by Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS On behalf of the Editorial Team at the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice (JPHMP), it is my pleasure to welcome you to JPHMP Direct, a new online community for advances in public health. JPHMP Direct is a new initiative funded in part by the de Beaumont Foundation in partnership with the journal’sRead more
Monthly Archives: September 2016
Can Public Health Scientists and Stakeholders Perform Their Professional Duties Effectively and Advocate?
by Daniel S. Goldberg, JD, PhD The New York Times Magazine recently ran an extensive feature on Mark Edwards, “The Troublemaker Scientist,” and explored a number of questions related to his activities, one of which was the extent to which a public health scientist can produce good quality work at the same time the scientist advocates forcefully in the publicRead more
by Jason S. Brinkley, PhD, MA, MS On the Brink addresses topics related to data, analytics, and visualizations on personal health and public health research. This column explores current practices in the health arena and how both the data and mathematical sciences have an impact. It’s no secret that Americans are divided. Not just geographically, though geographic differences certainly determine manyRead more
by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH As DeGroff and colleagues point out in their article “Using Evidence-Based Interventions to Improve Cancer Screening in the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program,” the Affordable Care Act, with its expansion of insurance to 24 million individuals, has removed barriers to cancer screening. This legislation has required many plans to require preventiveRead more
by Jay E. Maddock, PhD, FAAHB In 1991, on a sunny late August day in Syracuse, New York, I stepped into a classroom that ended up changing my life. I was a freshman at Syracuse University and had declared myself to be in the hot major of computer science. Having an Apple II in my house since 1986 and beingRead more