Father of Former “Lost Boy” of Sudan Encourages Him to Pursue a Career in Public Health

by Abraham Deng Ater, DrPH, MPH Students of Public Health: Voices & Profiles focuses on research projects and other contributions students are making to advance public health. Student Voices — “If you find an opportunity to attend school, do it!” my late father vehemently instructed me. “Never leave it halfway done. Bring it back home. You understand?” This was the last

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Should We Be Teaching a Public Health Diet?

by Jay Maddock, PhD, FAAHB The Dean’s Perspective focuses on issues pertinent to the relationship between academic public health and the practice community. Schools of Public Health have educated the public and their students about the importance of healthy eating for decades. Poor diet, along with physical inactivity, is one of the largest contributors to premature morbidity and mortality in

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Now Is the Time to Tell Policymakers that Trauma Matters to Our Health

by Kelly Colopy, MPP, and Amanda Merck, MPH 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 one

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New Video: Mystery in the Pines

The week of July 4, 1989, had been hot but quiet in upstate New York. Marty Toly, the regional epidemiologist, was looking forward to the weekend when he received a call from the Onondaga County Health Department. A local doctor had just reported that a patient had tested positive for typhoid fever. Read the full story of the “Mystery in the Pines” at the Journal of Public Health

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Health Departments, Health Equity, and Intentional Inclusion

by Kaye Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN 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

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Introducing Boots on the Ground:  Narratives from Today’s Local Public Health Workforce

by Cynthia B. Morrow, MD, MPH I have clear memories of my first senior staff meeting as Commissioner of Health for Onondaga County. I was following in the footsteps of a legendary health commissioner and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, Lloyd F. Novick, and I had overwhelming symptoms of “impostor syndrome.” Who was I to

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Taste Testing Generic Drugs

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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Students Who Rocked Public Health 2018

Students of Public Health: Voices & Profiles focuses on research projects and other contributions students are making to advance public health. 2018 may go down as one of the most tumultuous years this decade, what with the ongoing Russia investigation, the upset of the midterm elections, sexual abuse and misconduct allegations that fueled the #metoo movement, battles to control the Supreme Court,

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Intern Michelle Haberstroh Joins JPHMP Direct

Please help us welcome Michelle Haberstroh to JPHMP Direct. Michelle is a graduate student at University of Illinois Springfield who will be lending a hand with various communications efforts this semester.  JPHMP Direct: Welcome, Michelle. Tell us about your interest in public health. What experiences influenced your career path? Michelle Haberstroh: My interest in public health sparked relatively recently. However, I

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Podcast with Dr. Timothy Dignam: Lead Poisoning Prevention

Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH The Editor’s Podcast with Dr. Lloyd F. Novick will appear with each new issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice and will offer a closer look at the articles published in the latest issues with guest appearances by authors, guest editors, and others. In this episode of the Editor’s Podcast, Dr. Novick

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