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.

Adeagbo honored with APHA HIV/AIDS Section award

Congratulations to Oluwafemi Adeagbo, assistant professor of community and behavioral health, for being honored with the American Public Health Association HIV/AIDS Section's 2022 Excellence in Abstract Submission Among New Investigator Award.  Published December 20, 2022

Novak publishes study on immigrant mental health needs

In a recent study, Nicole Novak, CPH research assistant professor and Public Policy Center research fellow, explores the effects of aggressive immigration enforcement efforts on the mental health of immigrant communities. Published December 20, 2022

PRC-RH pilot research program requests for proposals

The University of Iowa Prevention Research Center for Rural Health (PRC-RH) invites requests for proposals for its 2023-2024 pilot research program. The full RFP will be released in January 2023 and applications will be accepted through Feb. 28, 2023. Faculty members, research scientists, or post-doctoral trainees are encouraged to apply. Published December 8, 2022

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