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Beachgoers know there is always some risk of disease, but a recent study by a Kent State University researcher shows they may not be aware of all the dangers the beach poses.   In November, Tara C. Smith, Ph.D., a professor of epidemiology in Kent State’s College of Public Health, published the findings of a study her lab conducted in 2015 that...

Myths about vaccines are causing a decline in confidence, but not necessarily in rates of vaccination The center of a public health debate is whether parents should have their children vaccinated. Tara Smith, Ph.D., professor of epidemiology at Kent State University’s College of Public Health, challenges statements made by influential individuals who oppose the widespread use of vaccines, and she calls upon her colleagues in the scientific...

Kathryn Owens continues her studies at Kent State University after she and her fiancé Caleb Frost walked through waist-high water to escape the flood left behind from Hurricane Harvey. While the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey was a distant disaster for many, the storm touched the lives and families of numerous Kent State University students studying on the Kent campus and online from their Texas homes. Here are a few of their stories: Kathryn Owens - Port Arthur, Texas - Graduate Student in Kent State University's College of...

Combating Antibiotic Resistance: A Policy Roadmap to Reduce Use of Medically Important Antibiotics in Livestock offers 11 core policy recommendations. Antibiotic resistance is a public health crisis that threatens the lives of millions of people around the world. Yet, according to a new report released Aug. 29, the U.S. policy response fails to adequately address this major challenge. The commission report was authored by 12 antibiotic resistance experts from the fields of infectious disease...

Combating Antibiotic Resistance: A Policy Roadmap to Reduce Use of Medically Important Antibiotics in Livestock offers 11 core policy recommendations. The center of a public health debate is whether parents should have their children vaccinated. Tara Smith, Ph.D., professor of epidemiology at Kent State University’s College of Public Health, challenges statements made by influential individuals who oppose the widespread use of vaccines, and she calls upon her colleagues in the scientific...

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...