University of Nebraska Medical Center

Category: Research

Data collection continues as halfway point reached in malaria project

College of Public Health Department of Epidemiology Assistant Professor, Abraham Mengist, PhD, is continuing data collection in Ethiopia as part of a two-year malaria project. The project is a collaboration with researchers from Addis Ababa University and is investigating the impact of repeated anthelminthic treatment on the Epidemiology and clinical outcomes of malaria, anemia, undernutrition, […]

Jun 22, 2022

Awards presented at College of Public Health convocation

Faculty and student awards were presented at the College of Public Health’s convocation held May 4. The following College of Public Health faculty members and students were honored: Excellence in Teaching Award: Lorena Baccaglini, D.D.S., Ph.D., associate professor, epidemiology, for her ability to break down and teach complex statistical concepts with humor and enthusiasm. Carruth […]

May 30, 2018

Students and faculty receiving awards

CDC Data Used to Develop a Breastfeeding Predictive Model

Research Highlight- My name is Lea Pounds, and I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Promotion at the UNMC College of Public Health. I conduct research related to breastfeeding with a focus on understanding the barriers to longer breastfeeding duration and exclusivity. Human milk provides optimum nutrition for infants and has health […]

Apr 30, 2018

Lea Pounds, PhD, MBA


The Health Care System in Turkey: Opportunities for Collaboration with Acibadem University – Presented by College of Public Health Grand Rounds Dr. S.  Haluk ÖZSARI, MD, PhD, MS Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Management Director of the Health Policy Implementation & Research Center Director of the Center for Continuing Education & Development […]

Apr 10, 2018

Creating a Landscape of Community Population Health and Wellness Contexts for Children

Spotlight on Research at COPH – Preventive health behaviors, such as physical activity and healthful eating, are brief events that accumulate throughout the day.  Previous research and health professional practice have typically viewed sustained health behavior as an individual’s decision made frequently and habitually over time.  Strategies to promote healthy behavior have focused on developing […]

Mar 30, 2018

Dr. Brandon Grimm, Dr. Athena Ramos, Chelsey Schlechter, & Dr. David Dzewaltowski

Researchers at COPH Health Services Research and Administration Examine the Needs of Emergency Department Patients with High Utilization Patterns

Spotlight on Research at COPH – Medical care expenditures are highly concentrated in the U.S. with 5% of the population responsible for nearly half of all health care expenses. Patients with high medical utilization often have frequent emergency department visits. There is an increasing interest in studying the characteristics and underlying needs of the frequent […]

Mar 30, 2018

Dr. Hongmei Wang

March 30, 2018 – “Effective Scalable Community Health Worker Programs”

Presented by – College of public health | Center for reducing health disparities Effective Scalable Community Health Worker Programs Shreya Kangovi, MD, MSHP Assistant Professor, Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania Dr. Shreya Kangovi is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, and Executive Director of the Penn […]

Feb 27, 2018