Leslie Barnard, a DrPH candidate in epidemiology, wanted to find answers to address public concerns about the rise in mass shootings from a public health perspective. Barnard worked with CU collaborators to analyze data from 2014–22 and calculate cumulative incidence rates of mass shooting event types based on incident characteristics.
While up to 80% of the world's nations eat insects regularly, many still get squeamish at the idea. Shaylee Warner, a recent graduate from the Colorado School of Public Health at Colorado State University, focused her capstone research on how edible insect practices can provide a sustainable approach to addressing food insecurity stemming from climate change.
Online student, Lexie King, found connection through ColoradoSPH-sponsored conferences where she met staff from the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center. Those connections led to her practicum and capstone experience--and a student award for excellence in public health practice.
Many nonprofit hospitals in the United States receive tax-exemption in return for providing a community benefit, but who's benefiting? Dr. Kelsey Owsley, PhD graduate from the Colorado School of Public Health, received the Outstanding Dissertation Award from AcademyHealth for her study and critique of this hopeful, yet vague concept.
MPH student Samantha Bertomen's journey from a degree in nutrition sciences to becoming a passionate leader in public health showcases her dedication to improving community well-being beyond traditional notions of health, emphasizing the importance of factors such as environment and social determinants of health.
A Colorado School of Public Health MPH student, Bridget Lattimer, whose boyfriend died after taking a fake prescription he thought was Percocet, is helping raise awareness about “fentapills” and the opioid epidemic through her work with the nonprofit Song for Charlie.
Assistant Professor Courtney Welton-Mitchell, in a partnership with University of Denver, developed an experiential simulation model designed to prepare students for the challenges of humanitarian work in complex crises, addressing the growing need for skilled professionals in the field.
For Active-Duty Army Major, single mother of two boys, and University of Colorado College of Nursing graduate student pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice and Master of Public Health degrees at Anschutz Medical Campus, Molly Bried exemplifies the US Army slogan “Be all you can be.”
Raeven Clockston, a graduate of the Colorado School of Public Health, is now the Equity Specialist in the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at the ColoradoSPH. Raeven's role is dedicated to increasing EDI initiatives and making structural changes to move the program in alignment with the core commitment of dismantling structural racism.
Francesca Macaluso, DrPH student in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, is on a mission to uncover the impact of drought and heavy metal exposure on human health in Colorado's San Luis Valley, a region plagued by rising risks of kidney disease, diabetes, and mental health problems.
Claire Geldhof, dual-degree student with the University of Colorado College of Nursing and the Colorado School of Public Health, takes courses online from her home in Alaska, sometimes jumping on seaplanes, and boats; walking when the roads end to take care of patients living in the bush.
Working in collaboration with a pediatrics-critical care professor, ColoradoSPH alumnus Peter DeWitt, PhD'17 in biostatistics, created an automated algorithm with a corresponding interactive web tool to assess children’s blood pressure.
ColoradoSPH at UNC alum Rudy Vargas, director of the UNC César Chávez Cultural Center, was recently honored in the 40 under 40 for Northern Colorado. The list recognizes 40 emerging business leaders under 40 years of age who are making a mark on their communities through professional success and volunteer activities.
Tori Ortega, MPH student in community health education, received the Colorado School of Public Health Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Scholarship Fund. "I can continue my research and academic passions toward growing inclusivity and advocating for diversity in my field," she reflects.
ColoradoSPH alumni Kristina Brandveen & Hue Phung are among a dozen national public health alumni selected from six participating schools to receive competitive fellowships from the American Public Health Association (APHA) and Kaiser Permanente (KP).
ColoradoSPH at UNC alum Rudy Vargas is UNC’s newly named director of the César Chávez Cultural Center. Rudy shares the goal that drives him, the UNC experience that shaped him, the people who helped him along the way and his vision for the Center.
The LGBTQ+ Hub was created to connect and champion the CU Anschutz Medical Campus’ queer community. ColoradoSPH at UNC alum Steven Burton and ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz alum Laurel Beaty reflect on their involvement with the hub and the positive impact it's had.