College of Public Health students graduating

Caroline “Carrie” Holsinger
DrPH: Epidemiology

Each month we spotlight a student currently enrolled in the college. We'll discuss their interests, their career aspirations, and what they like about the college.

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.)

  • Faculty members and alumni from the College of Public Health department of health behavior authored an article recently selected for publication in Maternal and Child Health Journal.  The article, titled "Three Positive Parenting Practices and Their Correlation with Risk of Childhood Developmental, Social, or Behavioral Delays: An Analysis of the National Survey of Children's Health," was written by associate professor Corrine M. Williams, ScD, MS; associate professor, Linda A. Alexander, EdD; associate professor, Robin C. Vanderpool, DrPH; and Public Health alumni Sarah Cprek and Ibitola Asaolu.

  • A recent study by researchers in the UK Rural Cancer Prevention Center (RCPC) suggests a connection between fatalistic beliefs and completion of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in young women in Appalachian Kentucky.  Fatalism involves the idea that a person has limited control over their own health and that health outcomes are determined by fate.  The RCPC study found that women who indicated they held fatalistic beliefs about what they perceived to be a lack of control over their health and, specifically, cervical cancer, had a significantly lower likelihood of completing the HPV vaccination series.  The RCPC is housed within the College of Public Health.

  • Dr. Tisha Johnson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health, has been elected Chair of the Council of Preventive Medicine Residency Directors, sponsored by the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM).  The Council provides opportunity for information sharing and discussion of issues of concern to Preventive Medicine programs and can recommend policies relating to these issues to the ACPM.  Dr. Johnson is the Director of the UK Preventive Medicine program. 

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Congratulations to faculty and alumni of the Department of Health Behavior who have authored an article published in this month's issue of Maternal and Child Health Journal. The article, titled "Three Positive Parenting Practices and Their Correlation with Risk of Childhood Developmental, Social, or Behavioral Delays: An Analysis of the National Survey of Children's Health," was written by associate professors Dr. Corrine M. Williams, Dr. Linda A. Alexander, and Dr. Robin C. Vanderpool, and Public Health alumni Sarah Cprek and Ibitola Asaolu.

The ERC students visited a mine in eastern Kentucky for their field studies class. Can't wait to see what this next generation of public health students will do!

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June 29, 2015

A recent study by researchers in the Rural Cancer Prevention Center (RCPC) suggests a connection between fatalistic beliefs and completion of the HPV vaccine in young Appalachian women. Read more about the study here: http://uknow.uky.edu/content/fatalistic-beliefs-may-prevent-appalachian-women-completing-hpv-vaccination-series

Fatalistic Beliefs May Prevent Appalachian Women from Completing HPV Vaccination Series | UKNow
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 25, 2015) – Could a fatalistic attitude toward cervical cancer serve as a barrier to prevention of the disease? A recent study conducted by University of Kentucky researchers in the Rural Cancer Prevention Center suggests a link between fatalistic beliefs and completion of the h…

Just a reminder to register for next week's SOPHAS Virtual Fair! Learn more about programs in public health, including the University of Kentucky! We'll be chatting Wednesday July 8 and Thursday July 9.

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One of our recent MPH graduates, Natalie Jones, is completing her global health certificate in Mutare, Zimbabwe. She's working at the Old Mutare Mission Children's Home and Africa University Student Health Clinic.

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Our students are doing amazing things! Eboneka Coleman is interning this summer with Susan G. Komen in Washington DC. She recently got to meet Joan Lunden during an event.

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Today we had a dessert potluck to say goodbye to Dr. Howard. We sure will miss you!

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Congratulations to Dr. Tisha Johnson, Assistant Professor in the department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health, on her election as Chair of the Council of Preventive Medicine Residency Directors!

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June 17, 2015

Dr. April Young discusses the Hepatitis C outbreak in Appalachia in this article, appearing on Healthline.com. http://www.healthline.com/health-news/hepatitis-c-outbreak-in-appalachian-states-blamed-on-poverty-drug-use-061115#3

Hepatitis C Outbreak in Appalachian States Blamed on Poverty, Drug Use
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Hepatitis C rates in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia are soaring — what can be done?

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June 16, 2015

Dr. Susan Pollack, Director of the Pediatric and Adolescent Injury Program at the Kentucky Injury and Prevention Research Center (KIPRC), joined Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear yesterday for the signing of House Bill 315, aimed at improving safety for child passengers in motor vehicles. http://uknow.uky.edu/content/gov-steve-beshear-signs-booster-seat-bill-kentucky-childrens-hospital

Gov. Steve Beshear Signs Booster Seat Bill at Kentucky Children's Hospital | UKNow
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 16, 2015) — Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear joined child safety advocates at Kentucky Children's Hospital on June 15 to sign a bill aimed at improving safety for child passengers in motor vehicles.

