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Laura Seravalli, a recent graduate of the Master of Public Health program at CPH, had her Master’s thesis accepted for publication in the Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health. Under the mentorship of Deborah B. Nelson, PhD, Associate Professor of Public Health, her study, “Role of Perceived Stress on the Occurrence of Preterm Labor and Preterm Birth among Urban Women,” examined the association between levels of prenatal stress and preterm labor and preterm birth.

Jonathan B. Singer, PhD, LCSW, Assistant Professor of Social Work co-wrote an article that was published in the June 2013 edition of the American Journal of Community Psychology. The study, titled “A Community’s Response to Suicide Through Public Art: Stakeholder Perspectives from the Finding the Light Within Project,” examines a participatory public art project in Philadelphia aimed at reducing the stigma associated with suicide. Collaborators on this study include behavioral and mental health researchers, experts, and advocates: Nathaniel V. Mohatt, MFA, PhD; Arthur C. Evans Jr, PhD; Samantha L. Matlin, PhD; Jane Golden; Cathy Harris; James Burns; Catherine Siciliano; Guy Kiernan; Margaret Pelleritti; Jacob Kraemer Tebes.

Dr. Singer was published in the May 2013 issue of Best Practices in Mental Health. His article, “When Bambi Meets Godzilla: A practitioner's experience adopting and implementing a manualized treatment in a community mental health setting,” was co-written with Catherine M. Greeno, Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work. Click here to read the abstract for the case study.