MPH Graduation

This Spring was the largest graduating class to date! The MPH program had 70 students walk this May. We are so proud of each and every one of our students, and we look forward to seeing the great impact that they will make in the field of public health! 
June is Employee Health and Wellness Month! 

Yesterday kicked off employee health and wellness month with a wellness walk led by CPHI. There are many free events being offered throughout the month of June. Check out the Penn HR Calendar to see what is happening and to sign up. 
CPHI Events

CPHI Summer Institute on GIS
Led by Amy Hillier 
Wednesday, June 14- Friday, June 16 

By the end of the 3-day Institute, participants will be able to:
  • Understand a broad range of ways that Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can be applied to public health research, practice, and public policy
  • Critically analyze maps and research results developed using GIS
  • Learn how to create and analyze thematic maps, geocode addresses, and conduct basic queries
  • Implement a variety of field data collection methods used in GIS such as handheld GPS technology
  • Develop individual research agendas which incorporate GIS methods
Expert Instructors: 

Amy Hillier
Penn School of Design
Brendan Carr
Thomas Jefferson University
Amory Hillengas
Philadelphia Department of Public Health
Jeremy Mennis
Temple University
Doug Wiebe
Penn School of Medicine
CPHI Fellows in the News

Comparison of Home-Based Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Self-Testing Versus Mail-in Blood Sample Collection or Medical/Community HIV Testing By Young Adult Black, Hispanic, and White MSM: Results from a Randomized Trial

Authors including Jose Bauermeister "aimed to determine in a randomized trial if young adult black, Hispanic, and white men-who-have-sex-with-men (YMSM) are more likely to complete home-based oral fluid rapid HIV self-testing than either mail-in blood sample collection or medical facility/community organization-based HIV testing." Read more about the methods and findings here

The Psychosocial Needs of Adolescent Males Following Interpersonal Assault

Research results published recently by Joel Fein and others  revealed that among young men of color ages 12-17 who voluntarily enrolled in CHOP's Violence Intervention Program (VIP) from 2012-2016, the vast majority (89 percent) self-identified a need for mental health care, with specific goals including therapy, psychiatric evaluation, and suicide safety planning. The full article can be found here and the CHOP press release can be found here

Applying Organizational Change to Promote Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Inclusion and Reduce Health Disparities

"Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations face numerous barriers when accessing and receiving healthcare, which amplify specific LGBT health disparities. Authors including Baligh R Yehia identify elements and processes necessary to accelerate LGBT organizational change and reduce LGBT health disparities." The abstract can be found here

Team won 2017 Health and Human Services (HHS) Award

The Penn Urban Health Lab team together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sustainability staff were the recipients of the 2017 HHS Green Champion "Good Neighbor" Award. The joint effort produces a design guide published by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) on Wellness Rooms Best Practice, providing space for lactation at the workplace and publicly accessible facilities. Fellow Joyce Lee is a co-author on the report and Dare Henry-Moss, MPH candidate, also contributed to the research page of a new Wellness Room website resulting from the award winning work. Press release can be found here
Want to become a CPHI Fellow?
CPHI welcomes new voices and representations from various sectors related to health. 
To become a Fellow, please visit our website and apply!

Other Public Health Events

Academic Coaching and Writing FREE Webinars 

In this webinar you will learn how to begin the literature review, organize your materials, decide when you've read enough, and synthesize the research.  REGISTER HERE

This webinar will walk you through the process of getting your dissertation ready for publication-whether you decide on a book manuscript or articles for submission to journals.  REGISTER HERE

Academic Branding puts you in the driver's seat, allowing you to tell the story you want to tell about yourself, your scholarship, and your leadership. REGISTER HERE
This webinar will introduce you to the most popular online platforms and tools to help you decide which resources to use to promote yourself and your academic work. REGISTER HERE

Completing a dissertation proposal requires you to develop and tightly align your problem, purpose of study, and research questions. Join this webinar to learn how.   REGISTER HERE
Do you ever feel like an academic "imposter" or have negative thoughts about your capabilities? This webinar will help you rethink how you present yourself. REGISTER HERE 

In this webinar you will learn how to address the fundamentals of crafting successful article submissions in the sciences and social sciences. REGISTER HERE

Learn techniques to manage the uncertainty of an academic job search in ways that will increase your clarity, positivity, and resilience. REGISTER HERE

Selecting a research methodology and design that align with your problem statement, purpose, and questions is one of the most critical tasks in your dissertation journey. This webinar offers a crash course in understanding qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methodologies and common designs used for each.   REGISTER HERE

In this webinar you will learn to understand why you need an Academic Mentoring Network, define the roles of members in your Academic Mentoring Network, use tools to plan and build your network, and develop strategies to "Make the Ask." REGISTER HERE

Finding a topic is the first step in your dissertation journey. In this webinar you will learn how to find and focus your topic and identify a gap in the literature.   REGISTER HERE

How do you create peace of mind when working against the tenure clock? Learn strategies to create a tenure plan and rethink your relationship to your tenure process. REGISTER HERE

In this webinar you will learn how to identify essential documents to include in book proposal submissions, understand the purpose of each of the sections of an academic book proposal, select the best press for your work, and communicate with academic editors. REGISTER HERE

2017 Training Course in MCH Epidemiology
June 12-16, 2017 
Clearwater Beach, FL |  Wyndham Grand Hotel

The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and CityMatCH will again offer a Training Course in Statistical MCH Epidemiological Methods as part of their ongoing effort to enhance the analytic capacity of state and local health agencies. The training course is an intensive program that combines lectures, discussion, hands-on exercises, and opportunities for individualized technical assistance. Two webinars prior to the training will set the stage for the onsite course and several post-course webinars will serve to build upon and extend the in-person training. More Information 

The Drexel Urban Health Collaborative is hosting its annual Summer Institute at the Dornsife School of Public Health. Registration is open to all and may be of interest to students, researchers, public health and allied health professionals.
Health Impact Assessments and Applied Public Health Research
Introduction to Multilevel Analysis for Urban Health Research
Taught by Ana Diez Roux, MD, PhD, MPH, Dean and Distinguished University Professor of Epidemiology, and Félice Lê-Scherban, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Dornsife School of Public Health

Introduction to Bayesian Analysis for Public and Urban Health
Taught by Harrison Quick, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Dornsife School of Public Health

Innovations and Resources in the Field

"Health equity is a cornerstone of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's (RWJF) Culture of Health Action Framework, which aims to achieve a society in which everyone has an equal opportunity to live the healthiest life possible.   Equity surrounds and underpins all of the Culture of Health Action Areas, as depicted in the diagram on this page. A recent report (The Road to Achieving Equity) commissioned by RWJF concluded, however, that although the term health equity is now used widely, a common understanding of what it means is lacking." The full report can be found here. 

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