Passing the baton

William J. Martin II

When he became the College of Public Health dean in 2013, William J. Martin II saw new partnerships as the key to a better future for Ohio. As he retires this summer, Martin reflects on the unique position the college is in to improve health in Ohio and beyond.


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Warning: tobacco products kill

Marielle Brinkman, senior research scientist in the College of Public Health Division of Epidemiology

Use of tobacco products grew 38.3 percent among high school students in 2018, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

College of Public Health senior research scientist Marielle Brinkman has worked over 18 years quantifying human exposures to the...

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Amy Fairchild chosen as the next dean of the College of Public Health

Amy Lauren Fairchild, PhD, MPH

Dr. Fairchild will join Ohio State from the Texas A & M University, where she serves as associate vice president for faculty and academic affairs in the Health Science Center and formerly served as associate dean for academic affairs in the School of Public Health. She is...

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Lemeshow receives Cupples Award from Boston University

Biostatistics professor and former CPH dean Stanley Lemeshow, PhD

His passport tells a story. Multi-colored stamps bring back memories: Holland, Australia, China, India. For professor Stanley Lemeshow, PhD, teaching over 100 courses around the world has allowed him to share his passion for biostatistics with the future generation of public...

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Protecting our future

(Left to right) Aminat Adewumi, Sarah Hatcher, Farhiya Abdulrahman, Julia Engel, Kerry Jamieson

Sarah Hatcher, BSPH ’19  

I’m spending my semester working on research regarding women’s autonomy and its effects on spousal abuse in sub-Saharan Africa. This type of work is especially important to global health. When looking at developing...

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Classroom innovator: JaNelle Ricks

JaNelle Ricks, DrPH, MPA

The assistant professor of health behavior and health promotion employs innovative teaching techniques to inspire future public health leaders both inside and outside the classroom. In her course focused on health promotion interventions (PUBHHBP 7542, Settings and Special...

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Get to Know: Liz Klein

Liz Klein, PhD, MPH

What drives your passion for public health?­­

When I started college, I wasn’t familiar with the idea of public health. I tried a few majors before I found a fit in community health education. Working in public health practice helped me find that...

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