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Rebecca Anderson, JD, MS, CGC

Faculty Highlight – Associate Professor, Health Promotion, Social and Behavioral Health Becky Anderson holds a law degree from UN-L and a master’s degree in genetics. Her thesis characterized a wing mutation in fruit flies. She has worked at the Nebraska Unicameral, at an intellectual property law firm, and at the Munroe-Meyer Institute as a genetic counselor. Since 2000, she has taught law and ethics to medical students at UNMC. In the summer of 2011, she initiated a Public Health Law course with enrollees from the… Continue Reading

Exchange Students from National Taiwan University

Student Highlight – In January of 2011, the UNMC College of Public Health signed agreements with the College of Public Health of National Taiwan University (NTU) to promote collaboration in education and academic research. The NTU College of Public Health is a top public health academic institution in Asia. Based on the agreement, the two colleges will exchange up to three graduate or professional students each year. This fall, the first three NTU students (introduced below) are visiting and studying at UNMC. Building on the… Continue Reading

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 is also engaged in public health practice by coordinating GIS and public health data integration activities at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. A geographic information system often… Continue Reading

Making the Work Place Safe for Meatpacking Workers

Public Health Community Advisory by Lina Lander, ScD, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology The meatpacking industry is one of the largest employers in the United States, employing over 500,000 workers in 2009. This industry is also among the most dangerous. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 6.9 workers per 100 full-time workers were injured in meatpacking facilities, compared to 3.6 workers per 100 full-time workers injured in private industry in 2009. Working conditions in meatpacking plants have steadily changed since the passage of the… Continue Reading

President Barack Obama Appoints COPH Faculty Member to Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative Public Health

Public Health in the National News In April of this year, President Barack Obama appointed Patrik Johansson, MD, MPH, director of the Rural Health Education Network and associate professor in the Department of Health Promotion, Social and Behavioral Health, to the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative Public Health (Advisory Group). The Advisory Group, established through a provision in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is composed of sixteen prevention professionals whose expertise includes worksite health promotion; community services, including community health centers; preventive… Continue Reading