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In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the police killing of George Floyd, social justice has become a top priority across many different sectors and industries in this country. Now, more than ever, it is essential for professionals in every sector to have a solid understanding of what social justi...

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Tina Caporaso was just a few months into a new job before the COVID-19 pandemic caused upheaval across the country. Hired as a living donor education coordinator at Tampa General Hospital in Florida, and currently enrolled in Kent State’s online MPH program, Caporaso found herself stepping into...

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Here in the summer of 2020, it’s all too easy to think of epidemiology—the method used to find the causes of health outcomes and diseases in populations1—as being all COVID-19, all the time. While infectious disease epidemiology plays a large role in each day’s news and the national consciousnes...

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Learn about Dr. Smith and read highlights from her recent webinar. She addresses COVID-19, infectious diseases and how we all can play a role in determining our collective future during the pandemic.

Meet Dr. Tara Smith

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Before joining the Kent State faculty in 2013, this native Ohioan earned...

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To determine if public health has a place in the social sciences, we should first clarify what constitutes a social science. From there, we can easily see whether one discipline fits within the other, and we’ll have our answer. Nice and simple.

Or so we might think. The study of social science h...

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In the last several weeks, the healthcare landscape has changed so quickly and frequently that it often feels hard to keep up. While we’ve become all too familiar with phrases like "flatten the curve," "social distancing" and "sheltering in place," the vocabulary of life since the outbreak of COVI...

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About the Red Cross

The American Red Cross is an organization we all know will show up whenever and wherever disasters occur. This connection is understandable: Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross on May 21, 1881, in order to provide relief and assistance to Americans affected by the dev...

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Note: Because the situation and facts around the 2019-nCoV coronavirus are rapidly evolving, the most recently updated information will be available from these sites: World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

What Is a Coronavirus?

The word “coronavirus” has...

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The healthcare industry in the U.S. is experiencing rapid change, and there is significant demand for strong leaders who can guide healthcare organizations through this change. With a healthcare management degree, you will be able to help shape the future of healthcare in different ways. What kind...

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A public health manager is a leader in the field of public health. Usually, public health management professionals are part of a public health team, such as the staff of a hospital, health department or medical facility.1 However, there are roles in public health management across many organiza...

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