Faculty Highlights: Spring 2023
Sheryl Chatfield, Ph.D., associate professor in the College of Public Health and editor-in-chief of the Ohio Journal of Public Health, and Deric Kenne, Ph.D., professor of health policy and management and interim director of the Center for Public Policy and Health (CPPH), have published their work titled "The Association Between Coping Strategies, Resilience, and Flourishing Among Students at Large U.S. University During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Mixed Methods Research Study" in the Building Healthy Academic Communities Journal. The research examines the relationship between coping strategies identified by university students and scores on resilience and flourishing scales and to identify additional themes that described student experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Deric Kenne, Ph.D., professor of health policy and management and interim director of the Center for Public Policy and Health (CPPH), will lead a project to expand substance abuse treatment services in rural Southeastern Ohio. Through a 5-year, $3.7 million grant from the US Department of Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), CPPH will partner with Health Recovery Services (HRS) in Athens, Ohio, to provide resources to help expand and enhance access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD).
Tara Smith, Ph.D., professor of epidemiology, has published an article titled “Family Communication Patterns and Parents’ Intentions to Vaccinate Their Child Against COVID-19” in the Health Communication journal. The study explored how family communication patterns relate to parental knowledge about COVID-19, vaccine confidence, and intentions to vaccinate their children.