College of Public Health

The Best Schools has ranked Kent State University 22 among colleges and universities around the country for its online Master of Public Health degree. Kent State University’s College of Public Health is receiving national recognition for its online Master of Public Health degree. The Best Schools ranked Kent State 22 among colleges and universities around the country. It selected schools based on the quality of the program, the types of courses offered, the faculty, awards, rankings, and...

Chante Just like other college students ready to graduate, Chante’l Owens is looking forward to holding her diploma in hand and tossing her cap high into the air, as she celebrates the end of challenging academic work and looks forward to the next step in her education and ultimately her career. But Owens is not the typical graduate. She will be one of...

Chante The demand for clinical research associates is high, and the field continues to grow. In 2013, clinical research associates ranked ninth in CNNMoney/Payscale’s 100 Best Jobs in America, which lists the top 100 careers with big growth, great pay and satisfying work. In addition, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employer demand for clinical...

Melissa Zullo (left), associate professor of epidemiology in Kent State’s College of Public Health, works with a Ph.D. student. Kent State University scholar Melissa Zullo, Ph.D., is all heart, an academic who lives and breathes research, almost literally. Zullo, an associate professor of epidemiology in Kent State’s College of Public Health, has spent a significant portion of her professional and academic career studying the best practices for helping cardiac and...

Tara Smith shares how she incorporates zombies into her professional work . They are known as the living dead, the undead or the walking dead - and they are found in more than horror and fantasy books and movies. Zombies are also in the academic work of Tara Smith, Ph.D., associate professor in Kent State University’s College of Public Health. From lectures to research and articles, Smith uses zombies to explain how...

Photo of Shanice Cheatham Kent State University’s Shanice Cheatham is one step closer to helping health care workers stop the spread of disease in underdeveloped countries. Cheatham took first place and won $4500 in the PITCH U elevator competition at the University of Akron, with the generous support of the Burton D. Morgan Foundation. Cheatham is the founder of Endemic...

Photo of Shanice Cheatham A Kent State University epidemiologist has refuted some age-old assumptions about depression in heart attack patients. Studies have shown that people who suffer from depression are more likely to have heart disease or heart attacks in their lifetime. Worse still, similar research shows that heart patients who have depression face lower survival...

Kent State MPH The green and blue colored algae that grows out of control, and often washes up on the shoreline of Lake Erie, is not only unsightly but harmful to many species including humans. In Ohio, the western basin of Lake Erie has experienced some of the worst harmful algal blooms in recent years. The blooms have been detected this summer, as they were...

Kent State MPH Kent State University’s Online Learning Team in the Office of Continuing and Distance Education has earned national recognition for outstanding work in online education. The Association for Educational Communications and Technology presented first- and second-place awards to Kent State for its faculty training courses, “Online Classroom...

Kent State MPH The State of Ohio and the Department of Higher Education awarded Kent State University a $510,000 Regionally Aligned Priorities in Delivering Skills grant. The award is part of a pilot program to bring together business and education partners to fill the growing need for qualified workers in the healthcare industry; specifically, in the areas of...