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Public Health Professor Talks Ebola With Philadelphia Inquirer

Sarah Bass Temple University College of Public Health Professor

Department of Public Health associate professor Sarah Bass spoke with the Philadelphia Inquirer about attitudes toward "voluntary isolation and mandatory quarantine."

"As coerciveness increased, the willingness [to comply] decreased," she said, suggesting that a mandate might actually backfire. Men and people with higher incomes were more likely to be uncooperative; regular churchgoers were most willing."

Read more: What region is doing to guard against virus

Posted:  October 31, 2014

Center for Asian Health Researchers target diet to reduce chronic disease in Asian Americans

Center for Asian Health Researchers Target Diet to Reduce Chronic Disease in Asian Americans

CPH's Center for Asian Health and Director Grace Ma have been featured in Temple Today for their work with chronic disease in Asian Americans in the Delaware Valley. 

"...Researchers from Temple University’s Center for Asian Health (CAH) will use a $1.4 million Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) grant to create awareness, provide education, and increase access to healthy food and beverage options in Philadelphia’s low-income Asian-American community. Temple is the only Pennsylvania institution to receive a REACH grant, awarded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this year.

Posted:  October 6, 2014

CHPSW Welcomes New Faculty for 2014

Temple University College of Public Health 2014 New Faculty

The College of Public Health welcomed 23 new faculty this fall.  Joining our team are:

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Meghan Rainone, Assistant Professor.  Meghan holds her J.D. from Temple University and was previously an Adjunct Professor here at Temple.

Health Information Management

Dr. Anjali Shah, PhD, Assistant Professor. Anjali earned a PhD in Biomedical Informatics from Rutgers University and previously worked with the Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences team.

Posted:  September 16, 2014

CHPSW Mourns the Loss of Dr. Curtis Leonard

Dr. Curtis Leonard Dean Emeritus of Temple University's School of Social Work

Dean Laura A. Siminoff, Ph.D. and the entire community of the College of Public Health mourn the loss of Dr. Curtis A. Leonard. Dr. Leonard was appointed Dean of the School of Social Administration by then President Peter Liacouras in 1994 and held that position until 2002. He passed away two days before his 75th birthday on August 16, 2014.

A champion of educational access and excellence, Dr. Leonard is remembered for his over 40 years of service to his students and his community. He was as a strong, forward-thinking leader who loved Temple University and all those that passed through its doors.

Posted:  September 12, 2014

CHPSW Center Helping to Create Education and Training Opportunities in North Philadelphia

CHPSW CSPCD Helping to Create Education and Training Opportunities in North Philadelphia

The Center for Social Policy and Community Development has partnered with the College of Education  to provide "support to neighborhood schools and assist high school students as they prepare for college or the workforce after graduation". 

"Communities are about more than the bricks and mortar,” said Shirley Moy, co-director of the Center for Social Policy and Community Development. “In order to make real changes you have to help the entire community; this is a comprehensive approach to creating a more cohesive neighborhood.”

Posted:  July 18, 2014

CSPCD's Health Information Program featured in Temple Today

Pennsylvania State Representative W. Curtis Thomas speaking at the Howard Gittis Student Center

CPH's Center for Social Policy and Community Development and the Health Information Professions program has been featured in Temple Today. 

"Temple implemented the HIP program four years ago to train participants to work in the emerging field of medical coding and billing or as administrative health assistants or community health workers.

Posted:  July 17, 2014

Kinesiology Professor Talks Running Addiction with The Atlantic

Kinesiology Professor Michael Sachs Talks Running Addiction with The Atlantic

Michael Sachs, of the Department of Kinesiology, spoke with The Atlantic about the phenomenon of running addiction.

Sachs to The Atlantic:

If your life seems to revolve around making sure that your streak continues, then I don’t know that that’s necessarily a good thing,” Sachs says. He says he thinks researchers should investigate addiction as it relates to streak running."

Posted:  June 5, 2014

CHPSW Graduation 2014

CHPSW 2014 Graduation

On Thursday, May 15, 2014 Temple University's College of Public Health officially celebrated the graduation of the class of 2014. Over 5,000 guests filled the Liacouras Center to celebrate the near 1,500 graduates of the College. 

Associate Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs, Dr. Kathy Coyle began the proceedings by welcoming the assembled body to the celebration. "Your commitment, hard work and determination has brought you to this point and now it is time for all assembled to applaud your efforts," Coyle told the graduates. "So to each of you I say congratulations! Enjoy this moment. You're Temple Made."

Posted:  May 27, 2014