Public Health

Three female public health students sit looking at a book with laptop open

May 12, 2021 Caitlin Burns

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...

Arcadia University faculty member Graciela Slesaransky-Poe teaches students

Apr 1, 2021 Caitlin Burns

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...

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Apr 1, 2021 Caitlin Burns

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...

Arcadia University student Alex Cristofori

Mar 18, 2021 Caitlin Burns

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...

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Mar 8, 2021 Caitlin Burns

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”...

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Feb 23, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Miller Publishes Paper in Nutrients Journal

Dr. Melissa Miller, visiting assistant professor of Public Health, recently published an article in the journal Nutrients, titled, “A Randomized Controlled Trial Testing the Effectiveness of Coping with Cancer in the Kitchen, a Nutrition Education Program for Cancer Survivors.” The paper...

Zoom session for Arcadia University's Interprofessional Experience

Jan 27, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Health Sciences Hosts Interprofessional Education Experiences for Students

By Katherine Haines '21 How can physician assistants, public health professionals, and physical therapists work together to help patients recover from COVID-19? In November 2020, the College of Health Sciences (CHS) students explored this question through a two-part interprofessional...

Arcadia University alumnus A-Mac Harris

Dec 22, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Harris ’20 Coordinates COVID Contact Tracing with PA App

In 2014, A-Mac Harris ’20MPH saw how an epidemic can devastate an area when his home country of Liberia had an outbreak of Ebola. The loss of his close friend during this time inspired his interest in Public Health, which brought Harris to Arcadia University in 2018.  Harris, who earned his...

Arcadia University professor Dr. Comfort Olorunsaiye

Nov 30, 2020 Caitlin Burns

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...

Arcadia University professor Dr. Margaret Longacre

Nov 23, 2020 Caitlin Burns

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...

Arcadia University professor Dr. Heather de Vries McClintock

Nov 13, 2020 Caitlin Burns

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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Nov 9, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Academic Affairs Awards Innovation Grants

Academic Affairs awarded 13 proposals for initial or continued funding this year through the Innovative Programming Grants.  These awards, which were established in 2018, identify areas for growth and support pioneering opportunities. Faculty and staff members who proposed particularly...