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.

Meet our faculty: Oluwafemi Adeagbo

Hear how Oluwafemi Adeagbo, assistant professor of community and behavioral health, uses his background in medical ethics to inform his public health teaching and research.  Published January 25, 2024

Maternal and child health Academic Practice Partnership highlighted

The college's Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Public Health Catalyst Program and the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (formerly IDPH) have developed an academic practice partnership. Learn more about how the trust-based partnership benefits students and collaborations. (National MCH Workforce Development Center) Published January 23, 2024

Nominations for 2024 Outstanding Alumni Awards due Feb. 29

The UI College of Public Health is pleased to announce that it is accepting nominations for its 2024 Outstanding Alumni Awards. This award program recognizes outstanding alumni in two categories: first, recent graduates who have completed College of Public Health programs within the past ten years and, second, other alumni for accomplishments throughout their careers. Published January 16, 2024

Older, Wiser, and Prepared for Disasters

To help vulnerable populations and their families prepare before an emergency happens, researchers at the University of Iowa have developed a program called Disaster PrepWise. The program is led by Sato Ashida, associate professor of community and behavioral health. Published December 21, 2023

Supporting Kids’ Mental Health

The journey to adulthood is often a turbulent one, but recent research shows that today’s adolescents are struggling with dramatic increases in mental distress. CPH researchers Jonathan Platt and Ebonee Johnson are working to address these issues. Published December 21, 2023

Hinkle comments on maternal health crisis in rural America

CPH alumna Hana Hinkle (09MPH) recently commented on efforts to train family medicine doctors in obstetrics to serve rural areas in the U.S. (NPR) Published December 20, 2023

CPCRN Publishes Special Supplement to Mark 20th Anniversary

The Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN) has published a supplemental issue of Cancer Causes and Control to mark the Network’s 20th anniversary. The supplement is separated into five subthemes: (1) Addressing Equity Through CPCRN, (2) Capacity Building, (3) Partnership Engagement, (4) Rural Cancer Prevention and Control, and (5) Future Cancer Needs and Priorities. […] Published December 11, 2023

Adeagbo receives funding for international research collaboration

CPH faculty member Oluwafemi Adeagbo has been selected to receive a Major Projects award from University of Iowa International Programs. The project will involve a collaboration with the University of Calabar in Nigeria. Published December 6, 2023

Recipients of Dr. Carol S. Gleich Development Award 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 November 15, 2023

Submit a poster abstract to the Public Health Conference of Iowa

The 2024 Public Health Conference of Iowa is now accepting student poster abstracts. The conference will be held March 26 and 27 in Des Moines. The deadline for submission is Monday, Jan. 29. Published November 8, 2023