Thanks to grants from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and National Institutes of Health (NIH), Chantelle Hart, an associate professor of social and behavioral sciences in the College of Public Health and research scientist at the Center for Obesity Research and Education (CORE), is exploring how children’s sleep patterns affect weight regulation and the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
This alumni spotlight is part of our celebration of the Temple BSN program’s 50th anniversary. Read more stories here.
Sheila Dhand’s education at Temple University didn’t kick off her career in community health. Rather, it helped her realize professional goals she set years before entering the BSN program.
A message from Dean Laura A. Siminoff:
I am proud to announce that the College of Public Health has been fully accredited as a school of public health by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The college is now one of two CEPH-accredited schools of public health in the Philadelphia region, and one of three in the state of Pennsylvania.
For as much as Aasit Nanvati learned as a student in the College of Public Health at Temple University, his experiences abroad were just as important as his formal education to the work he does in Philadelphia today.
It worked out that way according to a plan the alumni, who received his bachelor’s in Public Health in 2009 and master’s in Public Health in 2012, says he laid out for himself as an undergraduate student: “I knew I wanted to graduate, work abroad for five years and then use that experience to work in Philadelphia.”
By early next year, Heather Murphy, as assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, will have an idea of how community latrines in South Asia compare to public toilets at Temple University in terms of cleanliness and hygiene. The answer may lead the way to new public toilets that are also a resource for renewable energy.
The College of Public Health is pleased to announce the appointment of Resa Jones as incoming chair and associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Jones joins the college as a seasoned leader and educator with a strong portfolio in epidemiological research who will lead the department’s pedagogical mission and development.