Alum Reduces Opiate Overdose Deaths Through Program at ODH

Amy Holthusen, MPH ‘15

Leslie Dawn Cooper struggled with addiction for years until her untimely death in 2009. The Portsmouth, Ohio, resident overdosed on oxycodone at the age of 34. If someone else was present at the time of her death, a witness intervention could have saved Cooper’s life.

Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With...

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Guy Smalley retires as first undergraduate adviser at CPH

Guy Smalley

While many of his retired friends express concern for youths’ work ethic, Guy Smalley finds hope: Hope in the drive and energy of the public health students he has advised to make a difference in the world by improving overall health outcomes. Smalley will take that hope into retirement at the end of December.

Smalley’s career in public health began in the late 1980s in northern Arizona...

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“Smart Foodsheds” project aims to improve food security in Columbus, Sacramento

Ayaz Hyder, PhD

Although food is mass produced to feed the world’s population, health and nutritional disparities like food insecurity still affect millions of lives. Working to address these disparities is Ayaz Hyder, PhD, assistant professor of environmental health sciences at the College of Public Health. Hyder is co-principal investigator on a new National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded project aimed at...

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Master of Health Administration Students Place in National Case Competitions


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 San Antonio.

MHA program director Julie Robbins, PhD, said case competitions are a prime way to prepare...

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Two CPH Faculty Members Receive NIH-K Grants to Support Research and Career Development

Julianna Nemeth, PhD (left), and Steve Oghumu, PhD (right), each received Career Development (K) Awards from the National Institutes of Health.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) presented CPH faculty members Julianna Nemeth, PhD, and Steve Oghumu, PhD, with Career Development (K) Awards, providing them with additional funding for their research projects and developmental support in the early stages of their careers.

Nemeth, an...

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CPH Professor Re-selected as University Faculty Mentor

Rebecca Andridge, PhD

One way new professors at Ohio State gain support on their journeys as Buckeyes is through Faculty FIT, a year-long mentorship program pairing new and established faculty members.

Rebecca Andridge, PhD, associate professor of biostatistics at CPH, has been selected for the second year in a row...

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Public health students take on Ohio community’s struggle with opioids in case competition

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...

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G. Wyckliffe Hoffler ’68: From aerospace medicine to amateur astronomy

G. Wyckliffe Hoffler, MD, MS ’68, aerospace medicine graduate from the department of preventive medicine, division of public health, is a retired NASA physician.  In his earlier work with NASA at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas, Hoffler would evaluate astronauts' cardiovascular health pre- and post-flight during the Apollo Lunar and Skylab programs.   Later he also supported...

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Epi PhD candidate wins national award for dissertation on pediatric traumatic brain injury

Jin Peng, MD, MS

Jin Peng, MD, MS, PhD candidate of epidemiology at The Ohio State University College of Public Health, received the Joseph J. Tepas Award at the 2017 Pediatric Trauma Society Annual Meeting in November. The competitive award is issued annually to recognize non-physician researchers who demonstrate excellence in pediatric trauma research.

Peng was honored for her dissertation research, “...

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College honors 2017 Champions of Public Health and distinguished alumni awardees

2017 Champions of Public Health

The College of Public Health presented the 2017 Champions of Public Health Awards on October 16 to five individuals and organizations for making strides in improving the health and well-being of Ohioans.

Among the awardees were the Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio, which received the Dean’s Award for adhering to the needs of poor children, those with disabilities and children of color;...

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