morning. Check out the story for details on the program and our Open House! http://uknow.uky.edu/content/new-opportunities-abound-six-uk-colleges-offer-new-majors-minors-certificates-and-graduate-p

New Opportunities Abound as Six UK Colleges Offer New Majors, Minors, Certificates and Graduate...
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 12, 2014) – From the University of Kentucky's College of Agriculture, Food and Environment (CAFE) to the College of Public Health and from undergraduate students to graduate and professional students, the university has several new majors, minors and certificate options to consi…

Join the College of Public Health for an Open House for the new BPH major! Learn more about the degree program and how it can benefit you!

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September 9, 2014

A new video from the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC) aims to educate business owners on how investing in safety can both protect workers and save money. Check out the full story and the video here - http://uknow.uky.edu/content/%E2%80%9Csafety-cents%E2%80%9D-video-helps-business-owners-invest-safety-lower-costs

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Video Helps Business Owners Invest in Safety, Lower Costs � � � � LEXINGTON, Ky.

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September 9, 2014

Interested in learning more about the programs offered in the UK College of Public Health? Join us for a virtual fair Wednesday 9/10 11am-2pm and 6pm-9pm EST and Thursday 9/11 12pm-3pm and 6pm-9pm EST. Pre-register using the link below.

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September 8, 2014

Check out this cool animated map showing cigarette sales from 1970-2012.

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Wildcat is excited about our new BPH program! We've been sharing information at the #seeblue Preview Nights. Check out the schedule here: www.uky.edu/Admission/PreviewNights.

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A news conference was held on September 3rd to announce the award of a five-year $5 Million grant to the Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center, which is housed within the UK College of Public Health.

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News Conference Announcing CARERC $5 Million Grant
A news conference was held on September 3rd to announce the award of a five-year $5 Million grant to the Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center, which is housed within the UK College of Public Health.

The UK College of Public Health celebrates the success of the Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center (CARERC), which calls CPH home, on its award of a $5 Million five-year grant to support and advance occupational health and safety in the Central Appalachian Region. The award was announced at a news conference today. Congratulations to the CARERC!

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September 2, 2014

University of Kentucky College of Public Health shared Lexington-Fayette County Health Department's photo.

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Don't let the FLU BUG you this season. Our annual free flu shot event, which is called #FreeFluDriveThru this year, will be held 4-7PM Thursday, Oct. 9 at Imani Family Life Center. Save the date and make plans to stop by Imani on this date to get free flu shots for you and your family. We'll be announcing additional details in the coming weeks. So keep an eye here or follow us on Twitter @LFCHD.

Four representatives from the UK College of Public Health recently attended a community health coalition meeting in Southeastern Kentucky. Dr. Angela Carman, Margaret McGladrey, and students, Olivia Whitman and Justine Maxwell participated in the event, which highlighted the power of collective impact in the improvement of community health.

We had a great time during the CPH cookout during K Week 2014. We had a great turnout!

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CPH K Week Cookout 2014
We had a great time during the CPH cookout during K Week 2014. We had a great turnout!

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University of Kentucky College of Public Health added new photos.

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University of Kentucky College of Public Health added new photos.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added a new photo.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added new photos.

Great day for a cookout on campus as we welcomed back students and spread the word about Public Health!

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We're having a great time at the Lexington Legends game!

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CPH students volunteered with FUSION at God's Pantry! We had such a great time giving back to the community!

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FUSION Volunteering 2014!
CPH students volunteered with FUSION at God's Pantry! We had such a great time giving back to the community!

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August 25, 2014

Dr. Julia Costich speaks today as part of the Affordable Care Act: Southern States Overview presented by the Rockefeller Institute, the Brookings Institution, and the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania. Watch it live on CSPAN at 1:30 pm. http://cs.pn/1t6oTKS

Discussion on Health Care Implementation in the South
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The State University of New York and the University of Pennsylvania host a discussion on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in seven southern states: Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Maryland,…

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August 24, 2014

Department of Health Behavior assistant professor, Christina Studts, is a contributing columnist in today's Herald-Leader. Take a look at the article here: http://www.kentucky.com/2014/08/24/3393594/does-your-disruptive-child-need.html

Does your disruptive child need help? | Bluegrass Moms | Kentucky.com
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Should I be concerned about my child's disruptive behavior?

Welcome to our incoming MHA students! They're on campus today for New Student Orientation.

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