College of Public Health students graduating


Posted: April 19, 2018

Five student researchers and one faculty member earned awards at College of Public Health Research Day, held April 13 in conjunction with the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science Conference. They are:


Oral Presentation Winner: Radmila Choate, PhD student in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, for “Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Impact on Severity of Bronchiectasis.”


Honorable Mention: Elizabeth Rhodus, PhD student in Gerontology, for “Behaviors Characteristic of Autism Spectrum Disorder in a Geriatric Cohort with Mild Cognitive Impairment of Early Dementia.”


Posted: April 19, 2018

On April 6, 2018, the Beta Gamma chapter of Delta Omega, the honorary in public health, welcomed 20 new members. Dr. Julia Costich, chapter president, presided as - for the first time ever - Beta Gamma welcomed undergraduate majors in Public Health alongside graduate students, faculty, and alumni. The 2018 inductees to Delta Omega are:




Riley Krieg      

Kathleen Roggemann

Alexa Sturgill  

McKayla Hamlin        

Joshua Musalia          

Posted: April 17, 2018

Is there a genetic cause underlying the epidemic of obesity and metabolic syndrome, particularly among African Americans? An interdisciplinary team led by Dr.

Posted: April 12, 2018

A pair of reports from the Rural and Underserved Health Research Center  at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health shed new light on the scope of practice of rural family physicians.


Posted: April 3, 2018

Alternative methods of pain management have been a topic of discussion as the United States grapples with the opioid and heroin epidemic. The legalization of cannabis has often been suggested as a possible alternative but little scientific research existed examining the relationship between cannabis laws and rates of opioid prescribing.

Posted: April 3, 2018

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s Board of Health has selected Svetla Slavova, PhD, of the University of Kentucky College of Public Health as the 2018 Dr. Rice C. Leach Public Health Hero. The award is given annually to individuals who have demonstrated their dedication to improving the health of Lexington residents. The winner is announced each April as part of National Public Health Week (April 2-8, 2018).

Posted: March 27, 2018

How might a widely-prescribed nerve pain medication be contributing to the epidemic of opioid-related deaths? A new multi-site study and resulting publication by lead author Dr.

Posted: March 20, 2018

Most cases of invasive breast cancer are diagnosed in working-age women, making employment issues a top concern of many breast cancer patients, but especially low-wage workers who may not have the benefit of paid leave or flexible work arrangements.


Posted: March 15, 2018

Neil B. Horsley, who graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Public Health with a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology in 2017, and is currently pursuing his MD at the UK College of Medicine, has been awarded a Professional Student Mentored Research Fellowship by the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science.