Students Who Rocked Public Health 2019: Raj P. Fadadu 

by Raj P. Fadadu  Last December, Raj P. Fadadu, a MS/MD candidate at UC Berkeley School of Public Health/UC San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine, was listed as one of 13 Students Who Rocked Public Health in 2019 for his innovative research on the relatively unexplored connection between pollution and skin health. Here, he describes his efforts in more detail. Follow

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Doing Well in Wenham: A Local Wellness Check Program During COVID

by Ilana Cliffer I relish any opportunity to apply knowledge gained throughout my studies in public health to resolve a real-world conundrum. When I learned that SARS-CoV-2 was spreading rapidly within our country and that it could overwhelm our health systems, I admittedly became obsessed. I read every pre-print that came out, whipped up my own spreadsheets to track the

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JPHMP Welcomes Seven New Editorial Board Members

by Sheryl Monks The Journal of Public Health Management and Practice is pleased to be adding seven new members to its esteemed editorial board. Members joining the board in July include E. Oscar Alleyne, Lori Tremmel Freeman, Megan Heffernan, Heather Pierce, Ankit Sanghavi, and Jessica Yamauchi. Chrissie Juliano will join the board in September. Please help us welcome these new

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The Emory COVID-19 Response Collaborative: Podcast with “Pracademic” Dr. Allison Chamberlain

by Molly Gutilla, DrPH, MS Public Health Pracademics explores 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. With all that we have to work on right now, from racism to COVID-19, and the intersection of these two, I can hardly think

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Five Months In, Our Pandemic Battle Is Far from Over

by Chrissie Juliano, MPP This post originally appeared on the Front Lines Blog and is republished here with permission from the Big Cities Health Coalition. Nearly five months ago, I received an invite from a colleague at the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) to join a call discussing the first case of coronavirus in the state of Washington. While driving back

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Experience as a Contact Tracer: Family Ties

by Rosanna Lara Over the summer, JPHMP Direct’s “Boots on the Ground,” is running a series, “Answering the Call: A Public Health Response to COVID-19,” featuring posts from the Academic Public Health Volunteer Corps in Massachusetts. When I first arrived in the United States from the Dominican Republic, I was a young 17-year-old with both dreams and doubts. I had

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The Editor’s Podcast: The Public Health Challenge of Our Era, COVID-19

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

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Now Accepting Nominations for Students Who Rocked Public Health in 2020

by JPHMP Direct Nominations for Students Who Rocked Public Health 2020 are being accepted through Oct. 1. Send us yours now! Guidelines All nominees must be currently enrolled students pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree in public health or a related field. Projects may be ongoing but should have gotten underway in 2020, not before. Projects may involve groups

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How Do You Serve? Partnerships and Systems Building

by Amanda Canavatchel and Elizabeth Koonce Our homework assignments at the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) lost importance in late March: COVID-19 was spreading, and people were unnecessarily dying. With so much of the focus on medical care rather than upstream, public health interventions, we knew there was work to be done. In early April, we learned that

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Students Who Rocked Public Health: Jaimee L. Watts-Isley

by Jaimee L. Watts-Isley, DNP APRN AGNP-C Last December, Jaimee L. Watts-Isley, a DNP candidate at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, was listed as one of 13 Students Who Rocked Public Health in 2019 for her work to identify and address issues surrounding retention and recruitment of public health nurses (PHNs) in NC local public health departments. Here,

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