Graduate Scholars of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UGA

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02/24/2020
UGA College of Public Health

See our very own Dr. Whalen & Dr. Castellano.

This semester, Dr. Christopher Whalen, Holbrook Distinguished Professor in Global Health, was invited by the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala (UVG) Master's Degree Program in Epidemiology to teach a face-to-face, two-day workshop on epidemiological study design. Dr. Maru Castellanos, a post doc in Dr. Whalen’s lab and a Guatemala native, served as translator for the course.

Students of the UVG graduate program hail from Central America and the Caribbean. Many of them work in governmental or private health agencies/hospitals and are part of the surveillance systems of their countries.

#CommitTo #GlobalHealth #UGAPublicHealth #UGA

Join us!
02/19/2020

Join us!

Check out some of the awesome work our fellow students (and former President) are doing!
02/13/2020
UGA Research

Check out some of the awesome work our fellow students (and former President) are doing!

The UGA Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases has launched a new Coronavirus Tracker.

The tracker - a work of the CEID's Coronavirus Working Group - provides data-driven, information-rich situation awareness about the rapidly changing conditions of the current outbreak.

https://t.uga.edu/5Dz

Odum School of Ecology

02/10/2020
UGA Research
02/07/2020
UGA Research

UGA Research

New research from the University of Georgia revealed that a majority of Americans, especially those aged 65 and above, lack access to quality opioid use disorder treatment.

“We need dramatic quality improvements in existing programs— namely increased access to FDA approved substance use disorder treatment medications across all insurance types,” said Samantha Harris, lead author and Ph.D. candidate in the UGA School of Public and International Affairs.

https://t.uga.edu/5C6

02/04/2020
UGA College of Public Health

See our department head talk about #coronavirus and the #flu !

#UGAPublicHealth professor Dr. Jose Cordero shares insights gauging risk and protecting yourself and others from respiratory illnesses that include #coronavirus and #influenza.

WUGA FM
02/03/2020

WUGA FM

This week on WUGA's Athens News Matters: Why are so many women facing hurdles to exercise their rights to breastfeed? Listen on Friday at a special time (12 noon), Saturday at 10am and Sunday at 12noon on your local NPR station, WUGA 91.7 and 94.5 FM.

UGA College of Public Health
01/31/2020

UGA College of Public Health

Adam Chen, associate professor of health policy and management at #UGAPublicHealth, joined a panel of experts on CGTN World Insight this week to discuss the ongoing response to the novel #coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China. He spoke to the role community health centers can play in responding to the outbreak.

Watch the video here (start at 9:37): https://s-url.cgtn.com/p/BAGGFIA

Welcome back! #2020
01/07/2020

Welcome back! #2020

Welcome back, Public Health Dawgs!

🌞 Spring Semester is off to a bright start. Can't wait to see what 2020 brings...

Remember that the payment deadline is tomorrow December 13th. Please make a cash or check payment and drop it off in eit...
12/12/2019

Remember that the payment deadline is tomorrow December 13th. Please make a cash or check payment and drop it off in either office 106 or 114 of Miller Hall on the Health Sciences Campus. Let us know if you have any questions!

Check out another one of our professor’s interdisciplinary work!
12/10/2019
UGA College of Public Health

Check out another one of our professor’s interdisciplinary work!

“The idea is to introduce bench immunologists to a tool set that they probably don’t know about,” said Andreas Handel, an associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics in UGA’s College of Public Health.

Simulation models have been used in the study of infectious disease and epidemiology for over one hundred years. Mastery of these techniques would allow immunologists to study how the body responds to infection, allergens, cancer, and autoimmune conditions.

https://publichealth.uga.edu/researchers-offer-primer-on-simulation-modelling-for-immunologists/

UGA Research
12/10/2019
UGA Research

UGA Research

Did you know that one in four U.S. adults is living with at least one chronic disease and that many of these diseases are accompanied with chronic pain?

A new study from the University of Georgia - which is the first to examine the relationship between hospitalizations due to opioid misuse and chronic disease - reveals that preventing chronic disease could help curb the opioid epidemic.

https://t.uga.edu/5tA

UGA College of Public Health
UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Don’t forget to grab your CPH swag! The deadline to order & pay has been extended to DECEMBER 13th!
12/04/2019

Don’t forget to grab your CPH swag! The deadline to order & pay has been extended to DECEMBER 13th!

