Monthly Archives: September 2018

Writing the Introduction of Your Manuscript for the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice

by Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS, FACSM The Scholarship of Public Health addresses topics relevant to scientific publishing, dissemination of evidence and best practices, and the education of current and future professionals. This column presents some considerations and best practices for writing the introduction of a manuscript for the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. The introduction of a

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Sound Healing, Part 2: A Conversation with Alexander Tuttle

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. Can sound waves heal our bodies and minds? There’s a growing belief that certain holistic healing methods such

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What Kills Kids?

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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Play on Both Teams: Become a Public Health Pracademic

by Molly J. Gutilla, DrPH, MS Public Health Pracademics will explore the intersection between academia and practice with an eye toward recognizing those already bridging this gap and encouraging others to embrace efforts to link science and practice. What Is a Pracademic and Why Do We Need Them? (part 1) This year’s theme at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health

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Tutorial: How to Write the Discussion Section of a Scientific Article

This tutorial helps you write the discussion section of a scientific article. In a recent post in Dr. Justin B. Moore’s column The Scholarship of Public Health, he outlined the steps to “Writing the Discussion Section of Your Manuscript for the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.” This tutorial offers tips on putting your results into context, highlighting strengths and limitations

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Infographic: Effectiveness of Dual Dispatch to Cardiac Arrest Policy

The policy in Houston, Texas, is to dual dispatch medically trained firefighters in addition to emergency medical services (EMS) units to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) cases. While believed to improve public health outcomes, no research exists to support the policy that when firefighters respond before a better-equipped EMS unit, they increase the probability of survival. This retrospective study by Dr. Loren Raun et al uses logistic regression to determine

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Through Haiti: How a Natural Disaster Disproportionately Affects Populations with Lower Socioeconomic Status

by Jayda Melnitsky 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 public health

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Dr. Allison Chamberlain Discusses Her Work as an Epidemiologist

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 connect

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Grad Student Helps Develop Website to Help Hurricane Victims Determine Toxic Waste Impact in Their Neighborhoods

by Rae Lynn Mitchell Students of Public Health: Voices & Profiles focuses on research projects and other contributions students are making to advance public health. STUDENT PROFILES — When Hurricane Harvey made landfall in 2017, homes were obliterated and floodwaters were left everywhere near its impact, with water redistributing dangerous chemicals and toxic waste endangering the health of Houston residents. Pablo

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