Teams of students from the College of Public Health’s Masters of Health Administration (MHA) program competed and placed in the Baylor University Robbins Case Competition in Waco, Texas, and the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) Student Case Competition in New Orleans.
MHA program director Julie Robbins, PhD, said case competitions are a prime way to prepare students for careers in the health care administration field.
Teams of students from The Ohio State University College of Public Health presented strategies for reducing the burden of opioid misuse and opioid-related deaths in Hocking County, Ohio, to county health officials in the inaugural CPH Student Case Competition on Wednesday.
The competition, organized and hosted by the College of Public Health Alumni Society, challenged teams of undergraduate and graduate students to spend two weeks developing population health intervention strategies based on the county’s community health assessment data, and existing resources and programming.
Brittney Francis, a second-year PhD student of epidemiology at the College of Public Health (CPH), was recently awarded a $120,000 fellowship from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).
The award will provide Francis with financial support for her training and research at CPH, as well as leadership training through RWJF’s Health Policy Research Scholars program, which serves doctoral students from underrepresented backgrounds.
Seven undergraduate students from the College of Public Health presented their thesis research on March 29 at the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum held at OSU, with two students receiving awards for their research.
Montgomry Burgoon, Katherine Friedman, Lea Ghastine, Sarah Jossart, Rana Khalil, Allison Porter and Mariah Wood presented their research and were graded by judges on factors such as impact of visual content, narrative and presentation skills.
The College of Public Health Master of Health Administration (MHA) program sent students to two high-profile case competitions in recent months where they were challenged to develop the best solution to a health care related case study.
MHA program director Julie Robbins describes the importance of case competitions both to student development and the program’s reputation.
Ohio State University’s bachelor's in public health degree has been ranked #5 in the nation by Collegechoice.net. The rankings, which assessed 35 universities and their bachelor’s of public health programs, are determined by tuition, and reputation of the schools and anticipated salary of graduates, among other factors.
This past November, Veterinary Public Health students, along with Public Health and Veterinary Preventative Medicine faculty, explored firsthand the leading exporting animal food production systems from farm-to-table in Costa Rica.