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John J. Lowe, PhD

Education Highlight – John J. Lowe, PhD, is an assistant professor in the UNMC COPH Department of Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health. His teaching focuses on environmental science and core public health topics, including the public health system, ecological framework for determinants of health, core functions of public health, public health ethics, and interventions and emergency preparedness. Dr. Lowe teaches ENV 970 Doctoral Seminar in Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health CPH 500 / HPRO 830 Foundations in Public Health He assisted Dr. Sharon Medcalf and… Continue Reading

Bernadette McCrory, PhD

Student Highlight – Dr. Bernadette McCrory is an MPH student in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) College of Public Health. Bernie is originally from Denver, Colorado. She completed her MS and PhD in engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her BS at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Currently she is a research scientist within the Movement and Neurosciences Center at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, a research assistant professor within the Mechanical & Materials Engineering Department at the University of… Continue Reading

Bettye Apenteng, PhD

Alumni Highlight – Bettye Apenteng graduated from the COPH with a PhD in Health Services Research, Administration, and Policy in 2013. Hometown: Accra, Ghana Current career position: Assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, Jiann-Pinn Hsu College of Public Health, Georgia Southern University. I really enjoy teaching and I am particularly impressed by the extensive amount of practical public health and health care management experience my students bring. This makes for exceptionally interactive and interesting class sessions. What you value most about… Continue Reading

Community-Driven Solutions to Public Health Problems

Spotlight on Research at COPH – Both social marketing and community-based participatory research demonstrate the importance of understanding the perspective of people impacted by a given issue. However, each stops short of fully engaging people in the entire process of researching, developing, implementing, and evaluating solutions to those problems. Leveraging points of convergence between those two proven approaches has led a proposed integrated approach to developing sustainable interventions. The integrated approach is currently being tested in a project with farm women to address farm injuries…. Continue Reading

Mental Health First Aid-USA … for mental health literacy!

Public Health Community Advisory – Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack—even if you have no clinical training— the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health-related crisis. In the MHFA course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. MHFA is an in-person training that teaches you how to help… Continue Reading

Center for Collaboration on Research Design and Analysis (CCORDA)

Public Health Practice – The Center for Collaboration on Research Design and Analysis (CCORDA) seeks to advance clinical, basic, and translational research and public health research at UNMC and in the community and region. CCORDA is available to provide expertise in the quantitative sciences, including biostatistics, epidemiology, and health services research, and to coordinate the collaborative design, planning, conduct, analysis and interpretation of laboratory, clinical, and public health research studies. In addition, the center will provide educational training opportunities for quantitative sciences graduate students and… Continue Reading

Jiangtao Luo, PhD

Education Highlight – Jiangtao Luo, PhD, currently teaches the following courses: BIOS 918 Biostatistical Linear Models – Theory and Applications BIOS 835 / CPH 517 Design of Medical Health Studies BIOS 818 / CPH 516 Biostatistical Methods II (Applied Linear Regression Models). BIOS 835 / CPH 517 is offered in both online and on-campus versions. Dr. Luo has also taught BIOS 806/CPH 506 Biostatistics I in past years. Dr. Luo joined the department in 2010 and conducts research in both statistical genetics and clinical trials…. Continue Reading