Arcadia University News


September 14, 2022

CHS Announces Updates in Public Health

The College of Health Sciences and the Department of Public Health are thrilled to announce three new appointments: Comfort Z. Olorunsaiye, Ph.D., MPH has been named Undergraduate Program Director of the Department of Public Health; Suzanne (Suzy) Redington, DrPH, MPH, has been named Master of...

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August 15, 2022

Dr. McClintock, Imel ‘23MPH, MMS Publish Research in ‘Nutrition and Health’

Dr. Heather McClintock , assistant professor of Public Health, and Brittany Imel ’23MPH, MMS published “Food insecurity and medication restricting behavior among persons with diabetes in the United States” in Nutrition and Health, an online, international, peer-reviewed journal. Their analysis was...

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July 14, 2022

Dr. Longacre, Sweeney, Cygan to Speak at Aug. 2 Oncology Caregiving Webinar

Dr. Margaret Longacre , associate professor and chair of Public Health, is set to speak at a webinar on Aug. 2 about oncology caregiving. Hosted by the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship Cancer Policy & Advocacy Team (NCCS CPAT), the webinar will also feature Mary Sweeney , vice...

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July 6, 2022

Class of 2022 Spotlight: Samuel Wragg III

Samuel Wragg III Degree : Master of Public Health and International Peace and Conflict Resolution Hometown : Philadelphia, Pa. Undergraduate experience : Sam earned his bachelor’s degree in Public Health from Arcadia in 2021. In 2019, Sam took a Preview course that took him to the Middle Eastern...

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June 14, 2022

Arcadia University and MCCC Announce New Public Health Program Agreement

Arcadia University and Montgomery County Community College are launching a new program-to-program agreement that provides a seamless, affordable pathway for students to earn their associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in the high-demand field of public health. Under the agreement, students who...

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June 13, 2022

Class of 2022 Spotlight: John Deep

John Deep Dual degrees : Doctor of Physical Therapy and Master of Public Health. Undergraduate : John earned a Bachelor of Science in exercise science from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. At Arcadia : John served as Outcomes Coordinator at Arcadia’s Pro Bono Physical Therapy Clinic and...

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May 26, 2022

Alumna, Students Receive Ellington Beavers Award for Intellectual Inquiry

An Arcadia University alumna and several students have received Ellington Beavers Awards for Intellectual Inquiry to support their research projects. Layla Darian 22DPT, 22MPH was awarded $987 for her project, “Mujeres en Movimiento: El Camino al Bienestar (Women in Motion: The Path to Wellbeing...

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May 12, 2022

Class of 2022 Spotlight: Victoria (Vic) Fedorko

Victoria (Vic) Fedorko Degree : Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Public Health Hometown : Glenview, Ill. International ties : Victoria is a first-generation American whose family is from Ukraine. MAC Honor Roll : Victoria participated in women’s outdoor and indoor track and field as a...

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May 4, 2022

Fostering Conversations and Research on Race:CASAA Awards Its First Round of Microgrants for Scholarship and Antiracist Pedagogy

In efforts to advance scholarship on race, racism, and social justice in the past as well as the contemporary world, the directors of the Center for Antiracist Scholarship, Advocacy, and Action (CASAA) at Arcadia University unveiled a new initiative—the CASAA Microgrants Program—in March 2022. Part...

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April 15, 2022

April 14: Arcadia COVID Indicators And Response Levels

During the pandemic, Arcadia University has implemented varying restrictions and recommendations designed to protect our community. Early on we published a tiered system indicating which actions would likely be taken when certain benchmarks were reached in the pandemic. With new variants of the...

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March 28, 2022

U.S. News & World Report: Arcadia Graduate Programs Among Nation’s Best

In its 2023 rankings, released on March 29, U.S. News & World Report once again ranks two of Arcadia University’s graduate programs, Public Health and Education, among the best in the nation. Arcadia’s Public Health graduate program ranked among the top such programs nationally and sixth in the...

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January 17, 2022

Dr. Longacre, Odelberg ’20MPH Co-author Oncology Article in Cancer Care Research

Arcadia University’s Associate Professor of Public Health Margaret Longacre, Ph.D. , and graduate student Michelle Odelberg ’20MPH recently co-authored with researchers from Fox Chase Cancer Center an article on integrating family caregivers into health care systems that was published in Cancer...

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November 1, 2021

Public Health Faculty, Students Present at American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo on Oct. 22-27

Faculty and students from the College of Health Sciences gave roundtable, oral, and poster presentations at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo on Oct. 22-27. Other faculty and students contributed to presentations as authors. Presenters : Dr. Suzanne Redington, MPH,...

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November 1, 2021

MPH / MMS Students Publish on Pediatric Rheumatology, Receive National Scholarships

Three students in the College of Health Sciences at Arcadia University's Master of Public Health / Master of Medical Science dual degree program recently published and earned national scholarships, respectively. Lauren Pianucci published as the first and corresponding author in Pediatric...

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July 21, 2021

Students Present Research at College of Physicians Section on Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Ten Master of Public Health students at Arcadia University presented research at the College of Physicians in Philadelphia’s Student Research Section on Public Health and Preventative Medicine. The student presentations, listed below, focused on a variety of important public health issues,...

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May 17, 2021

Stroth ’21MPH Wins Philabundance Award for Internship Project

Master of Public Health student Katelynn Stroth ’21MPH won Philabundance’s Healthy Pantry Initiative Recipe Challenge this spring for a video project she produced as an intern with Turning Points for Children’s Food and Wellness Network (FAWN). Throughout the semester, Stroth created 39...

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May 12, 2021

Arcadia Launches Emergency Response Course for Summer 2021

Arcadia University’s new summer course on emergency preparedness for public health explores what is a public health emergency, and how it ties a broader response system during a crisis. Open to the general community and students alike, “Emergency Planning and Response” uses real-life examples of...

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April 1, 2021

U.S. News & World Report: Arcadia Graduate Programs Among Nation’s Best

In their 2022 rankings released Tuesday, U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University’s graduate programs among the best in the nation. The graduate Education program and Public Health program each ranked in their respective categories. Education placed in the top programs nationally (the...

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April 1, 2021

April 5-9: Public Health Week Events on Addiction, Climate Change, Resilience

Arcadia University celebrates National Public Health Week (NPHW) from April 5 to April 9 with events on addiction, climate change, resilience, and careers. The topics reflect the daily themes of rebuilding, galvanizing climate change, and building COVID-19 resilience set by the American Public...

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March 18, 2021

Cristofori ’21M, MPH Aspires to Make Health Care More Accessible

By Katherine Haines '21 Dual Master’s of Public Health and Medical Science Alex Cristofori ’21M, MPH has used his last year of graduate school to understand the current social unrest and global health crisis, and to reevaluate his own accountability as both an ally and a future medicine provider. “...

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March 8, 2021

Dr. Longacre Publishes Paper with Alumnae on Caregiver Health

Dr. Margaret Longacre , assistant professor and chair of Public Health, co-authored an article in the Western Journal of Nursing Research with Dr. Freda Patterson ’00 and Adeline Hubbard '22M, '20MPH . “Caregiver Health by Context: Moderating Effects of Mental Health and Health Behaviors” assessed...

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