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BSPH students cap off semester with Capstone Poster Session

capstone poster session

Each semester, the Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) Capstone Poster Session highlights the accomplishments of College of Public Health undergraduate students' capstone experiences and celebrates the faculty and staff who have helped the students reach their capstone goals.

The capstone project has been a required component of the BSPH curricula since the program's inception...

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Scholarship to attend family planning forum won by doctoral student

Courtney Dewart, doctoral student of epidemiology

Epidemiology doctoral student Courtney Dewart won a scholarship to attend the 2018 North American Forum on Family Planning next month in New Orleans.

Since its commencement in 2011, the three-day annual forum, co-sponsored by the Society of Family Planning, Planned Parenthood Federation...

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New program boosts use of HIV medications in injection-drug users

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A relatively simple effort to provide counseling and connect injection-drug users with resources could prove powerful against the spread of HIV in a notoriously hard-to-reach population, new research suggests.

The study increased by almost 30 percent the use of...

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CPH staff member wins annual research paper contest

Brittney Keller-Hamilton, program manager, Division of Epidemiology

Epidemiology program manager Brittney Keller-Hamilton was announced as one of five winners in the 2018 annual Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD) Student Research Paper Contest.

Keller-Hamilton was awarded in the doctoral category for her paper titled “Tobacco and Alcohol on Television: A...

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Algal blooms a threat to small lakes and ponds, too

Harmful algae isn’t just a problem for high-profile bodies of water – it poses serious, toxic threats in small ponds and lakes as well, new research has found.

A team of researchers from The Ohio State University examined water samples from two dozen ponds and small lakes in rural Ohio and found...

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Epidemiology PhD student's study finds 2 in 5 teens texting while driving despite state bans

Li Li, MS, a doctoral student of epidemiology at the Ohio State University College of Public Health, is the first author of an article examining individual- and state-level factors associated with teens texting while driving. The study, done in conjunction with researchers from The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),...

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New report shows increasing trend of EMS-administered naloxone for overdoses

A study conducted by researchers with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians shows a significant increase in EMS administration of naloxone during a recent five-year period. Naloxone is a life-saving drug...

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Research forums a rite of passage for many students

Mikafui Dzotsi and Christopher Weghorst, PhD

In March, three of the college’s doctoral students placed in the top three in their respective categories at the Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum.

Brittany Keller-Hamilton (epidemiology) placed second for her research on the effects of outdoor tobacco advertising on young males; Seungjen Lee (environmental health sciences) placed second with his research on microcystin...

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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 contaminants emitted in structural fire smoke are associated with cancer.

Olivo-Marston, assistant professor of...

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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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Study: Smoking bans do not cause job losses in bars, restaurants

New public health research suggests that exempting bars from community smoking bans makes no economic difference in terms of preserving bar employment, and that even the most comprehensive clean indoor air policies do not lead to a reduction in hospitality jobs.

Researchers hope the findings, based on a study in Minnesota, will factor into future debates within municipalities and states...

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Hyder Receives NSF Grant to Engage High School Students in Air Pollution Study

Ayaz Hyder, assistant professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences at the College of Public Health and affiliated faculty, Translational Data Analytics received an NSF grant along with colleague, Andrew May, assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering.  This grant will be used to engage high school students as citizen...

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Undergraduate researcher named Marshall Scholar

Ohio State senior Alexander Chaitoff has been named a 2013 Marshall Scholar.  The Marshall Scholarship supports graduate study at any academic institution in the United Kingdom; thirty-six scholarships were awarded to outstanding seniors and recent graduates across the country.  “I’m humbled to have been chosen for the award, proud to represent Ohio State, and also very excited to be...

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Ohio State Ethiopia Blog

Ohio State's seven health sciences colleges have created a blog featuring the activities of faculty and students involved in education and research taking place in Ethiopia. Below is the first post from June 21 introducing the work being done and the purpose of the blog.

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Nagaraja’s birthday celebrated with international conference

“Forty-two years ago, I tossed a coin to choose between mathematics and statistics,” Haikady Nagaraja said. “This experiment led me on an unbelievably interesting and rewarding route.” 

To celebrate his 60th birthday and dedicated research career, Nagaraja, professor and chair of the Division of...

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Wickizer study on occupational healthcare delivery leads to policy change

Thomas Wickizer

A study on the quality and costs of workers’ compensation programs by Ohio State University researcher Thomas Wickizer, PhD, MPH, and his former colleagues at the University of Washington has resulted in a new law in the state of Washington which reorganizes how occupational care is delivered.

Ohio and Washington are among a...

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Public Health undergrad receives research scholar award

The College of Public Health would like to congratulate Mariah E. Charette on her successful application for the OSU-Research Scholar Award.

Mariah has a wealth of training and experiences that have prepared her for success in the Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) degree program.

“This award means that I can continue my endeavors as I further explore public health and...

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