College of Public Health Magazine

Summernickol Stewart brings ‘nurturing side’ to doula work

As a birth and postpartum doula, BSPH student Summernickol Stewart puts her passion for reproductive justice into practice. She was inspired to join the field after learning about maternal health equity at CPH and has supported nearly a dozen Cleveland-area women in childbirth since 2020.

Summernickol Stewart smiling on sunny day outside Cunz Hall
Dean Amy Fairchild

A note from Dean Fairchild

As we prepare to congratulate our latest graduating class and look forward to all the good that they’ll do in the fields of public health and health care management, I find myself thinking about the experiences they have while at Ohio State – both inside and outside the classroom – and how those enriching moments enhance their ability to flourish. This year’s spring magazine is a perfect opportunity to join me in this reflection.

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Jason Marion headshot

Q&A: Alumnus fueled by passion for environmental science

CPH alumnus Jason Marion MS ’10 PhD ’11 shares his love for environmental health science in the classroom as an associate professor at Eastern Kentucky University. Marion discusses how public service guided his interest in the field and the impact of his time at Ohio State.

Stan Lemeshow

Stan Lemeshow’s public health legacy

CPH's founding dean Stan Lemeshow will retire this spring after 24 years at the university. Lemeshow is a prolific author, international leader in statistical modeling and a passionate teacher whose leadership laid a strong foundation for success.

HOPES center chair Eric Seiber and staff members

Center for HOPES targets health literacy with new partnership

A new Center for Hopes collaboration aims to assess and address health literacy gaps that negatively impact health equity and make it challenging for individuals to navigate the health care system.

highlights of alumni fund-raising campaign, showing class of 1999 as top fund-raiser

MHA Challenge: Class of 1999 earns top spot

In a first-of-its-kind challenge, MHA graduating classes faced off to raise money for the program, its students and its faculty, and the Class of ‘99 earned top honors.

Black woman at doctor's office

Obstacles for breast cancer prevention in high-risk Black women

Black women at high risk of breast cancer face a variety of obstacles that may keep them from care that could prevent cancer and increase the chances they’ll survive if they develop the disease, new research led by CPH’s Tasleem Padamsee has found.

Mohammad Jawad Jahid

Fulbright student celebrates ‘a dream that came true’

Mohammad Jawad Jahid came to the College of Public Health from Afghanistan through the Fulbright Foreign Student Program and will graduate this spring with his master’s in veterinary public health.

Students, faculty use harm reduction to destigmatize drug use

'Meet people where they are'

Public Health students are helping their peers learn about harm reduction strategies and how they can help save lives through tools including the overdose reversal drug naloxone. And CPH researchers are partnering with local health departments to find more ways to provide holistic services to people who use drugs.