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June 15, 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Nancy Schoenberg and Dr. Steve Browning and their team on receiving a $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to examine risk factors for respiratory disease in Appalachian Kentucky. http://uknow.uky.edu/content/creeek-project-examines-risk-factors-related-respiratory-disease-appalachia

CREEEK Project Examines Risk Factors Related to Respiratory Disease in Appalachia | UKNow
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 15, 2015) ­– Researchers in the University of Kentucky College of Public Health were recently awarded a $2.5 million grant to investigate respiratory health inequities in Appalachia from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

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June 11, 2015

In this article, appearing in The Courier-Journal, Dr. April Young, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, offers insight into the issue of needle exchange programs in the fight against heroin use in Kentucky : http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2015/06/10/much-kentucky-still-debating-needle-exchanges/71008560/

Much-of-Kentucky-still-debating-needle-exchanges
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As Louisville charges ahead with its needle exchange program, officials say the prospects for exchanges in much of the state are more politically complex, resting with city councils and county fiscal courts that have final authority over the decision to start the service.

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June 10, 2015

Dr. Glen Mays, Scutchfield Endowed Professor in Health Services and Systems Research, weighs in on the controversy surrounding government spending on public health programs and the Affordable Care Act in this piece, appearing today on the Health Affairs Blog: http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2015/06/10/is-public-health-spending-bad-for-your-health-a-cautionary-tale-in-measurement/

Is Public Health Spending Bad For Your Health? A Cautionary Tale In Measurement
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Is Public Health Spending Bad For Your Health? A Cautionary Tale In Measurement | The Policy Journal of the Health Sphere

Interested in learning more about the UK College of Public Health? Join us for the SOPHAS Virtual Fair July 8 11am-2pm and 6pm-7pm and July 9 11am-2pm and 4pm-6pm. We look forward to chatting with you!

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June 8, 2015

Of course *we* know that Lexington is an amazing place to live, but did you? Read on to see why!

Lexington, KY named one of the best places to live in the country | Lexington, KY
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Horses draw people to this southern city, but it's the schools and more that keep people here. Find out why Lexington is one of the best places to live.

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June 1, 2015

Congratulations to a research team based in the Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention (SCAHIP) on receiving top honors in the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Evaluation Contest! http://uknow.uky.edu/content/college-public-health-research-center-team-receives-award-tractor-safety-program

College of Public Health Research Center Team Receives Award for Tractor Safety Program | UKNow
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 29, 2015) — A research team from the Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention (SCAHIP), which is housed within the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, has been awarded top honors in the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s (NI…

Several of our students played baseball today with kids from the Miracle League!

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May 22, 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Ty Borders, Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Management and Policy, on his recent appointment to the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services! http://www.aspph.org/kentucky-professor-named-to-national-advisory-committee/?c=1

ASPPH | Kentucky Professor Named to National Advisory Committee
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Public health protects and improves the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations, locally and globally.

CPH Assistant Professor, Dr. Kate Eddens, and her daughter Ophelia, represented the College this weekend at the TechSavvy event at Kentucky State University. They provided middle school-aged girls with information about public health.

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Congratulaions to our 2015 College of Public Health graduates! We celebrated our graduates and recognized our students for their many accomplishments at a Graduation Reception following on Commencement on Saturday, May 9th.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added 26 new photos to the album: CPH Graduation Reception.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added new photos.

CPH Graduation Reception
Congratulaions to our 2015 College of Public Health graduates! We celebrated our graduates and recognized our students for their many accomplishments at a Graduation Reception following on Commencement on Saturday, May 9th.

CPH Students, Faculty, Staff, and their families gathered at Dean Sanderson's farm on Friday, May 8th to celebrate graduation and the end of the academic year.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added 15 new photos to the album: Graduation Picnic at Dean Sanderson's Farm — with Daniel Barber.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added new photos.

Graduation Picnic at Dean Sanderson's Farm
CPH Students, Faculty, Staff, and their families gathered at Dean Sanderson's farm on Friday, May 8th to celebrate graduation and the end of the academic year.

The Lexington Farmers Market at UK starts tomorrow! It will run every Wednesday until August 12, 3pm-6pm, on the lawn of the E.S. Good Barn (near Commonwealth Stadium).

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Congratulations to all of our graduates!

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May 7, 2015

We are excited to see you at our Graduation activities this weekend! All CPH students, faculty, staff, as well as family and friends, are invited.

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University of Kentucky College of Public Health

We are pleased to invite CPH students, faculty, and staff to the 2015 College of Public Health graduation activities! Family and friends are invited, too! Please RSVP to brandy.reeves@uky.edu if you plan to attend.