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Dr. Larissa R. Brunner Huber has been awarded a grant by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to investigate the association between short birth intervals and under-studied adverse pregnancy outcomes using data from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS). In addition, she will assess the relationships of selected demographic, lifestyle, and reproductive factors […]

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On August 15th, 2016, the Department of Public Health Sciences’ MSPH program will become an MPH degree! This name change does not alter curriculum, accreditation, or commitment to preparing public health practitioner scholars. Students will continue to complete 36-39 credit hours of classroom instruction; a 3 credit field experience or internship; and a capstone experience […]

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Brad Overcash, BSPH ‘15, completed his BSPH internship with Autism Charlotte, which led to his position as Autism Charlotte’s Manager of the Preparing Adolescents to Transition from High School (PATHS) Program. The PATHS Program has locations at UNC Charlotte and Queens University. Its main purpose is to help high school students and recent high school […]

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Dr. Andrew Harver collaborated with fellow BSPH program faculty members including, Ms. Davis, Dr. Piper, Dr. Platonova, Dr. Portwood, and Dr. Zuber, to conduct research entitled, “The BSPH capstone e-Portfolio: Documenting effective communication and critical thinking skills.” The poster presentation revolved around the recent mandates by UNC General Administration that all UNC graduates demonstrate not […]

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Dr. Crystal Nicole Piper is an assistant professor in the Public Health Sciences Department at UNC Charlotte. She has several publications, has presented her work at national conferences, and has been an invited guest on Charlotte Talks National Public Radio (NPR). She has also served as a Governing Councilor for the American Public Health Association. […]

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Dr. Jan Warren-Findlow presented Translation and Testing of a Scale to Assess Hypertension Self-Care Activities among Latinos at a roundtable session sponsored by the Aging and Public Health section. This research was done in collaboration with BSPH alumna, Celia Karp, and current PhD in Public Health Sciences student, Erin Vinoski.

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Dr. Michele Issel, professor and Director of the PhD in Public Health Sciences Program, presented three of her research projects at the APHA 2015 annual meeting in Chicago, IL. Using data from a study funded by the Health Resources Services Administration, Dr. Issel gave two oral presentations while at APHA. One presentation titled, “Measuring population-patient […]

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This past summer Joseph Okeiga, BSPH ‘16, interned in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with the Multidisciplinary International Research program (MIRT) hosted by the Harvard School of Public Health. This highly competitive program requires an application and interview for acceptance. This program is designed to encourage underrepresented students to pursue careers in biomedical and behavioral science research. […]

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Ms. Camina Davis presented at APHA for her work titled Village HeartBEAT: People, partnership, pride, and progress. Village HeartBEAT works with Black and Hispanic/Latino churches in the Charlotte area to reduce cardiovascular disease among the Black and Hispanic/Latino community. Each church formed a ten person team that competed in a weight-loss challenge against other churches. […]

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Nicole Rodgers, BSPH ‘16, interned through the Washington Center Internship program at the Office of Safety and Security at the Peace Corps headquarters in Washington DC. She worked with the Sexual Assault Risk Reduction and Response (SARRR) team with the goal of helping the team gain more understanding about the time response burden for the […]

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This summer Obed Ohia, BSPH ‘16, had the opportunity to intern in our nation’s capital with the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) through The Washington Center, a partnering organization with UNC Charlotte. While interning at the NHMA, Obed worked on various programs that sought to increase the number of minorities working in the health care […]

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Sangamithra Krupakar, MSPH ’14, received the 2015 Academic Practice-Based Research Section Student Award for her presentation entitled: “Association between hypertensive disorders in pregnancy and breastfeeding initiation and duration” at the Fall North Carolina Public Health Association (NCPHA) meeting held in Winston-Salem, NC. Dr. Krupakar’s presentation was based on her MSPH thesis. Sanga currently works at […]

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This summer, Sanjana Prabhu, BSPH ‘16, completed her BSPH internship at Victoria Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. Victoria is a “district” or government hospital in the southern suburb of Wynberg, which serves over 6,000 uninsured patients and approximately 100,000 patients overall. Sanjana says, “Working in this small 180-bed hospital with its narrow hallways and […]

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Association of American Colleges & Universities Executive Terry Rhodes visited UNC Charlotte this week for a series of discussions with faculty, staff and campus leaders. Dr. Rhodes is the Vice President of the Office of Quality, Curriculum and Assessment and Executive Director of VALUE at AACU. He met briefly with Chancellor Phillip Dubois and conducted […]

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The Department of Public Health Sciences conducted an online survey of Public Health (PH) minor students from February 25, 2016 – March 16, 2016. The drawing for the iPad was held today in the Department of Public Health Sciences. And the winner of the brand new iPad is Hanna Snyder. Hanna is a psychology major. […]

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The Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is conducting a brief online survey of Public Health minors to improve our services and help ensure the academic success of students enrolled in the Public Health minor program. Those who complete the survey will have a chance to win an […]

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This March, UNC Charlotte MHA students and program leadership are traveling to Chicago for the 2016 ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership. If you are heading to Congress, please plan to stop by booth number 34 and visit with us. Also, please contact us in advance ​so that we can include you in announcements of any […]

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WSOC TV spoke with UNC Charlotte Public Health Sciences professor Michael Thompson on potential changes in the North Carolina health insurance market that could affect thousands. See the story here.