For Estelle Richman, health policy is personal. Throughout her career she has earned a reputation as someone who advocates for individual well-being and dignity—as Philadelphia’s Commissioner of Public Health and Managing Director, Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Public Welfare, and Chief Operating Officer for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The College of Public Health is excited to welcome Richman as its 2016 commencement speaker, and we spoke with her about her beginnings, her career, and the issues she sees as most vital to the future of public health.
Epidemiology and Biostatistics News
The Global Water Alliance, a Philadelphia-based association of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) experts, hosted its annual conference at Temple for the first time ever on April 6, highlighting the university’s attention to global public health issues.
In one of the most comprehensive studies to date, researchers investigated the cognitive changes brought on by early-stage chronic kidney disease—a disease affecting some 10 percent of American adults. The findings were published in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation.
Lok R. Pokhrel, a researcher and assistant professor of instruction in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics has received an Outstanding Reviewer Award for 2015 from the international journal Science of the Total Environment (Elsevier). The award recognizes Pokhrel’s work as a peer reviewer for the publication and for his positive contribution to the journal’s quality.
A study out in the journal Epidemiology and Infection reports that Canadians who receive water from household or private wells may be at a greater risk of contracting waterborne illnesses than those served by municipal systems. Private household wells are not regulated in Canada or the United States.
Each year, more than 20 million people in Canada report some level of acute gastrointestinal illness (AGI). Though much is known about AGI in relation to food, little is known about the connection between AGI and drinking water.
As the 2015 APHA Annual Meeting gets underway in Chicago, two dozen faculty members from the College of Public Health and Temple University are getting ready to present on the latest public health research. Below is a list of those presentations. (On Monday, 11/2, CPH is also hosting a free cocktail reception.)
Sunday, November 1, 2015