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May 21, 2013 – “Hispanic/Latino Paradox in Mortality, Health and Aging in the United States”

College of Public Health Maurer Center for Public Health May 21, 2013 The Center for Reducing Health Disparities presents: “Hispanic/Latino Paradox in Mortality, Health and Aging in the United States” presented by Kyriakos S. Markides, PhD. Dr. Markides is the editor of the Journal of Aging and Health, as well as “The Encyclopedia of Health and Aging.” He is the director of the division of sociomedical sciences, department of preventive medicine and community health, University of Texas Medical Branch. He is currently the Annie and… Continue Reading

The College of Public Health Spring Gala

The College of Public Health Spring Gala was held on April 6, 2013 at the Joslyn Art Museum.  The gala was a celebration of National Public Health Week with community friends of the college, faculty and staff.                 

Ozgur Araz, PhD: Developing System Simulation Models to Inform Public Health Policy Decisions

Spotlight on Research at COPH – Dr. Araz’s research focuses on developing system simulation models to analyze and understand the behaviors of complex systems and to inform policy decision making about complex public health issues. Simulation gives policy makers the ability to see the real-time impact of their decisions. As an industrial engineer trained in systems simulation and computational methods, Dr. Araz participates in various research projects in the College of Public Health (COPH) and collaborates with faculty from other colleges on campus. His recent… Continue Reading

Dr. Baojiang Chen, PhD, Research on Biostatistical Methodological Development and Applications

Spotlight on Research at COPH – Dr. Chen’s current research focuses on both methodological development and statistical applications to research, such as in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) studies and cancer studies. Dr. Chen has been working on statistical methods and analyses for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in the National Alzheimer’s Coordinating Center (NACC). Approximately 5 million people in the United States and more than 37 million people worldwide are affected by AD. With AD, a person’s memory and ability to learn and carry out daily activities such… Continue Reading

Kendra Schmid, PhD

Faculty Highlight – Dr. Kendra Schmid teaches BIOS 823/CPH 653, Categorical Data Analysis. While this course is an MPH biostatistics concentration course, students in other programs also enroll. Dr. Schmid is developing an online section of the MPH biostatistics core course, BIOS 806/CPH 506, to be offered in spring 2013. Dr. Schmid’s methodological research focuses on statistical shape analysis, and more specifically, on methods of describing, mapping, and matching shapes using landmark coordinates. As a biostatistician, she serves as a statistician for research projects across… Continue Reading

Maha Farid

Student Highlight – Maha Farid is a PhD candidate in the College of Public Health (COPH) Department of Environmental, Agricultural, and Occupational Health, in the toxicology track. Maha graduated from medical school in Egypt in 2001 and earned a master’s degree in in forensic medicine and toxicology in 2006. In 2008, Maha received a scholarship from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Egypt to pursue a PhD in toxicology. She began her PhD program in the COPH in August of 2008. Maha… Continue Reading

Shinobu Watanabe-Galloway, PhD, Research on Mental Illness and Substance-Related Disorders

Spotlight on Research at COPH – Across the United States, two million persons with serious mental illnesses are booked into jails each year. According to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, about 40% of state prison and local jail inmates have substance use disorders, and 25% have substance use disorders with mental illness. There is a substantial overlap between the behavioral health and criminal justice systems. Dr. Shinobu Watanabe-Galloway and her research team worked with the Behavioral Health Division of… Continue Reading