Public Health

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 work has involved bullying, community health needs assessment and MRSA, among other topics.  Following are highlights:

One stepping stone in the pursuit of an exceptional public health career is the MPH degree.  Four recent graduates demonstrate the truth to that statement, marking significant career advancement since earning their Kent State degrees:  Frank Migliozzi, director of environmental health for the Trumbull County Health Department; Sunita Shakya, an epidemiology student in the college’s doctoral program; Lauren Skubon, an innovation systems analyst at The J.M.

Two of the college’s innovative MPH programs – the fully online MPH and the MPH with a focus on leadership and organizational change – are gaining traction and adding cohorts.  Both are designed with flexibility in mind, to appeal to students with major work or family commitments that would inhibit a full-time, traditional MPH education in Health Policy & Management (HPM). 

As part of the college’s process of accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), the organization solicits comments from stakeholders of the college.  Would you please send comments to CEPH expressing your views of the college, your experience working with the college and any feedback you may have regarding the college’s practices, procedures and policies.  Submit comments directly to CEPH via mail or e-mail.  All comments are kept confidential by CEPH and must be received no later than January 1, 2015.  Comments should be directed to Ms.

This semester, the Honors Prevention and Control of Diseases class taught byChristopher Woolverton, Ph.D., was given a major project: to significantly increase student participation at the university’s annual flu clinic with a new awareness and marketing campaign.

The class partnered with Kent State’s University Health Services, the College of Nursing and the College of Public Health to host the clinic for Kent State students, faculty, staff and dependents on the second floor of University Library on Oct. 28.

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 Thursday, Nov. 13, and Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center.

Kent State University's Department of Pan-African Studies will hold a roundtable discussion on Ebola and How the State of Healthcare in Africa Affects National Public Health. The event will take place Oct. 21, 2014 at 7 p.m. in Room 230, African Community Theatre at Ritchie Hall. This is the second conversation as part of a yearlong series titled "Violence and the Pan-African World: Inspiring Change." These events are free and open to the public.

The preliminary site visit was successful, the draft self-study report has been submitted, and the external evaluators will come to campus February 2-4.  All systems are “go” for the Kent State College of Public Health to be fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) in 2015.  “While it’s been a massive undertaking, we’ve been advised that our college is in very good position to be accredited and become a full member of the Association of Schools & Programs of Publ

An online M.P.H. program in Health Policy and Management, with all the excellence and rigor of the college’s full- and part-time face-to-face programs, will be offered by Kent State starting Fall Semester 2014.  This is the first fully online Health Policy and Management M.P.H. program available from an Ohio university and one of only a handful nationwide.

An online M.P.H. program in Health Policy and Management, with all the excellence and rigor of the college’s full- and part-time face-to-face programs, will be offered by Kent State starting Fall Semester 2014.  This is the first fully online Health Policy and Management M.P.H. program available from an Ohio university and one of only a handful nationwide.

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