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August 2020


Vander Weg named head of Community and Behavioral Health

Mark Vander Weg is the new head of the Department of Community and Behavioral Health in the College of Public Health, effective July 1.

Meet Dr. Vander Weg...

MHA program ranked #4 best in nation

The MHA program in the Department of Health Management and Policy was ranked #4 among the “25 Best Master’s in Healthcare Administration for 2020” by

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Class Notes

Keep tabs on the careers of your classmates, and keep us posted on yours...

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Register for Outstanding Alumni Awards Presentation

Join us via Zoom as we honor 2020 Outstanding Alumni Award recipients Ty Borders and Kari Harland.

Meet the winners...

Thorne: Science needs to guide our decision making

CPH professor Peter Thorne, who served six years on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board, recently spoke about the need for science to guide decision making for global issues such as climate change and COVID-19.


See who’s taking part in the #MaskUpIA campaign

University of Iowa Health Care has launched a face-covering campaign, #MaskUpIA, asking faculty, staff, and students to show why wearing a face covering is important to them.

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Casteel to lead UI Injury Prevention Research Center

Carri Casteel, associate professor of occupational and environmental health, has been named director of the UI Injury Prevention Research Center.


Black students discuss race, identity, health disparities

A group of Black women who are students at the University of Iowa College of Public Health came together recently for a conversation about structural racism and how it shows up in public health and different corners of their lives, including academia.


Public health experts say herd immunity isn’t the solution

Trying to establish herd immunity against COVID-19 right now would cause more harm than good, say UI public health experts, including two CPH faculty members.


Q&A with biostatistics student Caitlin Ward

Caitlin Ward, a doctoral student in the College of Public Health, is using her statistical skills to tackle important public health issues like COVID-19.


Story, Afifi connecting refugees with mental well-being support

Professors William Story and Rima Afifi want to make mental well-being support more available to refugees who come here.


Alumni Directory

Keep up with your classmates with our College of Public Health Alumni Directory.

Use this form to join the directory or to update your existing listing.

Alumni are listed by name, degrees earned, town of residence and email address, and have the option of adding employer, job title, employment sector and LinkedIn page.


Upcoming Events

Facing the Facts: The Role of Face Coverings in Containing COVID-19, Sept. 2 (hosted via Zoom) – Register now

College of Public Health 2020 Outstanding Alumni Awards Presentation, Sept. 9 (hosted via Zoom) – Register now

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