The School of Public Health and Health Sciences welcomes five new full-time tenure track faculty members into its ranks this academic year. New faculty hires for 2017-2018 include Laura Balzer in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, and Laura Attanasio, David Chin, Elizabeth Evans and Jin Kim-Mozeleski in the Department of Health Promotion and Policy.
Professor Emeritus of Kinesiology Joseph Hamill has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB). ASB created the status of Fellow in 2011 to recognize scientific achievement and service to the Society and to encourage continued service in leadership roles. He was inducted during the organization’s 2017 annual meeting held in Boulder, Colorado, in August.
Inspiration from great students and the feeling that there is so much more to do... That is how two separate events hosted by the School of Public Health and Health Sciences this week leave me.
Elizabeth Evans, an assistant professor in the Community Health Education program, recently collaborated on a journal article appearing in the International Journal of Drug Policy. The paper examines the effect of additional substance use on the outcome of drug treatments for those who primarily use heroin, methamphetamines, or cocaine. The authors point out that there are currently few clinical guidelines available for substance use treatment that considers how multiple drug use impacts treatment, even though research shows high levels of reported polydrug use.
Researchers in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology and College of Nursing are recruiting pregnant women for a research study on sleep in pregnancy.
“Be free and own the decisions that you make, even if so-called ‘failure’ is the outcome.”
“Life happens. Sometimes you just have to write about it,” states Community Health Education alumna Elizabeth Chennamchetty MPH ’04.
Research Associate Professor of Epidemiology Rachel Volberg is co-author of a recent report that examines problem gambling and addiction. In “Forms of gambling, gambling involvement, and problem gambling: evidence from a Swedish population survey” appearing in the current issue of the journal International Gambling Studies, Volberg and her co-authors examine four elements of problem gambling (PG): the type of game, frequency of gambling, the level of intensity (time and money spent) and the relationship between PG and the specific form of gambling.
Four members of the Kinesiology department are personally making sure more women enter the field of science. Assistant Professor Julia Choi, joined by PhD students Dan Gregory, Gabriela Borin, and Jan Stenum, mentored local 8th graders to show young girls that science can be fun.
Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE), a San Francisco-based nonprofit dedicated to educating people on the ways in which the environment affects human health and well-being, has named Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Laura Vandenberg as one of its “20 Pioneers Under 40 in Environmental Public Health” recognizing her “exceptional levels of accomplishment in work that is rigorous, dynamic and builds critical knowledge.”