Some 1,332 Owls took flight this morning as the College of Public Health celebrated its 2017 graduation ceremony as thousands of family, friends, and supporters filled the Liacouras Center.
Epidemiology and Biostatistics News
As Philadelphia’s recently appointed Health Commissioner, Thomas Farley (MD, MPH) sets policy for the Department of Public Health, working with other human-services agencies to promote and protect the health of all Philadelphians.
Undergraduate Zach Jacobs has made the most of his Temple experience and grown into a perfect example of what public health education can be.
So, you want to get into environmental health. Now you can get a taste of what environmental scientists study –the risks of roof harvested rainwater, the huge potential of the tiny nanoparticle, how to protect yourself from foodborne illness, and controversial energy practices like fracking and coal, and more – and even jump into the conversation.
Lesley Sasnett transferred from the University of Southern California to Temple in January 2015 from an MSW program into the dual MSW-MPH program. She is a veteran of the Army, having been stationed in Germany, the Netherlands, and Kosovo. As a military contractor, she served for 15 years as a trainer and intelligence specialist throughout the U.S., Iraq, and Afghanistan.
Hope Watson is an undergraduate kinesiology major who has made the most of her time at Temple: She won a university-wide healthcare analytics competition last year, and after graduating this spring she’ll be taking her Temple education to the United Kingdom, where she’ll be pursuing a graduate degree in epidemiology with a concentration in biostatistics at the University of Cambridge.
When senior Haseeb Goheer, a biology major with a minor in public health, saw that North Philadelphia has a high rate of HIV and learned that there was no HIV/AIDS awareness group on campus, he filled the need. As the founder of the first campus branch of Grassroot Soccer, he's helped members provide more than 2,000 volunteer hours to HIV/AIDS organizations in the city -- and have fun playing soccer at the same time. "I'm a person who was always taught to help others and make a positive impact," he says.
Greg Langan is a graduate student in Temple’s College of Public Health who is working toward his MSW-MPH dual degree. We talked with him about why he chose Temple and what he’s enjoying about his MPH concentration in social and behavioral sciences.
Since graduating from Temple’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program in 2003, Tinesha Banks has held leadership positions in a range of healthcare services organizations, including 10 years as deputy executive director at the Health Promotion Council. Now Banks is vice president of health access and service delivery at AccessMatters, a Philadelphia-based organization that works to equalize access to sexual and reproductive health care for teens and adults in need.