Category Archives: JPHMP Direct Voices

A Career in Research Proves to Be More Rewarding than Student Alexandra Peluso First Imagined

by Alexandra Peluso, BS Students of Public Health: Voices & Profiles focuses on research projects and other contributions students are making to advance public health. Student Voices — Research is not something I was always interested in. When I enrolled at the University of South Carolina in the fall of 2013, I was convinced I was going to be a physical

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Creating Multisector Partnerships to Share Data through the All In Network

by Travis Parker Lee, BS 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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Genius, Creativity, and Healthy Aging

by Jay Maddock, PhD The Dean’s Perspective focuses on issues pertinent to the relationship between academic public health and the practice community. Recently, I had the good fortune to see Robert Plant perform at Austin City Limits. As the 70-year-old former singer of Led Zeppelin rocked his way through an incredible hour and a half set, my thoughts turned to

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Contradictory ABA Letters Reflect Divisiveness of Our Country

by Tina Batra Hershey, JD, MPH, and Elizabeth Van Nostrand, JD Crossroads: Law and Public Health addresses topics related to the intersection of law and public health. This series highlights the perspectives of two attorneys turned academicians and explores legal and policy issues that impact public health. As the entire nation is aware, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford accused President Trump’s Supreme

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Let Schools Be Places for Learning—Not “JUULing”

by Brian A. King, PhD, 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 in

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Writing the Introduction of Your Manuscript for the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice

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 for writing the introduction of a manuscript for the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice. The introduction of a manuscript

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Sound Healing, Part 2: A Conversation with Alexander Tuttle

by Elena Vidrascu, MSc JPHMP presents Preventing America’s Next Drug Epidemic: A Multidisciplinary Approach, a new series designed to introduce the many facets of substance abuse, and how integrating the work of multiple partners may be the best approach towards prevention and treatment. Can sound waves heal our bodies and minds? There’s a growing belief that certain holistic healing methods such

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What Kills Kids?

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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Play on Both Teams: Become a Public Health Pracademic

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. What Is a Pracademic and Why Do We Need Them? (part 1) This year’s theme at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health

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Dr. Allison Chamberlain Discusses Her Work as an Epidemiologist

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. In our journey, we will use JPHMP’s 21 Public Health Case Studies on Policy & Administration, which provides case studies that help students and practitioners connect

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