College of Public Health

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...

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...