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Mark Conde Featured on Inform Me, Informatics Podcast

Mark Conde, associate director of the EMPH program's Applied Public Health Informatics track, was recently interviewed for Public Health Informatics Institute's Inform Me, Informatics podcast. In the interview, Conde spoke about data quality, new technologies, and students at Rollins. Listen to the episode.

Aisha Walker Presents Thesis Research at American Society of Hematology Meeting

Recent EMPH graduate Aisha Walker, presented her thesis research entitled "Assessing Perceptions of Hydroxyurea Among Sickle Cell Disease Stakeholders Using Social Media" at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting in December 2016.

This is an example of EMPH students getting real-life experience and recognition for the work they accomplish in the executive program.

EMPH Students Receive Adopt-a-Scholar Awards

Congratulations to our EMPH students, Deborah Kupferwasser and Meryna Manandhar! Both are recent recipients of Adopt-a-Scholar scholarships, which are awarded to outstanding second-year students.
This scholarship program is funded by donors seeking to mentor public health graduate students at Rollins. Awards begin at $2,500 and can reach the total amount of a full year's tuition.

EMPH Alumni Featured in Emory Physical Therapy Magazine

Sara Pullen

Sara Pullen, DPT, MPH, CHES, is featured in the cover story of Emory Physical Therapy magazine for her research on physical therapy for patients with HIV/AIDS. Pullen, assistant professor at Emory University School of Medicine's Division of Physical Therapy, is the first and only physical therapist affiliated with Emory's NIH-funded Center for AIDS Research (CFAR). She is also the first and only physical therapist at the Ponce De Leon Center, one of the largest AIDS clinics and a core facility for CFAR.

» Read about Sara Pullen and physical therapy at Emory University.

Welcome Charita Alston!

Charita Alston

The EMPH department is excited to introduce Charita Alston to our instructional design team.

Originally from Nashville, North Carolina, Charita moved to Hartford, Connecticut, in 2014 to explore life away from home. In Connecticut, Charita worked as an instructional designer for the Online Studies Department at Goodwin College in East Hartford, Connecticut. During that time, she had the opportunity to collaborate with author, Dr. Marco Arenas, to develop a digital textbook sample, Dynamic Spanish. She also created a self-paced classroom-management training program for first-year instructors called Clean Up Your Act: Using a LMS to Improve Classroom Management.

Charita earned her BA in Human Services from Elon University and has made significant contributions to her local community as a commissioner on the Town of Vernon Human Services Advisory Board. She is also a recent graduate of the Educational Technology MS program at Central Connecticut State University.

Charita is passionate about supporting faculty, researching technology advances in education, and enhancing student learning.

Practicum Posters Presented

Practicum Posters Presented at Fall 2016 On-Campus Opening on August 27, 2016

Mary Davis (PRS): LifeLink - Transplant Advocacy Group (TAG)

Cynthia Davison (APHI): Comparison of Laboratory Response Network (LRN) Test Capacity Estimated Testing Demand Surge from Potential Zika Virus Outbreak

Rachelle Jones (AEPI): Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance Network: Laboratory Data Specifications

Julia Kasukusa (PRS): Baltimore Kids on the Gwynns Falls Trail

Millie Linville (APHI): Collaboration. Leadership. Influence. Joint Public Health Informatics Taskforce

Shahidah Mallay (APHI): : Vendor Recruitment Software Analysis

Martha Mae Wright (APHI):  Improving Data Collection at the Ghana Health Service through Data Quality Interventions