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Doing Good Deeds Using Applied Epidemiologic Methods: Spotlight on Dr. Benedict I. Truman

by Michelle Haberstroh “I aspired to a career as an international civil servant practicing global public health and preventive medicine as an employee of the World Health Organization (WHO).”  This month, the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice spotlights editorial board member Dr. Benedict I. Truman. Dr. Truman is the Associate Director for Science (ADS) in the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral

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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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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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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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Bad Air, Bad Blood: A Homeric Admonition

by John S. Marr, MD, MPH, and Robert M. Maulitz, MD Dr. John Marr had been the New York City health department’s principal epidemiologist for four months when in early October 1974 he received an unusual telephone call from the Brooklyn-Cumberland Medical Center. The physician caller reported a case of malaria, which by itself was neither urgent — the patient

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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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