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State Health Officials–Defining Success and Identifying Critical Success Factors

by Edward Baker, MD, MPH, MSc Drawing upon the popular column published in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, Management Moments with Public Health Leaders is a new series appearing bimonthly on JPHMP Direct and will consist of video interviews with authors appearing in the column. Little is known about the personal and professional characteristics or organizational factors that make state

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

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’re reading this post, you’ve hopefully gotten a formal offer of employment from the university of your

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A Standardized Approach is Needed to Address Social Determinants of Health

by Colleen Bridger, 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 six

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Epidemiology Student Hopes to Enhance the Lives of Humans and Animals Around the World

by Leigh Ellyn Preston, MPH Students of Public Health: Voices & Profiles focuses on research projects and other contributions students are making to advance public health. Student Voices — In 2017, I participated in a study abroad trip to Quito, Ecuador. Part of the requirements for the trip was to develop a project to complete while living in Ecuador for the

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The Editor’s Podcast: March 2019 Issue and PH WINS

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. In this episode of the Editor’s Podcast, Dr. Novick looks at articles appearing in

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PH WINS Reveals Gaps, Needs, and Opportunities: Now What?

by Brian C. Castrucci, DrPH, MA For more information about PH WINS 2017, please visit www.debeaumont.org/phwins. This post was published with permission from the author and originally appeared on the de Beaumont Foundation blog. Please visit  the de Beaumont Foundation for more information about the work they’re doing to improve population health. When the de Beaumont Foundation first launched the Public

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From the Editor: March 2019 & PH WINS

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH “Combatting and Preventing Preemption” by Michael Bare and co-authors leads this March/April issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Preemption is a tactic used by commercial interests to counter local public health initiatives such as those aimed at tobacco control and use of sugar-sweetened beverages. Bare outlines a 4-part strategic model

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My Life as a Pracademic

by Allison Chamberlain, PhD, MS In this post, Dr. Allison Chamberlain shares her experiences “playing on both teams” as a pracademic. Dr. Chamberlain is a faculty member at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and serves as an epidemiology consultant to the Fulton County Board of Health located in downtown Atlanta. This week she’ll be serving alongside

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January’s Hack: Ten Strategies to Solicit Better Writing Feedback

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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Should We Be Teaching a Public Health Diet?

by Jay Maddock, PhD, FAAHB The Dean’s Perspective focuses on issues pertinent to the relationship between academic public health and the practice community. Schools of Public Health have educated the public and their students about the importance of healthy eating for decades. Poor diet, along with physical inactivity, is one of the largest contributors to premature morbidity and mortality in

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