The Office of Practice and Experiential Education is a new office within the College of Public Health. The office focuses on the application of didactically acquired knowledge in the practice environment and will provide students with comprehensive public health practical program support for all College of Public Health curriculum.
The Office will establish and sustain relationships with the public health practice community and work with the community to develop local, national, and international experiential opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students within the College of Public Health. By going outside traditional academic settings, students gain a greater understanding and appreciation of what they are learning in the classroom.
Practice and Experiential Education Lab [PEEL]
Beginning in the 2016-17 Academic Year, the Practice and Experiential Education Lab (PEEL) offers real-world experience for students while also providing critical services to our public health practice partners. Under the direction of Dr. Angela Carman, students work on survey development and analysis, literature reviews, social media, grant writing, and more.
Lead PEEL student, Emily Edmiston, MPH Class of 2017, worked in collaboration with three local health departments to write a successful $10,000 grant application to the Center for Sharing Public Health Services. The grant will fund the "Tri-County Get Fit Challenge" in Bourbon, Clark, and Montgomery counties in central Kentucky.
2016-17 PEEL Students: Hanna Caselton, Emily Edmiston, Nicole Fields, and Madi Shore