College of Public Health

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...

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...