The UN estimates that, by 2050, one in four people will live in a country with shortages of fresh water. As it is now, nearly 2 billion people use water sources that are contaminated with fecal matter. The situation is dire: more children die from diarrheal diseases than often-discussed illnesses such as malaria.
Epidemiology and Biostatistics News
On Thursday, May 10, more than 1,100 graduates from the College of Public Health and the School of Social Work, representing more than 30 programs, received their bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees at the College of Public Health Graduation Ceremony in the Liacouras Center. With their classmates in Temple’s other schools and colleges, they make up the university’s largest graduating class on record.
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.
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.
The College of Public Health celebrated the grand opening of its new clinical education spaces on October 3, with over 250 people joining us to mark this transformational step forward for the college.