PhD Hacks: Strategic Management for Your Doctoral Studies

by Erika Martin, PhD, MPH Surviving your dissertation and the job market requires a secret sauce of excellent research, strong work ethic, and effective project management. Dissertation advisers typically focus on the first two ingredients. However, project management skills are equally important, and not just for MBA, MPA, MHA, and other terminal degree students who are training for managerial positions.

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting an Academic Job Interview, Part I: Getting the 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 followed my previous advice on how to make yourself competitive for employment, you’re ready to find

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MPH Student Documents the Lives of Stone Breakers in India in New Film

by Shubharanjan Jena Students of Public Health: Voices & Profiles focuses on research projects and other contributions students are making to advance public health. Student Voices — Being born in the tribal district of Nabarangpur in India, I saw the poverty, distress, health issues, and illiteracy among tribal women and their children. Nabarangpur is located in the southwestern part of Odisha state, with a population

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Child Development-Community Policing: How One Local Health Department Joins Local Police on the Front Line in the War on ACEs

by Stacey Butler, LCSW, and Gibbie Harris, MSPH, BSN, RN 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 the health and well-being of

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For Public Health Workers, Voting Is a Professional Responsibility

by Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS On November 6th the United States will hold the 2018 midterm elections. Midterm elections are notoriously low-turnout elections, with disenchantment and apathy usually carrying the day for many if not most eligible voters. However, these are not typical times that we’re living in. As public health is inherently political, this is a time when

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Halloween by the Numbers

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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Data Talks and Hearsay Walks: Health Informatics and Social Determinants of Health

by Gulzar H. Shah, PhD, MStat, MS, and Wu Xu, MS, PhD Introducing Health Informatics Innovations and Applications, a new series that 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. Last week, my co-author

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Play on Both Teams: Become a Public Health Pracademic (Part 2)

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. How to Be a Pracademic (part 2) Pracademics can be found on campuses and in public health practice, yet work in distinct

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Introducing Management Moments with Public Health Leaders: An Interview with Gene Matthews, JD

by Edward Baker, MSc, MD, MPH Drawing upon the popular column published in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, Management Moments with Public Health Leaders is a new series appearing bimonthly on JPHMP Direct and will consist of video interviews with authors appearing in the column. Welcome to the debut installment of Management Moments with Public Health Leaders.

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