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December 2022


Biostatistics recognized for diversity efforts

The American Statistical Association recently recognized efforts by the Department of Biostatistics to embed diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives into its academic programs.

Learn about the honor...

Alumna Hillary Chappo leads by example

Hillary Chappo (16MHA) currently leads institutional and program-specific accreditation efforts across 88 medical residencies and fellowships at UIHC.

Meet Hillary...

Class Notes

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

Catch up with the class...

Q&A with alumna Brooke Zibell

Brooke Zibell (21BS) blends her interests in health and the environment.

Meet Brooke...

Sauda Abdullahi reflects on her study abroad program

Sauda Abdullahi, a fourth-year undergrad public health student, had the life-changing opportunity to study in the UK last spring via a Diversity Ambassador Scholarship.

Meet Sauda...

PHOTOS: Alumni gather at APHA in Boston

See photos from our alumni gathering at the 2022 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo in Boston.

See the pics...

In memoriam: Professor Emeritus Bill Field

Bill Field, professor emeritus of occupational and environmental health, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. He was recognized internationally for his expertise in radon and radiation health effects.

Remember Dr. Field...

Emily Roberts takes on diabetes and the NYC Marathon

Emily Roberts, assistant professor of biostatistics, completed the NYC Marathon as a member of the Beyond Type Run 2022 team to raise money and awareness for type 1 diabetes.

Learn more about Emily...

Story honored with APHA award

Will Story, associate professor of community and behavioral health, was honored with the 2022 Mid-Career Award in International Health from the American Public Health Association.

Learn more about the award...

Study finds phones can harbor allergens

Peter Thorne, professor of occupational and environmental health, co-authored a study showing that smartphones are potential receptacles for allergens and asthma triggers.

Read about the study...

VIDEO: David Williams delivers Hansen Lecture

Watch Dr. David R. Williams present the 2022 Hansen Distinguished Lecture, "Understanding and Effectively Addressing Inequities in Health."

Watch the video...

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

Fall Commencement, Dec. 16

› Iowa Public Health Day on the Hill, 12:30 p.m., Feb. 28, State Capitol

Public Health Conference of Iowa, March 28-29

Science of Health Equity Summit, April 5

Hawkeye Caucus Day, April 12

More College of Public Health events...



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