A DOSE OF THE REAL WORLD: CPH student Ryan Yoder gets a head start on harm reduction

Ryan Yoder

Ryan Yoder’s volunteer work at Safe Point began with small tasks: transporting syringes, handing out brochures on HIV and Hepatitis and restocking tourniquets. A year and a half later, he’s one of only three staff members supporting one of Columbus’s comprehensive harm...

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Graduate student contributes to United Nations road safety resolution in New York City

Three thousand, four hundred people die on the road every day, according to the World Health Organization. This translates to 1.3 million global traffic deaths every year. Tracy Mehan, MA, doctoral student of health behavior and health promotion, joined the United Nations in...

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Janet Porter ’77 furthers support of OSU as Trustee

Janet Porter

Over Janet Porter’s 40-year career, she has strived to follow one motto: Live with gratitude. Gratitude for her alma mater is what will fuel Janet’s new tenure as a charter member of Ohio State’s board of trustees through 2020.

A Buckeye through and through, Janet...

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CPH student joins student leaders from across Ohio to address childhood poverty

Chinenye Bosah with Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown

Bosah, a second-year undergraduate student of environmental public health, was invited to the 2017 Propel Ohio Collegiate Leadership Summit at The University of Akron in November. She was joined by hundreds of other college students from colleges across the state to learn...

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Dean Martin gives students taste of public health policy on trip to DC

Ohio State CPH Students in Washington D.C.

Nineteen College of Public Health students traveled to Washington, D.C., over spring break for a crash course in public health policy and advocacy.

The trip was organized by CPH Dean William Martin II, MD, who had his first taste of health policy in 1994 as a senior...

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Researchers seek to identify specific carcinogens affecting firefighters

Susan Olivo-Marston and Olorunfemi Adetona

CPH researchers Susan Olivo-Marston, PhD, MPH, Olorunfemi Adetona, PhD, and Darryl Hood, PhD, are building off of this study to find ways to improve firefighters’ occupational safety.

The team will use biological markers in firefighters to identify which specific...

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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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