Category Archives: JPHMP Direct Voices

New Report: Shortage of “Disease Detectives” in Local Health Departments Puts Cities at Risk

by Big Cities Health Coalition and Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists staff 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

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting an Academic Job Interview, Part II: The Phone Interview

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 post offers advice on getting an academic job interview. If you read my previous posts and followed the advice, you’ve undoubtedly been inundated with offers to interview.

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Introducing the JPHMP Editor’s Podcast with Dr. Lloyd F. Novick

The Editor’s Podcast with Dr. Lloyd F. Novick will appear with each new issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice and will offer a closer look at the articles published in the latest issues with guest appearances by authors, guest editors, and others. For twenty-five years, the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice has emphasized the

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Clam Aches

by Cynthia B. Morrow, MD, MPH As was fairly typical, late on a Friday afternoon in mid-September, 2008, as she was getting ready to go home, one of the communicable disease nurses with the Onondaga County Health Department (OCHD) reviewed laboratory reports that had just been received from the New York State Electronic Clinical Laboratory Reporting System (ECLRS). While ECLRS

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Public Health Department Accreditation a Popular Topic at APHA’s 2018 Annual Meeting

by Teddi D. Nicolaus 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 latest

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PhD Hacks: Strategic Management for Your Doctoral Studies

by Erika Martin, PhD, MPH Surviving your dissertation and the job market requires a secret sauce of excellent research, strong work ethic, and effective project management. Dissertation advisers typically focus on the first two ingredients. However, project management skills are equally important, and not just for MBA, MPA, MHA, and other terminal degree students who are training for managerial positions.

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting an Academic Job Interview, Part I: Getting the Interview

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 post offers advice on getting an academic job interview. If you followed my previous advice on how to make yourself competitive for employment, you’re ready to find

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MPH Student Documents the Lives of Stone Breakers in India in New Film

by Shubharanjan Jena Students of Public Health: Voices & Profiles focuses on research projects and other contributions students are making to advance public health. Student Voices — Being born in the tribal district of Nabarangpur in India, I saw the poverty, distress, health issues, and illiteracy among tribal women and their children. Nabarangpur is located in the southwestern part of Odisha state, with a population

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Child Development-Community Policing: How One Local Health Department Joins Local Police on the Front Line in the War on ACEs

by Stacey Butler, LCSW, and Gibbie Harris, MSPH, BSN, RN 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

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