If you were a city health commissioner, how would you manage an infectious disease outbreak that resulted in mass fatalities? Would you close schools? Quarantine neighborhoods? Suspend public transit?
A new training simulation program enables public health practitioners to get hands-on experience in a virtual world similar to Second Life. In addition, the simulation allows training from...Read more »
Peng Selected as the Student Patient Engagement Fellow at the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)Categories: PhD, Student Research, Students, Epidemiology
Jin Peng, MD, MS, a PhD candidate in Epidemiology, has been selected as the SOPHE Student Patient Engagement Fellow for 2016-17. The fellowship is designed to recognize and train exceptional students to advance the research and practice of patient-centered care from the perspective of health education or behavioral science.
This competitive fellowship is the only one of its kind awarded...Read more »
A study by public health researchers shows that the amount of time spent playing outdoors at preschool is not related to the time spent playing outdoors at home.
The researchers found that having a yard near the home and a parent who visited a park or playground had more influence on outdoor playtime at home.
Alexis Marino, who received her MPH in Environmental Health Sciences...Read more »
A new study suggests that U.S. businesses pay almost $6,000 per year extra for each employee who smokes compared to the cost to employ a person who has never smoked cigarettes.Read more »
The Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination (SAGE) may help physicians tackle the rising number of dementia patients and improve preventative treatment strategies by detecting early signs of cognitive impairments.
Over 1,000 volunteers ages 50 and over were given SAGE as part of a study by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center led by Dr. Doug Scharre, director of the...Read more »
How research and service in Appalachia translates into underrepresented and underserved populations across the globe
With rolling hills, flowing rivers and winding roads, Ohio’s Appalachian area provides some of the most scenic settings of the state. But that geography and socioeconomic landscape becomes a challenge when it comes to health and wellness in these 32 Ohio...Read more »