Health Management and Policy News

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

Nigeria: A Healthcare System Trajectory

On Feb. 18, attend the International Student-led Lecture Series hosted by the Public Health International Student Advisory Board. This week's presentation will be given by Ufuoma Ejughemre, PhD student in health management and policy. Published February 17, 2022

Alumna Winnie Uluocha elected to Iowa Law School Foundation board

Winne Uluocha (19MHA) has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Iowa Law School Foundation. She is an associate in Goodwin Procter’s Life Sciences group and Healthcare practice. Published February 16, 2022

Art by CPH student Gul Rukh Mehboob selected for UI anniversary

A painting of Old Capitol by Gul Rukh Mehboob, a PhD student in the College of Public Health, has been selected to commemorate the University of Iowa's 175th anniversary.  Published February 10, 2022

Study finds more than higher pay needed for nurse retention

A new study finds a significant relationship between hourly wages and turnover for certified nursing assistants--but not for licensed practical nurses and registered nurses--at Iowa nursing homes. Focusing on higher wages alone may not lead to lower turnover, write study authors Hari Sharma and Lili Xu. (McKnights) Published February 9, 2022

Wehby discusses mask mandates, health services research

CPH professor George Wehby was a recent guest on a podcast where he discussed his research on state-level mask mandates, children's educational attainment, racial and ethnic disparities in dental service use, and how he frames research questions. (Health Affairs) Published February 3, 2022

Semprini awarded Thomas P. Gould Prize

Jason Semprini, a doctoral student in the Department of Health Management and Policy, was recently awarded the Thomas P. Gould Prize for the best article published in The Online Journal of Rural Research and Policy. Published January 19, 2022

Kensinger honored with Young Executive Achievement Award

Brooke Kensinger (05MHA), CEO of MercyOne Elkader Medical Center, was awarded the Iowa Hospital Association 2021 Young Executive Achievement Award. Published January 12, 2022

Health insurance expansion linked to improved academic test scores of low-income children

A new University of Iowa study suggests that increasing access to health insurance coverage helps boost test scores among children from low-income households. Published January 5, 2022

Iowa researchers’ paper honored as one of best of 2021

A manuscript by Haobing Qian, a doctoral candidate in health management and policy, and George Wehby, professor of health management and policy, was recognized as one of the best papers of 2021 by the Editorial Board of Women’s Health Issues.  Published December 15, 2021