Public Health Programs News Page

Spring 2016

Student Update: Joseph Okeiga, BSPH ‘16

Student Update: Joseph Okeiga, BSPH ‘16

This past summer Joseph Okeiga, BSPH ‘16, interned in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with the Multidisciplinary International Research program (MIRT) hosted by the Harvard School of Public Health. This highly competitive program requires an application and interview for acceptance. This program is designed...

Alumni Update: Brad Overcash, BSPH ‘15

Alumni Update: Brad Overcash, BSPH ‘15

Brad Overcash, BSPH ‘15, completed his BSPH internship with Autism Charlotte, which led to his position as Autism Charlotte’s Manager of the Preparing Adolescents to Transition from High School (PATHS) Program. The PATHS Program has locations at UNC Charlotte and Queens University. Its main purpose...

Faculty Update: Dr. Andrew Harver

Faculty Update: Dr. Andrew Harver

Dr. Andrew Harver collaborated with fellow BSPH program faculty members including, Ms. Davis, Dr. Piper, Dr. Platonova, Dr. Portwood, and Dr. Zuber, to conduct research entitled, “The BSPH capstone e-Portfolio: Documenting effective communication and critical thinking skills.” The poster...

Alumni Update: Sangamithra Krupakar, MSPH ‘14

Alumni Update: Sangamithra Krupakar, MSPH ‘14

Sangamithra Krupakar, MSPH '14, received the 2015 Academic Practice-Based Research Section Student Award for her presentation entitled: "Association between hypertensive disorders in pregnancy and breastfeeding initiation and duration" at the Fall North Carolina Public Health Association (NCPHA)...

Faculty Update: Dr. Jan Warren-Findlow

Faculty Update: Dr. Jan Warren-Findlow

Dr. Jan Warren-Findlow presented Translation and Testing of a Scale to Assess Hypertension Self-Care Activities among Latinos at a roundtable session sponsored by the Aging and Public Health section. This research was done in collaboration with BSPH alumna, Celia Karp, and current PhD in...

Faculty Update: Dr. Michele Issel

Faculty Update: Dr. Michele Issel

Dr. Michele Issel, professor and Director of the PhD in Public Health Sciences Program, presented three of her research projects at the APHA 2015 annual meeting in Chicago, IL. Using data from a study funded by the Health Resources Services Administration, Dr. Issel gave two oral presentations...

Faculty Update: Ms. Camina Davis

Faculty Update: Ms. Camina Davis

Ms. Camina Davis presented at APHA for her work titled Village HeartBEAT: People, partnership, pride, and progress. Village HeartBEAT works with Black and Hispanic/Latino churches in the Charlotte area to reduce cardiovascular disease among the Black and Hispanic/Latino community. Each church...

Student Update: Nicole Rodgers, BSPH ‘16

Student Update: Nicole Rodgers, BSPH ‘16

Nicole Rodgers, BSPH ‘16, interned through the Washington Center Internship program at the Office of Safety and Security at the Peace Corps headquarters in Washington DC. She worked with the Sexual Assault Risk Reduction and Response (SARRR) team with the goal of helping the team gain more...

Student Update: Obed Ohia, BSPH ‘16

Student Update: Obed Ohia, BSPH ‘16

This summer Obed Ohia, BSPH ‘16, had the opportunity to intern in our nation’s capital with the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) through The Washington Center, a partnering organization with UNC Charlotte. While interning at the NHMA, Obed worked on various programs that sought to...

Faculty Update: Dr. Crystal Nicole Piper

Faculty Update: Dr. Crystal Nicole Piper

Dr. Crystal Nicole Piper is an assistant professor in the Public Health Sciences Department at UNC Charlotte. She has several publications, has presented her work at national conferences, and has been an invited guest on Charlotte Talks National Public Radio (NPR). She has also served as a...