College of Public Health

Shanice Cheatham worked with Kent State’s College of Public Health and LaunchNET Kent State to help her company, Endemic Solutions, develop its Endemic Filtration Portable Handwashing System. In 2009, Shanice Cheatham, who received her bachelor’s degree from Kent State University in 2013 and is pursuing a graduate degree in environmental health sciences at Kent State, was told that her father had a 10 percent chance of living after being infected with MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. MRSA is a type of staph bacteria...

Willie Oglesby, associate professor of health policy and management in Kent State’s College of Public Health, discusses research with students in a classroom in Moulton Hall. Scholar of the Month Willie H. Oglesby III Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management College of Public Health 2009-present Willie Oglesby is a member of the founding faculty at the College of Public Health. He is an associate professor of health policy and management and also serves as the assistant director of the Office of Public...

Willie Oglesby, associate professor of health policy and management in Kent State’s College of Public Health, discusses research with students in a classroom in Moulton Hall.   Kent State University nursing and public health students are learning about how faith based organizations play a key role in providing health care around the world. As part of their degree program, 20 students, along with Ken Slenkovich, assistant dean of Kent State’s College of Public Health, attended the World Health Assembly in Geneva,...

Kent State Associate Professor Tara Smith (center) reviews test results with students in a laboratory in the university’s Centennial Research Park. Smith has been selected as Kent State’s Scholar of the Month. Scholar of the Month Tara C. Smith Associate Professor of Epidemiology  College of Public Health 2013-present Tara C. Smith is an associate professor of epidemiology in the Department of Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences and Epidemiology in the College of Public Health. Her research focuses on emerging infectious diseases, zoonotic...

Kent State Associate Professor Tara Smith (center) reviews test results with students in a laboratory in the university’s Centennial Research Park. Smith has been selected as Kent State’s Scholar of the Month. Scholar of the Month Tara C. Smith Associate Professor of Epidemiology  College of Public Health 2013-present Tara C. Smith is an associate professor of epidemiology in the Department of Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences and Epidemiology in the College of Public Health. Her research focuses on emerging infectious diseases, zoonotic...

Kent State students Kyle Snyder, Nilufar Nurinova and Vincent Shannon have gained valuable experiences through internships and co-ops. They are pictured in the new Center for Undergraduate Excellence. Earlier this year, the state of Ohio designated the second Tuesday of April as “Ohio Internship and Co-op Appreciation Day.” The purpose of the day, which falls on April 14 this year, is to raise awareness of the value of internship and co-op opportunities in this state and promote the establishment of internship and co-op programs at...

Kent State students Kyle Snyder, Nilufar Nurinova and Vincent Shannon have gained valuable experiences through internships and co-ops. They are pictured in the new Center for Undergraduate Excellence. Kent State University’s College of Nursing and College of Public Health are collaborating with the Portage County Health Department and the Emergency Management Agency (EMA) to stage a disaster simulation exercise. The Point of Dispensing Exercise, which involves a mock Anthrax release, triage and treatment site, will take place Tuesday, Apr....

Kent State University researchers will launch three new studies of harmful algal blooms (HAB) in Lake Erie this spring as part of an overall $2 million water quality initiative by the Ohio Board of Regents.  Harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie can produce toxins that make water hazardous to drink and force cities to use additional treatment steps...

The recent measles outbreak in the United States has stirred up a lot of debate about getting children vaccinated. Kent State University associate professor Tara Smith in the College of Public Health shared her views with CNN on what does and does not influence parents to vaccinate their children.  Smith points to psychological studies where...

How well does Twitter represent public perceptions and behavior in a public health crisis?  Researchers at Kent State University have received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study what social media activity on Twitter reveals about perceptions of last October’s Ebola scare and how perceptions influenced behavior. What the...