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March 4, 2015 – “Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age: Past, Present, and Future Implications for Public Health.”

UNMC College of Public Health Grand Rounds “Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age: Past, Present, and Future Implications for Public Health.” Eric R. Buhi, MPH, PhD Associate Professor, Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Science, Graduate School of Public Health Associate Director, Center for Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age San Diego State University Wednesday, March 4, 2015 12:00-1:00 pm MCPH 3013 Objectives: At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to define human dynamics. At the end of the presentation, participants will… Continue Reading

Dec 15, 2014 – “Getting to the End Game on Tobacco: A Novel Environmental Approach”

UNMC College of Public Health Grand Rounds  “Getting to the End Game on Tobacco: A Novel Environmental Approach” Thomas E. Novotny, MD MPH Professor of Global Health Co-director, Joint SDSU/UCSD PhD Program in Global Health Associate Director for Border and Global Health Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University Monday, December 15, 2014 12:00-1:00 pm MCPH 3013 Objectives Evaluate the current global tobacco control architecture: approaches, successes, and failures. Re-frame tobacco use as a full-service environmental problem needing novel solutions. Describe the scientific… Continue Reading

Dec 3, 2014 “New York State’s Cardiac Registries: History, Uses, Impact, and Limitations.”

UNMC College of Public Health Grand Rounds “New York State’s Cardiac Registries:  History, Uses, Impact, and Limitations.” Edward L. Hannan, PhD Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean Emeritus of Health Policy, Management and Behavior at the School of Public Health, State University of New York, University at Albany Wednesday, December 3, 2014 10:00-11:00 am MCPH 3013 Dr. Hannan holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, and M.S. degrees in Operations Research and in Mathematics.  He has previously taught quantitative methods in business schools and… Continue Reading

Nov 19, 2014 – “Leveraging Data for Quality Improvement and Outcomes and Comparative Effectiveness Research” & “An Overview of Economic Evaluation in Public Health.”

UNMC College of Public Health Grand Rounds Two presentations: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:00-1:00 pm MCPH 3013 “ Leveraging Data for Quality Improvement and Outcomes and Comparative Effectiveness Research.” Preethy Nayar, MBBS, MS, MPhil, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Health Services Research and Administration College of Public Health Objectives: To describe the use of organizational level data in performance evaluation of health care organizations. To describe the use of patient level and organizational level data in Quality Improvement and Outcomes and Comparative Effectiveness Research. “An… Continue Reading

Nov 5, 2014 – “Occupational Factors in Coccidioidomycosis, Hantavirus, Coronavirus, Avian Influenza, and other Emerging Pathogens”

“Occupational Factors in Coccidioidomycosis, Hantavirus, Coronavirus, Avian Influenza, and other Emerging Pathogens.” Jason Wilken, PhD CDC Career Epidemiology Field Officer, detailed to the California Department of Public Health Wednesday, November 5, 2014 12:00-1:00 pm MCPH 3013 Objectives: Understand the issues in determining work-associated contributions to the incidence of coccidioidomycosis. Identify modifiable work-associated exposures to infectious diseases such as coccidioidomycosis. Differentiate between work-associated and community-associated exposures for endemic infectious diseases. Watch Recording

Denise H. Britigan, PhD, CHES

Denise Britigan, PhD, CHES

Education Highlight – Denise H. Britigan, PhD, CHES, is an assistant professor in the UNMC COPH Department of Health Promotion, Social and Behavioral Health. Her teaching focuses on health promotion/community health, with an emphasis on health communication and health literacy. Dr. Britigan will be teaching the first University of Nebraska massive open online course (MOOC), entitled Health Literacy and Communication for Health Professionals, set to begin October 19, 2014. Healthy literacy is identified as a priority for national action and “critical to delivering person-centered health… Continue Reading

Stephanie Nelson

Stephanie Nelson

Student Highlight – Stephanie Nelson is a dual degree MPH/MBA student, in the Public Health Administration concentration. Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska What brought you to public health? I first became interested in public health through undergraduate classes in disease prevention. After attending UNMC’s COPH Open House and meeting with professors in the HSRA Department, I felt that the MPH curriculum would greatly enhance my education and career opportunities. What do you like most about COPH? My favorite part of the College of Public Health is the… Continue Reading