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.

Amber Hawkins recognized with IPHA Emerging Leader Award

MPH student Amber Hawkins was honored by members of the Iowa Public Health Association (IPHA) with the 2024 Emerging Leader Award. This award recognizes an individual who has exhibited public health leadership in Iowa through advocacy, community involvement, and/or program innovation as a student or early career professional. Published April 1, 2024

Iowa researchers discuss alcohol consumption as a risk factor for cancer

CPH researchers Mary Charlton and Paul Gilbert discussed Iowa's cancer rates and risk factors for cancer, including alcohol consumption. (Daily Iowan) Published March 21, 2024

Webinar: Learn about Active Iowa on April 11

The University of Iowa Prevention Research Center for Rural Health (UI PRC-RH) is excited to present Active Iowa, an intervention to increase physical activity in small towns and rural communities. Learn more about implementing this intervention at an April 11 webinar. Published March 13, 2024

Carol S. Gleich Development Award recipients announced

Congratulations to the latest recipients of the Dr. Carol S. Gleich Development Award! This award is available to faculty members and graduate students in the College of Public Health to support travel expenses to perform an official function at a national or international meeting. Published March 7, 2024

Adeagbo awarded Global Public Health Faculty Pilot Grant

Oluwafemi Adeagbo, assistant professor of community and behavioral health, has been named the recipient of the College of Public Health’s inaugural Global Public Health Faculty Pilot Grant.  Published February 28, 2024

Learn about the creation of ‘Research at the Speed of Trust’ guide

Learn about the philosophy, team, and process behind the creation of the award-winning research guide, "Research at the Speed of Trust: A Guide for Researchers and Native Communities." The guide was produced by the Native Center for Behavioral Health as a resource for behavioral health providers working with Indigenous populations. Published February 22, 2024

Esme Gibson: Excelling in the lab and on the pitch

Esme Gibson is a graduate student in community and behavioral health and works as a research assistant examining bicycle safety behavior. She is also a member of the nationally ranked University of Iowa Women’s Field Hockey team. Esme recently answered questions about her interest in public health, her work as a research assistant, and how academics and athletics sometimes overlap. Published February 21, 2024

Andino discusses need for more affordable housing

Demand for affordable housing is rising in eastern Iowa, but even subsidized housing may not be affordable, says Jessica Andino, executive director of the Johnson County Affordable Housing Coalition and a PhD candidate at the UI College of Public Health. (The Gazette) Published February 14, 2024

Sign up for the Jakobsen Research Showcase

Graduate students are invited to share their research at the Jakobsen Research Showcase on March 23. Presentations can include posters, oral talks, a short performance, or art display. Register by Feb. 26.  Published February 14, 2024

Adeagbo writes about power imbalance in global health research

CPH assistant professor Oluwafemi Adeagbo co-authored an article that discusses how cultural humility and equitable partnerships are key to effective global health projects. (The Conversation) Published February 13, 2024