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November 30, 2020

Through Grant, Dr. Olorunsaiye to Study Family Planning in African Immigrant Communities

Dr. Comfort Olorunsaiye , assistant professor of Public Health, was awarded a Changemakers in Family Planning grant by the Society of Family Planning Research Fund to study family planning in the African immigrant communities in southeastern Pennsylvania. The 18-month, $63,148 cumulative training...

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November 23, 2020

Dr. Longacre Speaks at National Caregivers Conference

By Josephine Mueller '21 Dr. Margaret Longacre , assistant professor and chair of Public Health, presented at the National Caregivers Conference on Oct. 16. In her presentation titled, “Involving and Supporting Caregivers in Clinical Care using an Integrated Caregiver Portal System,” Dr. Longacre...

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November 13, 2020

Public Health Students, Alumni Present at Global Health Conference on Social Justice, Health Equity

By Katherine Haines '21 Led by Dr. Heather deVries McClintock , assistant professor of Public Health, public health students and alumni presented research on social justice topics at the 12th Annual Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Global Health Conference, “Power, Politics, and...

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November 4, 2020

For Ferro ’24, Nursing Experiences Guides Future Career

Canadensis, Pa. resident Kylie Ferro ’24 , a Public Health/Pre-Physician Assistant (PA) major, loves working the maternity unit at Wayne Memorial Hospital. It “has her heart.” As a nurse’s aide, Ferro is charged with the care of five to seven patients each time she works at the hospital—whether...

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November 3, 2020

Alumnae and Dr. McClintock Present Research at Conferences

Alexandria Davenport ’20M, MPH and Alexis Lambert ’22MPH presented their capstone posters at the American College of Epidemiology’s (ACE) virtual Annual Meeting Sept. 21 to 23. Both projects, Davenport’s “Religiosity and the Treatment of Mental Health among African Americans” and Lambert’s “Visual...

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October 8, 2020

CHS Calls on Faculty, Staff, and Students to End Health Disparities

The College of Health Sciences (CHS) hosted two Question and Answer sessions with Dr. Gregory Hicks, professor of Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware, to discuss what can be done to address the health disparities in the U.S. healthcare system. Students, faculty, and staff of the CHS were...

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August 13, 2020

Dr. Olorunsaiye Publishes on Newborn Healthcare in Senegal

Dr. Comfort Z. Olorunsaiye , assistant professor of Public Health, published an article in the November 2020 issue of Midwifery journal titled, “Association between birth attendant and early newborn care in Senegal.” The article was co-authored with A-Mac Harris ’20MPH , as well as Dr. Korede Yusuf...

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August 5, 2020

Eccleston ’20M Interns with Chester County COVID Testing Sites

Arcadia University Public Health major Allie Eccleston ’20M is ensuring COVID-19 tests are handled with the utmost care at testing sites with the Chester County Health Department. Since May, Eccleston has been working at mobile testing sites across the county for her final program internship. She...

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July 29, 2020

Dr. Longacre Sees Pandemic Intensifying Caregiving Challenges

“Considering family caregivers and those they care for during this time of COVID-19 is vital,” said Dr. Margaret Longacre , chair of Public Health. “One decision somewhere can have varied impacts on others somewhere else because we are so interdependent.” In the U.S., 11 million people , or...

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July 13, 2020

Public Health Students Explore Sustainable Farming

“Solutionaries at Pennypack Farm focus on growing local produce to provide to the community, as well as farming education so others can grow produce sustainably,” writes Public Health students Vasavi Veerapaneni ’22M, MPH , Talia Williams ’20MPH , Emily Delnero ’22M, MPH , and Ashleigh Kozicz ’22M...

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July 2, 2020

Herbalism the Focus of Public Health Student Project

“From stocking our kitchens to being at-home remedies for maladies like pain or infection, the need for plants has been apparent since the dawn of time,” writes Public Health students Joshua Leland ’22M, MPH , Rena Ogino ’22M, MPH , and Lauren Pianucci ’22M, MPH in their recent multimedia project...

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June 23, 2020

Public Health Students Explore the Impact of Pennsylvania Land Preservation

Public Health students John Deep ’22DPT, MPH , Alethea Eccleston ’20MPH , and Olivia Kreider ’22M, MPH explored regional land conservation efforts through an interview with Kelly Herrenkohl, vice president of Communications and Engagement at the Natural Lands, a nonprofit organization dedicated to...

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June 17, 2020

Yes! Magazine Publishes Two Arcadia Changemaker Stories

Five student groups in Arcadia University’s “Community and Environmental Health” Public Health course were selected by YES! For Teachers magazine to compete for a chance to have their multimedia projects published in the YES! Solutions Pilot Project . Lindsey McGann , administrative manager of...

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June 9, 2020

Dr. Longacre Appointed Chair of Public Health, Assistant Dean of Research

Dr. Margaret Longacre , assistant professor of Public Health, has been appointed chair of the Department of Public Health and assistant dean of research in the College of Health Sciences at Arcadia University. Dr. Longare will succeed current Chair of the Department of Public Health Dr. Katie...

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June 2, 2020

Dycus ’16M, MPH Investigates Coronavirus Cases in Bucks County

By Caitlin Joyce '20 “We get reports of different diseases which are of interest around the world, and this was flagged as something interesting going on in China in January,” said Drew Dycus ’16M, MPH , recalling how the Bucks County Department of Health became attuned to the beginnings of the...

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March 31, 2020

Will ’06M, MPH Fights Coronavirus Stateside, Treats Epidemics Around the World

“As a physician assistant, I treat each patient by looking at the whole person in front of me,” explains Scott Will ’06M, MPH about the global perspective and public health training he gained at Arcadia. Will’s health care journey began more than 15 years ago in Dayton, Ohio. After he...

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February 28, 2020

Smith ’22 Leaps into Her 20th Birthday

“When I was applying to colleges, I couldn’t select my birth date,” Public Health major Emma Smith ’22 recounts about her college application process. “It’s the most annoying thing. A lot of websites usually will automatically fill the list of days, and February only goes to 28.” As a Leap Day baby...

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February 21, 2020

Dr. Longacre’s Research Featured in Wall Street Journal

Dr. Margaret Longacre , assistant professor of Public Health, was featured in the Feb. 12 Wall Street Journal article ‘I Feel Very Torn Between My Child and My Dad’—Demands Intensify for the ‘Sandwich Generation’ for her work on the National Alliance for Caregiving's (NAC) report on Sandwich...

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February 13, 2020

GradReports Ranks Arcadia's Master of Public Health Program Fourth In Nation

The Master of Public Health program at Arcadia has been recognized as a top program in the nation by GradReports, placing fourth in the list of the “25 Best Master of Public Health (MPH) Programs 2020.” The rankings are based on the median salary of graduates for specific degree programs as...

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February 12, 2020

Arcadia Legacies Henderson-White ’02MEd and Scott ’23 Share Commitment to Public Service

Marcia Henderson-White ’02MEd and her granddaughter Ebony Scott ’23 have a close relationship built on loving support, mutual admiration, dedication to public service, and their cherished connection to Arcadia. Though Henderson-White’s and Scott’s collegiate experiences are separated by...

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January 28, 2020

Dr. DiSantis Highlighted by American Journal of Preventive Medicine

Dr. Katie DiSantis , associate professor of Public Health, co-authored “Long-term Results From the FRESH RCT: Sustained Reduction of Children's Tobacco Smoke Exposure,” for the January 2020 issue in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM). The article, written with Dr. Bradley N. Collins...

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