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On Friday, September 22, 2023, PHS Senior Lecturer Deborah Beete, MPH, MDiv, won the 2023 UNC Charlotte Award for Teaching Excellence. A former public health practitioner, Miss Beete uses her knowledge and experience to foster and encourage the next generations of academics and practitioners by meeting students where they are and pushing them to exceed their […]

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Dr. Sharon Portwood, a Professor Emerita of Public Health Sciences, has co-edited Handbook of Adverse Childhood Experiences: A Framework for Collaborative Health Promotion with colleagues Michael Lawler and Michael Roberts.  Dr. Portwood describes the handbook as an “essential resource” for those seeking to understand and address adverse childhood experiences. Dr. Sharon Portwood, a Professor Emerita of Public […]

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Dr. Rafael Viera, an Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences who is part of the CIPHER One Health initiative, recently spoke with WBTV about the causes and consequences of a rise in tick populations leading to more tick-borne diseases.   Read More 

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Queen City News featured UNC Charlotte PHS PhD alumna Kala Wilson who explains why black American women experience some of the worst maternal health outcomes in the world. UNC Charlotte Public Health Sciences PhD alumna Kala Wilson was part of an expert panel following an on-campus screening of the documentary Aftershock this past spring, one of several […]

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Dr. Meagan Zarwell, an Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences at UNC Charlotte, explains to the Charlotte Observer why HIV is so prevalent in Mecklenburg County. READ THE STORY LEARN ABOUT THE JUNE 27 HIV TESTING EVENT

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PHS PhD student Isaac Olufadewa presented at the Vaccination Acceptance Research Network (VARN) 2023 Conference held in Bangkok, Thailand from 13-15 June. The Sabin Vaccine Institute and UNICEF awarded Public Health Sciences PhD student Isaac Olufadewa a full scholarship to attend the Vaccination Acceptance Research Network (VARN) 2023 Conference held from 13-15 June in Bangkok […]

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By Brandon Carroll, MPH Student Have you ever skipped a meal because you couldn’t afford to eat? Or maybe you’ve had to choose between paying for groceries and rent or medical bills. Unfortunately, these decisions are a reality for many people across the United States, and it is no different for residents of Mecklenburg County. […]

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U.S. News & World Report Ranks UNC Charlotte’s Public Health and Health Administration Programs among 2023-2024 Best Graduate Schools The UNC Charlotte CEPH-accredited public health programs (MPH, BSPH, and PhD degree programs) and the CAHME-accredited Master of Health Administration degree have been ranked 67th and 41st respectively at the national level, earning U.S. News & […]

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Sophomore Kayla Walker, a Levine Scholar who is majoring in public health sciences and mathematics, with a concentration in statistics, is among the 2023-24 Newman Civic Fellows named by Campus Compact. Campus Compact is a Boston-based nonprofit organization that is working to advance the public purposes of higher education. The Newman Civic Fellowship is a […]

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Welcome to “Why I Teach.” Here we’ll highlight the contributions of the UNC Charlotte College of Health and Human Services instructors who bring their knowledge and expertise from the professional world to the classroom. “Our adjunct instructors are well-positioned in their companies and our community and represent a broad spectrum of highly experienced content experts, […]

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by: Jessamyn Bowling, associate professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, Rob Cramer, associate professor, Irwin Belk Distinguished Scholar in Health Research, Department of Public Health Sciences, Annelise Mennicke, associate professor, School of Social Work After the 2019 campus shooting at UNC Charlotte, our community had a wide range of understandable responses. Many people used Twitter […]

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During its National Council meeting held in conjunction with the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in Boston, MA, Dr. Michael Thompson was chosen as President-Elect of the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health. Dr. Thompson’s two-year term as President-elect begins on January 1, 2023 and runs through the end of 2024. The role […]

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A UNC Charlotte team, led by Dr. Shi Chen, has received nearly $750,000 in a highly competitive three-year U01 (cooperative agreement) grant from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop novel mathematical models of infectious diseases and train the next-generation healthcare research workforce. Researchers from the Department of Public Health Sciences […]

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Isaac Olufadewa was selected to attend as one of the moderators/speakers on the ‘health equity’ theme at the prestigious One Young World 2022 Manchester Summit. Public Health Sciences Ph.D. student, Isaac Olufadewa, was selected as one of the young global scholars to attend the One Young World 2022 Summit in Manchester, United Kingdom, from 5-8 […]

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In the last 20 years, happiness has emerged as a study with a scientific basis. UNC Charlotte faculty and students are finding how it can teach us all to lead better and more rewarding lives. At the height of the pandemic, two public health professors—Deborah Beete and Alicia Dahl—started taking walks at Freedom Park for […]

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Dr. Michele Issel, a public health professor emerita at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, discusses how the division between political parties in the United States is negatively impacting the public’s health. UNC Charlotte’s Niner Insider recognizes Dr. Michele Issel On August 2nd, Dr. Michele Issel was referenced in the Media Highlight section of […]

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Sasha Zabelski’s parents fled Ukraine months before she was born. Now she rediscovers a connection to her home country through political activism and outreach on the conflict. Ukrainian Immigrants Begin New Life in U.S. Before she was born, Sasha Zabelski’s parents fled to New York City from Kiev. It had been two years since the […]

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Emery Ngamasana went home after almost two decades away. What he saw moved him to create a nonprofit that improves the conditions of the rural communities he came from. Going Home to the Democratic Republic of the Congo after 20 Years Emery Ngamasana, a Ph.D. student in public health at UNC Charlotte, grew up in […]