College of Public Health

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...

Portage Milestones are being reached in the college’s projects to assist three health departments in Portage County consider new models of working together.  Ravenna and Kent, along with the Portage County Health Department, are examining cross-jurisdictional sharing arrangements to enable greater protection and promotion of public health.  This...

Portage Most everyone today, whether in public health or not, is keeping an eye on the rollout of universal healthcare through the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the extension of Medicaid being offered now by 25 U.S. states.  New doctoral student Lauren Birmingham, MA ’10, BBA ’09, BA ‘09, is watching the development...

Portage The college takes enormous pride in the pioneering work of our faculty and students who are constantly creating, discovering and leading the discourse in their disciplines.  Recent research has examined MRSA, hand hygiene, use of Twitter to discuss physical activity and numerous other topics.  Following are highlights:   Associate...

Scholar of the Month John Hoornbeek Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management College of Public Health 2006-present John Hoornbeek is an associate professor in the College of Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management and serves as the director of the college’s Center for Public Policy and Health. In his role as...