College of Public Health

Despite obstacles, student completes public health degree online   Amanda Goodwin of Akron, Ohio, is no stranger to adversity. When she was 5 years old, she was diagnosed with a progressive liver disease that would eventually require a liver transplant. In May 2010, she had completed almost three years of nursing school and was doing really well...

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With the flu season approaching quickly, the Honors Prevention and Control of Diseases class taught by Christopher Woolverton, Ph.D., is working to prevent a flu outbreak by helping to organize and promote student participation in the annual Kent State flu vaccine clinic. On Tuesday, Oct. 28, Kent State’s University Health Services, the College...

 Kent State University public health and nursing students along with Carol Sedlak, Ph.D., Kent State nursing professor and Tracey Motter, baccalaureate program director for Kent State Some 30 graduate and undergraduate students learned firsthand about public health outside of North America when they enrolled in global health immersion courses this past May.   Eight students delved into tropical disease research and the public health systems of Latin America during the second Summer Intersession Course in Guatemala and Colombia,...

Eric Jefferis Scholar of the Month Eric Jefferis Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences College of Public Health 2004-present Eric Jefferis is an associate professor of social and behavioral sciences in the College of Public Health. His research focuses on intentional injury, violence prevention and program evaluation. Jefferis has served as...

Eric Jefferis, an associate professor of social and behavioral sciences in the College of Public Health, teaches a Ph.D.-level class in Lowry Hall. Jefferis has been selected as Kent State’s Scholar of the Month. Scholar of the Month Eric Jefferis Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences College of Public Health 2004-present Eric Jefferis is an associate professor of social and behavioral sciences in the College of Public Health. His research focuses on intentional injury, violence prevention and program evaluation. Jefferis has served as...

Eric Jefferis, an associate professor of social and behavioral sciences in the College of Public Health, teaches a Ph.D.-level class in Lowry Hall. Jefferis has been selected as Kent State’s Scholar of the Month. The Office of Public Health Practice and Partnerships (OPHPP) recently completed a survey of northeast Ohio local public health departments on workforce development.  The survey, conducted among health commissioners, environmental health directors, nursing directors and other senior administrators, inquired about education and training needs for...

Jerry Sue Thornton Kent State University will hold its Spring 2014 Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on Friday, May 9, and Saturday, May 10 at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center) and on Friday, May 16, at Cartwright Hall.  Kent State will confer 3,820 degrees, including 2,811 bachelor’s degrees, 860 master’s degrees, 144 doctoral...

Kent State University students and employees review safety videos created by students in the Occupational Health and Safety class taught by Charles Hart, Ph.D., associate professor of environmental health at Kent State. What is the proper way to handle a fire extinguisher? What are you supposed to do if you get hurt in an on-campus kitchen? What kind of clothes are you required to wear when you’re using a Weed Eater?Charles Hart, Ph.D., associate professor of environmental health in Kent State University’s College of Public Health, tasked students in his...

Kent State University students and employees review safety videos created by students in the Occupational Health and Safety class taught by Charles Hart, Ph.D., associate professor of environmental health at Kent State. What is the proper way to handle a fire extinguisher? What are you supposed to do if you get hurt in an on-campus kitchen? What kind of clothes are you required to wear when you’re using a Weed Eater?Charles Hart, Ph.D., associate professor of environmental health in Kent State University’s College of Public Health, tasked students in his...

Three Kent State University faculty members found that public university employees who reported that they washed their hands or used hand sanitizer on a regular basis had a 45 percent reduced odds of reporting illness. As flu season begins to hit its peak, people need to be more vigilant regarding their hygiene habits to prevent getting the flu, especially in the workplace.  By doing something as simple as frequently washing your hands, the results of a recent study suggest you may reduce your odds by nearly half. Three Kent State University faculty members...