University of Nebraska Medical Center

Category: Vol. 4 / Is. 04, Apr 2014

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 […]

Apr 15, 2014

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 […]

Apr 15, 2014

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 […]

Apr 15, 2014

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 […]

Apr 15, 2014

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 […]

Apr 15, 2014

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 […]

Apr 15, 2014