Category Archives: JPHMP Direct Voices

Arnold School of Public Health Alumna Uses Degree to Address Health Disparities as Director with Special Olympics Florida

by Erin Bluvas 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 PROFILES — If someone had told Allison Rapp that she would earn a master’s degree

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Recent JPHMP Intern Adds Up String of Successes in Public Health Communications

Johanzynn Gatewood, a recent graduate of the MPH program at University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professionals, has been awarded a health communications fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In August, she completed an extended internship with the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice where she took on a number of projects from assisting

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Writing the Discussion Section 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 finding time to produce scholarship in the form of a manuscript or presentation. I’ve long joked that graduate study

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A Chilling Experience on the Ice: Large-Scale Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Wisconsin Leads to Improved Outreach and Surveillance Efforts

by Christy Vogt, MPH, CHES and Paul Creswell, PhD It was a chilly December night in Lake Delton, Wisconsin, a summer tourism town of about 3,000 people that lies 45 minutes north of the state capitol, Madison. A hockey game finished at the local ice rink and players were goofing around with parents and friends. The fun stopped suddenly when a player

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Public Health Quality Improvement (QI): Journey to a Culture of Quality

by Ronald W. Chapman, MD, MPH, and William Riley, PhD 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

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Communicating Science – More Than Just Good Words?

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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Third Year Medical Student at Wake Forest School of Medicine Explores the Role Human Narratives Play in Affecting Social Equity and Positive Health Outcomes

by Vaidehi Mujumdar Students of Public Health: Voices & Profiles focuses on research projects and other contributions students are making to advance public health. STUDENT VOICES — My interest in narrative medicine initially began with the social ingredients of my own upbringing before I even knew what the term meant. Living in diverse communities in India, California, Mississippi, and Virginia before

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Impact Factor: The Metric You Love to Hate

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 finding time to produce scholarship in the form of a manuscript or presentation. Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS, FACSM

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Intrepid Entrepreneurship: Unnecessary Prerequisite for Launching a Performance Management System

by Leslie Beitsch, MD, JD 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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Finding Time for Scholarly Writing (Part II)

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 finding time to produce scholarship in the form of a manuscript or presentation. One of the most oft-repeated statements

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