Q & A with Research to Practice Award Winner Janina Lord Morrison

Last fall, Janina Lord Morrison, MD, MPH, was presented the 2018 Research to Practice award at the APHA annual meeting in San Diego, California, for her winning abstract “Wellness Center as a Model for Strengthening Community-clinical Linkages to Improve Chronic Disease Management.” Christina Welter was awarded Runner-up for her abstract, “Understanding and Catalyzing Sustainable Policy, Systems and Environmental Change Using

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Podcast with Student Natasha Hansen on Her Internship Experience in Guatemala

by Camelia Singletary, MPH 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.  On this episode of Public Health Perspectives, Natasha Hansen, a student at Saint Louis University, talks about her internship experience for

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Data Travels at the Speed of Trust: Population Health Informatics for Population Health

by Gulzar H. Shah, PhD, MStat, MS; Kristie Waterfield, DrPH, MBA; Dr. Anjum Khurshid 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 more I learn about the

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Students of Public Health: Learning to Prioritize Responsibilities

by Michelle Haberstroh Students of Public Health: Voices & Profiles focuses on research projects and other contributions students are making to advance public health. Student Voices — In the third grade, I began living with my grandparents. Prior to this, I attended school irregularly, and even after I started living with them, I consistently struggled to complete homework and did poorly

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Doing Good Deeds Using Applied Epidemiologic Methods: Spotlight on Dr. Benedict I. Truman

by Michelle Haberstroh “I aspired to a career as an international civil servant practicing global public health and preventive medicine as an employee of the World Health Organization (WHO).”  This month, the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice spotlights editorial board member Dr. Benedict I. Truman. Dr. Truman is the Associate Director for Science (ADS) in the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral

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Infographic: Implementation and Effectiveness of an Online Responsible Vendor Training Program for Recreational Marijuana Stores

Six US states have implemented retail sales of recreational marijuana. Training in responsible sales practices has been effective in the alcohol market. A study published in the May 2019 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice focusing on substance abuse and related disorders examines an online responsible marijuana vendor (RMV) training. Using a randomized controlled trial, the study authors examined

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Why Some Doctors Are Prescribing a Day in the Park or a Walk on the Beach for Good Health

by Jay Maddock, PhD Mad About Public Health is a series that looks at the health of populations from varying creative and innovative perspectives. This article originally appeared on The Conversation and is posted here with permission from the author. Taking a walk on a wooded path, spending an afternoon in a public park, harvesting your backyard garden and even

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Giving a Voice to Public Health Practitioners: An Interview with JPHMP Founding Editor Dr. Lloyd F. Novick

by Sheryl Monks, MFA For 25 years, the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice has captured the most pressing issues in public health practice, including the movement for health department accreditation, public health preparedness, workforce development, and quality improvement, and at the same time, it has given a voice to public health practitioners. Dr. Lloyd Novick, who founded the

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Meet the Student Editors of the Northwestern Public Health Review

by Grace Bellinger, Margaret Walker, and Virginia Nowakowski Students of Public Health: Voices & Profiles focuses on research projects and other contributions students are making to advance public health. Student Voices — Words carry weight. From relaying the latest big data trends in medical research to telling refugees’ stories of struggle within the health care system, words have the power to

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How Do Machines Learn? Part III: They Recover

Check out the first two parts of this series, HOW DO MACHINES LEARN? PART I: THEY TRAIN and HOW DO MACHINES LEARN? PART II: THEY FIGHT. Boxer George Foreman fought his last match in November 1997. Foreman had an astounding 30-year professional career where he went toe-to-toe with most of the greats of his era. I remember watching his last

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