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.
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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.
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
Hope 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.
As countries across the world rush to understand and control the spread of the Zika virus, are we missing the bigger picture?
New research reveals an important link between sleep and self-regulation in teenagers, and suggests that later school start times might lead to better health and school performance.
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.