Community and Behavioral Health News

The latest news from the Department of Community and Behavioral Health at the University of Iowa College of Public Health.

Natoshia Askelson discusses the Healthy Behaviors Incentive Program

In addition to her role as a faculty member in public health, Natoshia Askelson is a senior research fellow with the UI Public Policy Center. Learn more about her work evaluating the Healthy Behaviors Incentive Program. Published November 16, 2022

Story honored with APHA Mid-Career Award in International Health

Will Story, associate professor of community and behavioral health in the University of Iowa College of Public Health, was honored with the 2022 Mid-Career Award in International Health from the American Public Health Association. Published November 9, 2022

Johnson, Platt to present on school mental health topics

On Nov. 10, learn about current research being conducted by faculty affiliated with the Scanlan Center for School Mental Health. CPH faculty members Ebonee Johnson and Jonathan Platt will present. RSVP by Nov. 4. Published November 1, 2022

Gilbert offers insights on community-involved research

CPH professor Paul Gilbert uses a variety of strategies that engage community members and stakeholders in his work. He offers some pointers for conducting community-based participatory research. (Mid-Iowa Health Foundation) Published October 5, 2022

College of Public Health doctoral student awarded international fellowship

Priyanka Dubey, a doctoral student in the UI Department of Community and Behavioral Health, has been awarded a 2022-23 International Doctoral Degree Fellowship by the American Association of University Women. Published October 3, 2022

Behavioral Health Education Program offers workforce development for practitioners serving Native communities

The Native Center for Behavioral Health recently launched the Behavioral Health Education Program (BHEP), a training curriculum for behavioral health practitioners working in tribal and urban Native communities.  Published September 29, 2022

Adeagbo comments on HIV interventions in Africa

Oluwafemi Adeagbo, an HIV specialist and CPH assistant professor of community and behavioral health, commented on HIV interventions in Africa, noting the need for intersectional approaches to treatment. (The GW Hatchet) Published September 28, 2022

Video: Native American history and health

Anne Helene Skinstad and Sean Bear with the Native Center for Behavioral Health recently spoke about their work and Native American health and history for a video produced by Partnership for a Healthy Iowa. Published July 7, 2022

Report finds alcohol-related deaths spiked in 2020

CPH associate professor Paul Gilbert recently commented on new data published by the Iowa Department of Public Health that showed a spike in alcohol-related deaths in 2020. (Multiple sources) Published July 5, 2022

Iowa public health professionals invited to share their COVID-19 response stories

A new study is asking Iowa public health professionals to share their COVID-19 response experiences. The study is a partnership between the UI College of Public Health’s Prevention Research Center for Rural Health and Iowa Public Health Association.  Published July 5, 2022