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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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Gemütlichkeit

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. I had the good fortune to travel to Austria earlier this month. Our school has a technical assistance contract with the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna and has developed an exchange agreement with the Medical University

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Justice Gorsuch’s Potential Impact on Public Health

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. Newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch recently took his seat on the bench,

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Reflections of the Accreditation Committee

by Douglas Scutchfield, MD; Robin Wilcox, MPA; and Wilma J. Wooten, MD, MPH The Accreditation Committee of the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) is charged with determining the accreditation status of Tribal, state, local, and territorial governmental public health departments. Appointed by the PHAB Board of Directors, Committee members have current or recent experience in leadership positions in health departments.

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Counting Alabamas

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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Video Abstract: Authors Discuss Federal Funding of Public Health Law Evaluation in New Study in The Journal of Public Health Management & Practice

The Journal of Public Health Management & Practice sat down with Jennifer Ibrahim, PhD, the lead author of “Supporting a Culture of Evidence-Based Policy: Federal Funding for Public Health Law Evaluation Research, 1985-2014.” In their new study, Dr. Ibrahim, along with colleagues at Temple University Scott Burris, JD, and Heidi Grunwald, PhD, and Aaron Sorensen, MS at UberResearch, assessed trends

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Skills for Public Health Graduates

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. As May comes around every year, our thoughts in academia turn to graduation.  Another class of our students has finished its degrees and is heading out into the world. Many of them are looking for jobs. Like most

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Arnold School of Public Health Doctoral Student Shelby Butz Researches Her Way Around the World

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 — Shelby Butz had her career goals narrowed down to two paths when she

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What Does a Board of Health Member or Elected Official Get Out of Working With a Local Health Department on Accreditation?

by Harvey Wallace, 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 and evaluation findings, and the latest

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Finding Time for Scholarly Writing (Part I)

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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