Category Archives: JPHMP Direct Voices

The Third World in Your Own Backyard

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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Who Is a Scientist, Anyway?

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 column presents some considerations and best practices when producing an abstract for your manuscript or presentation. Ostensibly, this question should be easy to answer. One answer might

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The Public Health National Center for Innovations: Fostering Public Health Innovations

by Jessica Solomon Fisher, MCP 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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Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Student Hosts Weekly Public Health Radio Show

by David Roston Students of Public Health focuses on research projects and other contributions students are making to advance public health. This series is guest edited by Johanzynn Gatewood, an MPH candidate in Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Florida-Gainesville [Full bio]. STUDENT VOICES — When I was typewriting poems on the streets of New York City and

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New Measures of Academic Impact

by Jay E. Maddock, PhD, FAAHB The Dean’s Perspective focuses on issues pertinent to the relationship between academic public health and the practice community. Recently, I published an article in an online publication called The Conversation. This outlet consists of scientific articles for lay audiences written by scientists. I wrote an article examining whether parks in the United States should be

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The Unrealistic Gold Standard

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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Charlotte Baker, DrPH, MPH, CPH, Teaches “Real Data” to Find Solutions to Pressing Public Health Issues Right Now

Academic Public Health Practice profiles university faculty engaging with communities, collaborating with state and local health departments, or training the current or future public health workforce across the full spectrum of population health. In a broad sense, Charlotte Baker, DrPH, MPH, CPH, is a true public health practitioner, as her work crosscuts epidemiology, health behaviors, biostatistics, policy, sports injury, and health disparities. As

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