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Well Water

UNC Charlotte, Gaston County Launch Effort to Monitor and Protect Region’s Groundwater
September 30, 2015

UNC Charlotte and Gaston County are working together on an effort to protect and monitor a key portion of the county’s water supply. Funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the “Healthy Wells” program will establish a public digital database of the county’s wells and...

Big Data

UNC Charlotte Technology Helps Researchers Take Closer Look at Public Health Data
August 20, 2015

A paper co-published by Public Health Sciences faculty is demonstrating the capability of new technology that allows in-depth analysis of health outcomes amongst different groups. Published in the American Journal of Preventative medicine, the research outlines a novel...


MSPH and Community Health Graduate Certificate students attend NC Family Life Institute at Appalachian State University
July 10, 2015

The Family Life Institute is a 2 week program focusing on reproductive health and adolescent sexuality for health educators.  Pictured, MSPH students Charnele Walton (far left) and Kimberly Rodgers (far right), along with Dr. Terri Mitchell and Dr. Donna Breitenstein.


Gerontological Society of America Member Spotlight: Sarah Laditka
July 1, 2015

Dr. Sarah Laditka, Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences and Associate Professor of Public Policy, was featured on the Gerontological Society of America member spotlight, June 2015.  http://www.geron.org/membership?id=491


Public Health Faculty Spotlight: Winsor Schmidt
June 30, 2015

The former chair of Urban Health Policy at the University of Louisville School of Medicine is joining the College of Health and Human Services faculty. Winsor Schmidt will sign on at UNC Charlotte as the Metrolina Medical Foundation Distinguished Professor of Public Policy on Health. A licensed...

Data Science Initiative

UNC Charlotte Technology to Help Hospitals Learn from Patient Data
June 15, 2015

UNC Charlotte and a major healthcare data company have launched new technology that will help hospitals organize and analyze patient statistics. Community Focus is an automated, cloud-based software program developed by UNC Charlotte and Premier, Inc., as part of a partnership started...


MHA and MSPH Internship Resources Available on Moodle
June 9, 2015

The Department of Public Health Sciences is pleased to announce the launch of Moodle project pages for MHA and MSPH Internships.  These pages provide information, resources, and examples for students planning their internship experience, or students currently completing their internship.


Getting Kids Moving in the Great Outdoors
May 29, 2015

Kids in Parks is an intervention developed by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation to promote the use of nature trails and to get families unplugged and outdoors.  Dr Racine, Associate Professor, Corliss Allen, doctoral student, and David Sperry, Venture Director, in collaboration with the UNC...


Meghan Wally wins UNC Charlotte Health Academy Student Paper Contest and Graduate Research Symposium Poster Session
April 28, 2015

MSPH Student, Meghan Wally, recently won the UNC Charlotte Health Academy Master's Student Paper Contest with her thesis, entitled "The Association between Preconception Care Receipt and the Timeliness and Adequacy of Prenatal Care: An Examination of Multistate Date form Pregnancy Risk Assessment...

Dr. Arif

Dr. Ahmed Arif co-authors paper on the role of diet in contracting Epstein-Barr virus infection
April 14, 2015

The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), a member of the herpes virus family, is a common human virus that has been shown to be related to several medical conditions such as infectious mononucleosis, Burkitt’s lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma, and nasopharyngeal carcinoma; yet, there is limited information...