Congratulations to one of our own Dr. Juliet Sekandi #epid&bios
11/25/2019

Congratulations to one of our own Dr. Juliet Sekandi #epid&bios

Fogarty and its partners from across the National Institutes of Health (NIH) plan to award $5 million over two years to support innovative exploratory and developmental mobile health research in low- and middle-income countries. The 13 new awards are made through Fogarty’s Mobile Health: Technology and Outcomes in LMICs program.

Awards go to Boston University School of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Michigan State University, Northern Illinois University, Rutgers School of Health Professions, Sloan Kettering Institute/Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Tulane University, UCSF, UGA College of Public Health, Penn Engineering, UTSW Medical Center and Yale School of Medicine.

Support the awards comes the National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institute of Mental Health and The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR).

See a full list of awards: https://www.fic.nih.gov/News/GlobalHealthMatters/september-october-2019/Pages/awards-mobile-health-in-lmics.aspx

UGA College of Public Health
11/22/2019

UGA College of Public Health

Help us spread the warmth of the holidays!

The UGA CPH Staff Council is hosting a blanket and clothing drive for the local homeless shelters. Items can be new or very gently used.

Drop-off locations can found on the Health Sciences Campus. Details are below:

11/19/2019
UGA College of Public Health

UGA College of Public Health

Join us live as Dr. Colleen Kraft from Emory University School of Medicine updates us on the "Status of Ebola Virus Disease in 2019." Part of the UGA Global Health Institute's Fall seminar series.

Improving Community Health Through Schools - Issuu
11/13/2019
Improving Community Health Through Schools - Issuu

Improving Community Health Through Schools - Issuu

This fall, the Clarke County School District (CCSD) opened Northeast Georgia’s first school-based health center (SBHC) on Athens’ east side.

Party! Party! Party! Join us Monday! 🎄
11/13/2019

Party! Party! Party! Join us Monday! 🎄

Congratulations to our epi&bios faculty!
10/25/2019

Congratulations to our epi&bios faculty!

ICYMI: Justin Bahl, Andreas Handel, and Ye Shen, faculty in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at #UGAPublicHealth, are co-investigators on a $130 million NIH grant UGA recently received to develop a universal flu vaccine. Read more here: https://t.uga.edu/5mA

UGA College of Public Health
10/11/2019
UGA College of Public Health

UGA College of Public Health

Travis Glenn, associate professor in the UGA Environmental Health Science Department, has been tapped to serve as interim director of UGA's Institute of Bioinformatics.

Researchers to study medical cannabis and chronic pain
10/08/2019
Researchers to study medical cannabis and chronic pain

Researchers to study medical cannabis and chronic pain

A team of researchers at the University of Georgia have received at $3.5 million NIH grant to study how legalized medical cannabis affects people living with chronic pain.

Check out where Georgia stands!
10/05/2019

Check out where Georgia stands!

New report from America’s Health Rankings measures health of U.S. women and children. See where your state ranks: https://www.americashealthrankings.org

#UGAPublicHealth
10/01/2019

#UGAPublicHealth

The flu kills more people than car accidents. With a National Institutes of Health (NIH) award of up to $130M, UGA researchers commit to developing a universal flu vaccine. https://t.uga.edu/5iC

UGA Research University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine

Come to our general meeting today and find out what’s going on in GSEB and what exciting events we have coming up! Every...
09/30/2019

Come to our general meeting today and find out what’s going on in GSEB and what exciting events we have coming up! Everyone is welcome. We will see you there! #epibios #meeting #everyoneiswelcome #notjustepibiostudents

Check out the interesting work from our very own Andrea Swartzendruber on the declining US birth rate!
09/27/2019
Why is the U.S. birth rate declining?

Check out the interesting work from our very own Andrea Swartzendruber on the declining US birth rate!

The birth rate in the United States hit a 32-year low in 2018

Check out this interesting work by our very own Dr. Andrea Swartzendruber, assistant professor of Epidemiology and Biost...
09/27/2019
Why is the U.S. birth rate declining?

Check out this interesting work by our very own Dr. Andrea Swartzendruber, assistant professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, who was recently interviewed by 11 Alive for a "Why Guy" story looking at the decline of the US birth rate.

The birth rate in the United States hit a 32-year low in 2018

Check out this awesome work by our very own Dr. Andrea Swartzendruber, an assistant professor of epidemiology and biosta...
09/27/2019
Why is the U.S. birth rate declining?

Check out this awesome work by our very own Dr. Andrea Swartzendruber, an assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics. She was recently interviewed by WXIA-TV 11Alive for a "Why Guy" story examining the declining U.S. birth rate. Watch the interview here.

