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News & Accomplishments

October 2019 

  • Congratulations to Dr. Benz Scott and alumni, Lydia Hunt ('19) and Nicholas Tkach ('19), on their manuscript published in Pedagogy in Health Promotion. Their article is titled "Analysis of an Interprofessional Experiential Learning Program Utlizing the Case of Henrietta Lacks." Read the article here.  

September 2019 

  • PPH faculty member, Dr. Norman Edelman, was quoted in a Newsday Article about more Long Islanders having health insurance. Read the article here.  

August 2019 

  • Congratulations to PPH Research Scientist, Dr. Erica Diminich, who recently learned that she was selected for the The National Institutes of Health, Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs), funded under the National Institute on Aging. In exchange for a two year commitment to research, this highly competitive NIH Program selects rising clinicians and scientists, repaying $100,000 of student loan debt over two years. Dr. Diminich also participated in the invitation-only prestigious Butler-Williams Scholars program hosted at the NIH in July. This program is an annual initiative of the NIH’s National Institute on Aging (NIA), which provides a week-long series of lectures, seminars and meetings with NIH/NIA staff and senior researchers from across the country. The focus this year was on topics related to the biology of aging, genetics and Alzheimer’s disease. Approximately fifty scholars from across the United States are invited to participate each year. The basis for Dr. Diminich’s selection as an NIH LRP recipient and Butler Williams Scholar, stems from her emerging research examining disparities in brain health and aging in Latinos at mid-life. This work is under the mentorship of our very own Dr. Sean Clouston, and is supported by pilot funding from the NIA P30AG059300 (PI Dr Diminich) and supplement 5R01AG049953-05 (PI: Dr Clouston). 

July 2019 

  • Congratulations to PPH faculty members, Dr. Alison Gemmill and Dr. Hector Alacala, on their recent investigation titled "Association of Preterm Births Among US Latina Women With the 2016 Presidential Election", which was published in JAMA Network Open. Read more about it here.  

June 2019

  • Congratulations to PPH Alum, Kunchok Dorjee (’10) for being featured in Hopkins Medicine.  Read about his journey here.

May 2019

  • Congratulations to the class of 2019 PPH Master of Public Health Graduates! 

April 2019

March 2019

  • Congratulations to MPH Student's Jack Lupfer, Bianca Franza and Gabriella Zappala for their accomplishments and being highlighted on the Enrollment and Retention Management E-News website. To read the newsletter, click here
  • Congratulations to Dr. Sean Clouston, Dr. Erica Dimininich, and PPH alum Candace Stewart ('16) for their contributions to a new pilot study which found a link between chronic PTSD in 9/11 responders and dementia. For more information, click here
  • Congratulations to MPH student, Sharanjit Kaur, on her recent recognition at Stony Brook’s Women in Medicine Research Day.  She received a certificate of excellence for her analysis of 2007- 2016 NHANES data to understand health care utilization among children aged 4 to 18.
  • Check out Dr. Andrew Flescher and MPH student Cody Pomeroy in a short interview from the "Contact Sports and Traumatic Brain Injuries Symposium" that was featured on Verizon FiOS1 - Long Island!

Febuary 2019

  • PPH is now accepting applications for this year's Alumni Achievement Award.  
  • Congratulations to Dr. Norman Edelman who was quoted in a recent New York Times article regarding persistent coughs. 

January 2019

December 2018

  • It is with great sadness that we inform the public health community of the passing of Dr. David Graham, core faculty member 2012-2017.  Dr. Graham taught, advised, and mentored MPH and MD students, particularly in global health, fundamentals of the health care system, practicum, and employee wellness and travel medicine . He was a wonderful colleague. To read more about Dr. Graham please click here.
  • Congratulations to MPH/MAPP alum, Pamela Icochea Calenzani (’15).  Pamela recently received the Carson Carr Diversity Graduate Fellowship through the University at Albany, where she is currently pursuing her DrPH.
  • Congratulations to MPH student Eleanor Yusupov.  Eleanor recently published a paper in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice.  The paper topic, Quality of hypertension care: An improvement initiative in two outpatient health care centers, came out of her MPH practicum experience.

August 2018

  • Professor Gemmill has been selected as a grant recipient of the Peterson Foundation and Ford Foundation's US 2050 research initiative. Her project will examine variation in achieved and intended fertility and discuss implications for future fertility trends in the US. Click here to read more.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Gemmill who will be presenting her paper, titled "Understanding variation in women's perceived fecundity" at the Conference on the Postponment of Parenthood taking place in Lake Como, Italy on September 3-6. Her research attempts to explain why many young women in the US think they have trouble becoming pregnant despite never experiencing infertility.   
  • Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Flescher on his recent publication in the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH). This article sheds light on the firearms hyperendemic in the United States and offers recommendations to improve the lack of scholarly research on this matter within the field of Public Health. Click here to read more.

March 2018