Tag Archives: Erika Martin

Investing in Evidence to Inform How to Rebuild the US Public Health System in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic

JPHMP Editorial Board Member Erika Martin (Associate Professor and PhD Director at Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany-SUNY) and Betty Bekemeier (Associate Professor at the University of Washington (UW) School of Nursing and Director of the UW School of Public Health’s Northwest Center for Public Health Practice) reflect on the gaps in information about the public health delivery system

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What Factors Led to the Adoption of Stay-at-Home Orders, and Did They Change Public Behavior?

As the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated in March 2020, US states adopted “stay at home” orders (SHOs) to limit their residents’ movements away from home and slow the spread of the virus. However, this public health intervention became politically polarized as many Democratic governors rushed to adopt SHOs, while many Republican governors resisted until the issue of White House recommendations on

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Racing Against the Clock: Improving Speed and Effectiveness of Emergency Medical Service Response in Rural Areas

by Alexa Brooks The following post is the result of a classroom writing assignment by Dr. Erika Martin at the University at Albany-SUNY who required students to write a commentary on a health-related topic of interest, explaining some of the complexities of solving the problem and offering recommendations. Three commentaries have been selected for publication on JPHMP Direct this year. Here, student Alexa Brooks

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The PhD Knowledge Lifecycle: Actual Versus Perceived Knowledge

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. In this series, we will

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10 Recommendations for Improving Data-Driven Communication about the Opioid Epidemic

With a 200% increase in the rate of opioid-involved deaths since 2000, many US states and the federal government have declared states of public health emergency. In response, many state and local health departments are developing opioid data dashboards with visualizations, descriptive information, and downloadable data or reports. Visualizing the Opioid Epidemic Opioid data dashboards can potentially improve our understanding

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Giving a Voice to Public Health Practitioners: An Interview with JPHMP Founding Editor Dr. Lloyd F. Novick

For 25 years, the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice has captured the most pressing issues in public health practice, including the movement for health department accreditation, public health preparedness, workforce development, and quality improvement, and at the same time, it has given a voice to public health practitioners. Dr. Lloyd Novick, who founded the journal in 1995, shares

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

In a painfully realistic PhD Comic series, a student receives his edited paper from his adviser whose “few tweaks” were a rewritten paper with his professor explaining, “it’s easier to rewrite it than to point out all the things you do wrong.” In discussing specific feedback, his adviser’s comments include using too many sentences, poor word choices, bad punctuation, and

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Art of Decluttering Your Dissertation

In an all-too-relatable PhD Comic series, Celia tackles her anxiety by making a list of everything she needs to accomplish and categorizing them by their level of importance. To her horror, she realizes that they are all important. In a state of panic, she does the dishes, organizes the desktop icons on her computer, and finally crawls underneath her desk

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PhD Hacks: Strategic Management for Your Doctoral Studies

Take Control of Your Meetings to Get the Just-in-Time Mentoring You Need You eagerly enter your adviser’s office for your quarterly committee meeting, ready to discuss your burning questions. You can’t decide between two dissertation topics– what is the best choice? You ran some regressions and have an estimated odds ratio of 38.2– that can’t possibly be right, is something

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Increasing the Number of Advance Directives in the United States

by Alexa Brooks Public Health Commentaries by Students is the result of a classroom writing assignment by Dr. Erika Martin at the University at Albany-SUNY who required students to write a 1,000 to 1,200 word commentary on a health-related topic of interest, explaining some of the complexities of solving the problem and offering recommendations. Four commentaries have been selected for publication on JPHMP Direct. Other

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