Monthly Archives: December 2018

Top 18 Stories of 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, we’re reminded of how much new content we added to our lineup this year on JPHMP Direct. Our list of author resources saw a new video tutorial How to Use the “Writing in Boxes for Scientific Journals” elearning Module as well as four additional tutorials on writing. We also added student resources and introduced three

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Roaches, Roach Motels, and Electronic Silos: The Role of Informatics in the Integration of Health Care and Public Health

by Gulzar H. Shah, PhD, MStat, MS; Kristie Waterfield, MBA;  Mark Renfro; Zahid Butt, MD Health Informatics Innovations and Applications highlights ways that health informatics innovations and applications are supporting stakeholders in public health practice and policy to advance their mission of improved population health. The series will also highlight innovations in health care informatics. The thrust of this blog

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Marcus Stanley Is Engaging Communities to Combat HIV/AIDS

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 this episode of Public Health Perspectives, we speak with Marcus Stanley, who works for the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work (GCSW)

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Can Public Health and Planetary Health Coexist?

by Jay Maddock, PhD The Dean’s Perspective focuses on issues pertinent to the relationship between academic public health and the practice community. Recently, I was hiking through the forest on a bird-watching trip with my colleagues from our Center for Health and Nature. This center was developed over the past year between Texas A&M, Houston Methodist Hospital, and Texan by

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Art of Decluttering Your Dissertation

In an all-too-relatable PhD Comic series, Celia tackles her anxiety by making a list of everything she needs to accomplish and categorizing them by their level of importance. To her horror, she realizes that they are all important. In a state of panic, she does the dishes, organizes the desktop icons on her computer, and finally crawls underneath her desk

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PHNCI Offering Design Thinking Training to Advance Public Health Innovation

This entry is part 18 of 42 in the series Focus on Accreditation and Innovation

by Nicole M. Pettenati, MSLS Focus on Accreditation and Innovation addresses current issues related to the Public Health Accreditation Board’s national public health department accreditation program, and the Public Health National Center for Innovations. This series highlights the experiences and perspectives of accredited health departments and explores topics related to the Standards and Measures, research and evaluation findings, and the

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New Report: Shortage of “Disease Detectives” in Local Health Departments Puts Cities at Risk

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This entry is part 3 of 18 in the series Big Cities Health Coalition

by Big Cities Health Coalition and Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists staff The Big Cities Health Coalition (BCHC) is a forum for the leaders of America’s largest metropolitan health departments to exchange strategies and jointly address issues to promote and protect the health and safety of the 55 million people they serve. Together, these public health officials directly affect

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting an Academic Job Interview, Part II: The Phone Interview

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 post offers advice on getting an academic job interview. If you read my previous posts and followed the advice, you’ve undoubtedly been inundated with offers to interview.

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Infographic: A Spoonful of Lead

A study published in a special supplement issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice focusing on Lead Poisoning Prevention highlights the potential risks of lead exposure from nontraditional sources, including spices, especially those purchased abroad. Dr. Paromita Hore and colleagues tested over 3,000 samples of consumer products, including nearly 1,500 samples of spices from 41 countries, and concluded that

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