The birth rate in the United States hit a 32-year low in 2018

UGA College of Public Health
09/26/2019

UGA College of Public Health

Morning breakout sessions for the 2019 State of the Public's Health Conference on Oct. 22 have been announced!

Don't miss the opportunity to hear from others, share ideas, and drive conversations to address these important public health topics!

Register now at t.uga.edu/4ai.

#SOPH2019

UGA faculty tapped for Lt. Gov.’s healthcare task force
09/24/2019
UGA faculty tapped for Lt. Gov.’s healthcare task force

UGA faculty tapped for Lt. Gov.’s healthcare task force

The University of Georgia’s Toni Miles was invited to join a new state Task Force on Healthcare Access and Cost, led by Georgia Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan. The group will pinpoint improvements that can be made to tackle the cost and access burdens to healthcare across Georgia.

Navigating the literature with Dr. Ebell!
09/20/2019

Navigating the literature with Dr. Ebell!

Hey Everyone! I am your friendly GSEB Advisor. I have been the advisor since the beginning! In my spare time, I am the F...
09/19/2019

Hey Everyone! I am your friendly GSEB Advisor. I have been the advisor since the beginning! In my spare time, I am the Faculty/Student Coordinator in the Epid/Bios Dept. I am also a first year PhD student at UGA’s Grady College in Mass Communication. My research areas are crisis communication, disaster preparedness, and terrorism. In my extra spare time, I do Krav Maga, ballroom dancing, hanging out with my 16 nieces and nephew. I’m a huge nerd. I love Doctor Who, all things Marvel & I’m obsessed with Harry Potter! My favorite color is glitter!
My office is in Miller Hall-106, stop by and say hey!

Yo! My name is Cody Dailey and I am GSEB’s Social and Service Chair. I am also a third-year PhD student in Epidemiology ...
09/19/2019

Yo! My name is Cody Dailey and I am GSEB’s Social and Service Chair. I am also a third-year PhD student in Epidemiology as well as a second-year Interdisciplinary Disease Ecology Across Scales (IDEAS) trainee. My research interests encapsulate infectious diseases, surveillance, data analysis, global health, and, specifically, malaria! Come meet me and other GSEB officers this evening for a presentation by Dr. Mark Ebell on Navigating the Scientific Literature! (Wright Hall 120A, UGA Health Sciences Campus, @5PM)

Hello all! My name is Nichelle Jasper and I am a second year MPH student - Epidemiology concentration and serve as GSEB ...
09/18/2019

Hello all! My name is Nichelle Jasper and I am a second year MPH student - Epidemiology concentration and serve as GSEB Treasurer. My research interests are the human-animal interface with respect to emerging diseases, food saftey and infection control practices, and One Health. A fun fact about me is that I am a Veterinarian by profession and a Trinbagonian 🇹🇹 to my core! I love the beach and I REALLY LOVE everything carnival. So much so that my aim is to experience every carnival around the world!!

Exploring the Complications of Counting Casualties After Natural Disasters
09/18/2019
Exploring the Complications of Counting Casualties After Natural Disasters

Exploring the Complications of Counting Casualties After Natural Disasters

A National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine study that is now underway aims to identify best practices for collecting, recording, and reporting death and illness data during and immediately after large-scale weather disasters.

Hi everyone! My name is Ishaan Dave and I am a third year PhD student in Biostatistics and serve as GSEB Biostatistics V...
09/17/2019

Hi everyone! My name is Ishaan Dave and I am a third year PhD student in Biostatistics and serve as GSEB Biostatistics Vice President. My research interest is the variability in modeling physiological systems. A fun fact about me is that I was ranked 7th nationally in table tennis for my age group at 12 years old.

Hi everyone! My name is Mechelle Claridy and I am a third year PhD student in Epidemiology and serve as GSEB Epidemiolog...
09/17/2019

Hi everyone! My name is Mechelle Claridy and I am a third year PhD student in Epidemiology and serve as GSEB Epidemiology Vice President. My research interests are maternal & child health, with an emphasis on maternal and infant morbidity and mortality. A fun fact about me is that I am a true foodie and I love to travel to new places just for the food!

Hi everyone! My name is Skarlet Velasquez and I am a third year PhD student in Epidemiology and serve as GSEB President....
09/17/2019

Hi everyone! My name is Skarlet Velasquez and I am a third year PhD student in Epidemiology and serve as GSEB President. My research interests are maternal & child health, with an emphasis on reproductive disorders, environmental exposures and their effect on maternal and infant outcomes, as well as translational epidemiology. A fun fact about me is that I ❤ the Rush Hour trilogy and all animals, especially birds.

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