The Graduate: Julia Applegate

I remember the exact moment I knew I needed to return to Ohio State to get my MPH. I was the LGBTQ health program manager at Columbus Public Health and the health commissioner asked me to prepare a presentation for the board of health that included a reference to the “Principles of the Ethical...

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The Student: Dan Brook

At the time, I was committed to pursuing academic medicine. I had the (false) belief that public health and medicine were separate entities,...

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Turning Pain into Action: Disaster Relief from 2,000 Miles Away

Ohio State's Puerto Rico Association

That’s when the hurricane hit, and Davila-Martin found herself 2,000 miles away from home with little to do to help her friends and family.

On September 21, Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Flooding in Puerto Rico left millions without fuel, food and...

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Loved one’s death could spur aggressive measures against breast cancer

Tasleem Padamsee, PhD, assistant professor of health services management and policy

Women whose family members or friends died of cancer were far more likely to approach prevention aggressively than were those whose loved ones survived the disease, found a team of researchers at The Ohio State University.

“The cancer of someone you care about is a lens through which you...

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A Head Start

Kirsten Chrzan, Master of Public Health, epidemiology

 The first life I saved was a heroin overdose...

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