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.


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College reconnects at ‘Welcome Back’ event; students collect donations for opioid-affected southern Ohio

CPH student Chinenye Bosah shares information about the Multicultural Public Health Student Association.

While reconnecting over free breakfast and coffee, students, faculty and staff learned about some of the support services that the college’s Office of Research provides, and student organizations shared overviews of their missions.

“The ‘Welcome Back’ event was a great...

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FROM CLASSROOM TO CAMEROON: Alum puts BSPH to work in Peace Corps

Women from Paulos' care group

Sesen Paulos was yet another undecided student at Ohio State.

It was 2011 and Paulos wasn’t certain which major would merge her interests in social and natural sciences. That was until the College of Public Health introduced its Bachelor of Science in Public Health...

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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...

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Tobacco 21 becomes law in Columbus with leadership from CPH faculty

Micah Berman and Mary Ellen Wewers

Associate Professor Micah Berman, JD, and Professor Emerita Mary Ellen Wewers, PhD, MPH, helped lead Columbus’s Tobacco 21 campaign, making Columbus the sixth city in Ohio to adopt the ordinance.

“I worked with city council and the health department to talk through...

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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...

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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...

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