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One Game, Two Goals

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.

Posted:  March 30, 2017

"I Live and Breathe Public Health:" MPH Alumna Tinesha Banks

College of Public Health Alumna Tinesha BanksSince 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.

Posted:  February 15, 2017

A Warm Welcome to New Faculty at the College

The College of Public Health is welcoming top scholars from around the world--new faculty members teaching in our classrooms, leading our research, and forging partnerships across the community. Since July 2016, we’ve been honored to add 20 talented faculty members to the college:

Katherine Bevans, Associate Professor, Rehabilitation Sciences

Susan Caspari, Instructor, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Marissa Cloutier, Assistant Professor of Instruction, Social and Behavioral Sciences

Posted:  February 13, 2017

Tops At Temple: Undergraduate Hope Watson Wins Analytics Competition

Hope Watson Standing on Temple CampusHope Watson, an undergraduate student, is looking at some of the toughest questions in public health—and she believes the solutions will be found in data. Watson took first place in the analytics category of this year’s Temple University Alexion Analytics Challenge, an annual competition at Temple sponsored by pharmaceutical company Alexion and other healthcare-related companies.

Posted:  December 20, 2016

Making Waves In Water Epidemiology

With all of the attention in the past year focused on contami­nated city water across the country, it’s become clear that wa­ter safety is not something we can take for granted. But there are still gaps in our understanding of how drinking water becomes contam­inated, and in how to ensure access to clean water. Heather Murphy, assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, is developing innovative ways to address those issues—at home and far abroad.

Posted:  November 2, 2016