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A message from Dr. Eli Capilouto about the College of Public Health. Join us as we produce the leaders of tomorrow. The leaders who will revolutionize the future of public health.

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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 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.

  • College of Public Health Alumnus, Dr. Swannie Jett, is among a group of 60 airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard who are traveling to West Africa to support an effort to fight the spread of the Ebola virus in that area.  Dr. Jett, who received his DrPH from the UK College of Public Health, will work with fellow members of Louisville's 123rd Contingency Response Group to set up a cargo hub in Senegal to ensure that medical supplies and personnel get to the areas of the region that have been affected the most by the epidemic. 

  • The College of Public Health welcomes Capt. Doug Thoroughman, PhD, MS for its first Grand Rounds of the semester to speak about his work combating the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa.  The seminar, titled “Confronting Ebola and Other Public Health Crises: Perspective from a Career Epidemiology Field Officer,” will be held on Thursday, October 23rd at 11:30 am in Room 115 of the Nursing BuildingLunch will be provided.  RSVPs for the seminar should be made by October 21st to Nicole Howard.

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