Monthly Archives: July 2018

The Golden Age of Health Research Funding

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. (The opinions and views represented here are the author’s own and do not reflect any group

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Introducing Backstories in Epidemiology: True Medical Mysteries

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH Introducing Backstories in Epidemiology The September-October 2018 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice includes an article entitled “Mystery in the Pines.” It recounts a large typhoid epidemic in the Catskill Mountains written by editorial board member and former New York State health official, Gus Birkhead. This article is the first in

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Whitney Hewlett Noël, MPH, on Roots of Health Inequities Course

JPHMP presents Public Health Perspectives, a podcast series targeted towards strengthening the future public health workforce. We will explore the narratives of public health care professionals and gain insight on career paths that shape the profession. In our journey, we will use JPHMP’s 21 Public Health Case Studies on Policy & Administration, which provides case studies that help students and practitioners

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Screen Time and Content Might Increase Youth’s Risk to Future Substance Abuse, Part II

Melissa Cox podcast

by Elena Vidrascu, MSc JPHMP presents Preventing America’s Next Drug Epidemic: A Multidisciplinary Approach, a new series designed to introduce the many facets of substance abuse, and how integrating the work of multiple partners may be the best approach towards prevention and treatment. In this two-part series, I examine the potential consequences and correlations of screen time, attention, and substance abuse. Last time,

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Preventing Intimate Partner Violence: Integrating Routine Screening into Primary Care

by Gina Tan Public Health Commentaries by Students is the result of a classroom writing assignment by Dr. Erika Martin at the University at Albany-SUNY who required students to write a 1,000 to 1,200 word commentary on a health-related topic of interest, explaining some of the complexities of solving the problem and offering recommendations. Four commentaries have been selected for publication on JPHMP Direct. Other

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The Source of a Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak in New York City Not Yet Determined

The New York Times reports that one person has died and 17 others have been sickened in New York City by an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in Upper Manhattan between 145th and 165th streets. Health department officials and city council members are urging anyone with flu-like symptoms to seek medical advice immediately. Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, NYC Deputy Commissioner of Disease Control,

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Introducing a New Series of Epidemiologic Case Studies: Podcast with Dr. John Marr

Welcome to another episode of JPHMP Direct TALK. Today, Elena Vidrascu speaks with Dr. John Marr, former director of the New York City Bureau of Communicable Diseases, about a new collection of case studies called Backstories in Epidemiology: True Medical Mysteries, which he co-edits with Carole Novick and JPHMP Editor-in-Chief Dr. Lloyd Novick. The first story in the collection, “Mystery in the

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A Willingness to Try New Things Led MPH Student Zoha Anjum to a Career in Global Health

by Zoha Anjum Students of Public Health: Voices & Profiles focuses on research projects and other contributions students are making to advance public health. Student Voices — During my undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto, I worked with the Youth Health Action Network (YHAN) on accessibility to mental health services in post-secondary institutions. My involvement led to the publication of

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Spotlight on Dr. Valerie Yeager

The Journal of Public Health Management & Practice welcomes Dr. Valerie Yeager to its editorial board. Dr. Yeager is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Indiana University’s Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health in Indianapolis. Before joining the Fairbanks School of Public Health, Dr. Yeager was an Assistant Professor at Tulane University’s School of Public

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