ColoradoSPH alum Nnamdi Ezeanochie was recently named Director of Behavior Science at Johnson & Johnson where he and his colleagues aim to discover and apply evidence-based strategies to address health concerns, such as vaccine hesitancy in sub-Saharan Africa.
A recommendation from a boyhood friend brought Papy Bawongo from the Congo to Colorado. Now, after applying coursework theories to a real-world pandemic, Bawongo envisions a career in epidemiology in a high-need, low-income country.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, University of Northern Colorado (UNC) students in the Master of Public Health (MPH) program would typically spend their first year attending night classes, in study groups with friends or cramming for an exam at a coffee shop. For the incoming cohort of 2020, the largest in recent years, earning a graduate degree online in a global pandemic has been anything but typical.
In an op-ed in Westword, a group of ColoradoSPH and CU Anschutz students urge Denver Mayor Hancock to stop the sweeps of outdoor encampments and invest in public health resources for people experiencing homelessness.
Grace Franklin, a ColoradoSPH at UNC alum, shares how her education prepared her to meet the challenges she’s faced as the public health director for San Miguel County, a job she started during the COVID-19 pandemic.
While watching events unfold across the country over recent months, Professor Dawn Comstock was left feeling like she needed to do something tangible to address the ongoing systemic racial and ethic disparities. That’s when she decided to help establish a new scholarship fund to accelerate ColoradoSPH's efforts to increase the diversity and inclusive excellence of the school’s student body.
ColoardoSPH at UNC alumna Kristin Christensen, MPH '18, talked with her hometown newspaper about her experiences working for the Peace Corps in Madagascar, and having to be evacuated as COVID-19 began to spread worldwide in early 2020.
DrPH candidate Jennifer Jewell is interested in pediatric epidemiology—specifically in the arena of mental health. Her latest project has been studying the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on depression, anxiety, and resilience.
Students and faculty from ColoradoSPH@CSU have been volunteering with Larimer County to assist with calling positive patients, creating informational materials, finding alternate locations for patients, and analyzing data.
Epideimiology MPH Rachel Steinberg got bitten by the public health bug while working with AmeriCorps. Now, she's graduating ready to continue her work in preventing chronic diseases, like diabetes, in vulnerable rural populations.
In just two years, Jessica Stubblefield, MPH '20, has studied the epidemiology of human trafficking, started the CU Anschutz chapter of Student Veterans of America, and was the second ever ColoradoSPH student to be named a Tillman Scholar.