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Category: Spotlight COPH Research

Dr. Jaime Gofin’s Research Shows Effectiveness of Community Oriented Primary Care

Spotlight on Research at COPH – Dr. Jaime Gofin’s Research Shows Effectiveness of Community Oriented Primary Care Community oriented primary care (COPC) constitutes a bridge between medicine (individual clinical care) and public health, in which the focus of care is the total community, allowing the care of both the individual and the community to be […]

Nov 15, 2011

Dr. Lin’s Research Connects Geography and Public Health

Spotlight on Research at COPH Dr. Ge Lin is an associate professor in the Department of Health Services Research and Administration. His research interests include geographic information systems (GIS), spatial disease surveillance, public health data integration, and the effect of climate change on human health. Dr. Lin not only carries out cutting-edge GIS research, but […]

Oct 15, 2011

Spotlight on Research at COPH

Dr. LeVan Studies the Genetic Epidemiology of Respiratory Disease Among Agricultural Workers To realize the promise of genetic epidemiology in research and public health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Tricia LeVan, PhD, established the Core Facility for Mutation and Methylation Analysis. Dr. LeVan is an assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology, with […]

Sep 15, 2011

Spotlight on Research at COPH

Biostatisticians and Childhood Cancer Research Biostatistics is one of the core disciplines of public health. Biostatistical science includes the application of statistical methods to research in the biological sciences, and the development of new statistical methodology to apply to that research. Dr. James Anderson, a professor in the Department of Biostatistics, is one of the […]

Aug 15, 2011

Spotlight on COPH Research

Dr. Joshi Uses Health Informatics to Address Public Health Issues Dr. Ashish Joshi is an assistant professor in the COPH Department of Health Services Research and Administration and the Center for Global Health and Development. Dr. Joshi’s research interests include global health; multifaceted technology-mediated interventions to support chronic care; and computer-mediated health education, geovisualization, and […]

Jul 15, 2011

Spotlight on Research at COPH

 Timing is Everything by Alan Kolok, PhD, professor in the COPH Department of Environmental, Agricultural, and Occupational Health Is bigger always better? In toxicology, the use of enhanced analytical resolution or enhanced discriminatory power defines “large scale” science, giving the researcher greater ability to discriminate between zero and a real value. For example, it […]

Jun 15, 2011

Spotlight on Research at COPH

Preventing Childhood Obesity: An Overview of Dr. Terry Huang’s Research There is no sign that obesity is retreating as one of the most burdensome causes of disease facing Americans today. Two-thirds of American adults and one-third of American children are overweight or obese. The rates in Nebraska track closely the national average. However, evidence suggests […]

May 15, 2011