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.

Cho, Gilbert receive Associate Professor Advancement Awards

College of Public Health faculty members Hyunkeun Ryan Cho and Paul Gilbert have been selected to receive Carver Trust Associate Professor Advancement Awards. Read more about the research the awards will support. Published April 5, 2022

University of Iowa College of Public Health ranked No. 19 in the nation

The University of Iowa College of Public Health is the No. 19 school of public health in the nation, according to the 2023 Best Graduate School rankings from U.S. News & World Report. Among publicly supported schools, the college ranks No. 10.  Published March 29, 2022

Iowa study examines TikTok videos that promote e-cigarette culture

A new student-led study from the University of Iowa College of Public Health examines the role that user-generated content on the social media platform TikTok plays in promoting Puff Bar culture. Puff Bar is a brand of disposable e-cigarette. Published March 22, 2022

Cultural Humility: A Case Study Discussion

On March 7, join a virtual discussion on Global Cultural Humility. This event is intended to highlight cultural humility concepts, theories, and barriers through a case study discussion.  Published March 1, 2022

Project studies masculine norms to reduce violence

A U.S.-Indian collaboration funded by Fogarty is developing male-focused strategies to reduce intimate partner violence in Bangalore’s peri-urban neighborhoods. Will Story, CPH associate professor, is co-PI of the project. (Fogarty International Center) Published February 24, 2022

Iowa’s Black population faces barriers to cancer prevention

CPH faculty members Whitney Zahnd, Paul Gilbert, and Rima Afifi discussed the barriers that contribute to Black Iowan's high cancer incidence rates. (Daily Iowan) Published February 18, 2022

Q&A: Alumna Bella De Soriano on language and health equity

Bella De Soriano (17MPH) and the editorial team at Healthline Media have created “The Conscious Language Guide” to improve patient-provider communication and advance their work toward health equity. She recently answered a few questions about the guide, her career, and her time at Iowa. Published January 31, 2022

Hana Hinkle named a 2022 Presidential Leadership Scholar

Alumna Hana Hinkle (09MPH) has been selected as a member of the 2022 class of Presidential Leadership Scholars.  Published January 25, 2022

Workshop examines legacy of colonialism, impact on public health

The UI College of Public Health is collaborating with the University of Global Health Equity in Rwanda to host a virtual workshop examining the legacy of colonialism and its impact on public health equity and justice.  Published January 21, 2022

Center addresses trauma and resiliency for Native American communities

The National American Indian and Alaska Native Trauma and Service Adaptation Center based in the UI College of Public Health aims to help treat, reduce, and prevent trauma and increase wellness among Native children and their families. (Daily Iowan) Published January 19, 2022