Student Spotlight: Jerry O.

Post Date: 6.02.2017

An Online Program For All Ages 1. Could you please share a short background about yourself? I am a registered respiratory therapist with 50 years of clinical, teaching, publishing and home healthcare ownership. I live in the Dayton, Ohio area, where I was born and raised. My “job,” at this time, is the completion of […]

Student Spotlight: Shanae T.

Post Date: 6.02.2017

Learning the Perks of Studying Online 1. Could you please share a short background about yourself? I am currently in the Ohio Air National Guard as a guardsman. I work in an administrative field in a maintenance management company. I recently returned from my first deployment overseas and currently reside in Youngstown, Ohio, about 45 […]

Student Spotlight: Bianca K.

Post Date: 6.02.2017

An Online Experience with a Personal Touch 1. Could you please share a short background about yourself? I graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in political science from Youngstown State University, during which I was fortunate to obtain an internship with U.S. Congressman Bill Johnson OH-06. Following my academic internship, I was hired […]

The Benefits of Being Bilingual in Healthcare

Post Date: 5.17.2017

People from across the world come to the United States seeking a better life for themselves and their families. Once they arrive, they generally tend to congregate in similar areas and live amongst each other, which creates a feeling of community and connectedness in a place that isn’t their native land. For healthcare professionals, it’s […]

Kent State Offers Award-Winning MPH Courses

Post Date: 5.17.2017

For the last several years, Kent State University’s College of Public Health has participated in Blackboard’s Exemplary Course Program (ECP), which recognizes and honors educators who are passionate about leveraging technology in education and working to improve best practices in their communities. Each year, the ECP identifies the faculty and course designers who have demonstrated […]

Student Spotlight: Tony E.

Post Date: 5.17.2017

An Online MPH Student Perspective Could you please share a short background about yourself? My family immigrated from Lebanon to the United States near the end of the Lebanese Civil War. Currently, I work full time for the Arab American Community Health and Research Center in the infectious disease program with a primary focus on […]

Student Spotlight: Jann K.

Post Date: 4.27.2017

Get to Know a Current MPH Student Could you please share a short background about yourself? Currently, I work full-time as a farm to table coordinator, which means I work to connect the local food system. I do this through building relationships with small-scale farmers and institutions, helping to plan educational opportunities and working to […]

Decrease in Child and Maternal Mortality Rates Not Enough

Post Date: 4.27.2017

Considered one of the biggest public health achievements in recent years, the global rate for maternal mortalities has decreased by 44 percent since 1990, according to a 2015 report that examines the progress made under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).1 In the same 25-year timespan, the MDGs also promoted new efforts to help decrease the […]

The Possibilities of a Public Health Career

Post Date: 4.25.2017

The online Master of Public Health (MPH) program from Kent State University is designed to prepare students with the advanced knowledge and working skills needed to pursue professional roles in the field of public health. MPH graduates can work in a wide variety of industries and positions, including government agencies, local health departments and non-government […]

4 Devastating Public Health Crises of the Decade

Post Date: 4.25.2017

Over the last decade, a significant amount of resources and effort in the public health field have gone toward public crises prevention. As citizens, we’ve become all too familiar with morbid news reports of gun violence, mass shootings in unthinkable places—churches, schools, movie theaters—dangerous health risks in our drinking water and worsening drug epidemics that […]