At their first in-person annual Awards Gala since 2019, the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington (IUSPH-B) will honor the school's most recent scholarships recipients, IU Trustee Teaching Award honorees, and SPH-B Distinguished Alumni Award winners.
A significant gift from the Meisenheimer Family will support the creation of the Otto Meisenheimer Center for the Prevention of Gun Violence
The following is the text of an email sent on January 16, 2023.
The following is the text of an email sent on January 16, 2023.
We all deserve education, a career, and the joy and wonder of scientific discovery.
The completion of two important resources that allow for unprecedented research generates a new level of vigor for our students and faculty.
Dr. Rita Colwell, distinguished university professor at the University of Maryland and member of the School of Public Health-Bloomington (SPH-B) Dean's Alliance, is one of three winners of the Zenith Award from the Association for Women in Science (AWIS).
The School of Public Health-Bloomington is pleased to announce that Jessica Staten will join the school on Tuesday, November 1 as Director of Advising.
The school was among three organizations honored in the Diversity and Inclusion category of the Indianapolis Business Journal HR Impact awards.
Designed to create a pipeline between these students and public health job opportunities, the scholarship program will provide recipients with both financial support and hands-on experience in parts of Indiana with significant need for improved public health services.
The study, referred to as "MACRO-B," stands for "Multi-Sector and Multi-Level Community-Driven Approaches to Remove Structural Racism and Overdose Deaths in Black Indianapolis Communities."
Jon Agley, associate professor in the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington (SPH-B) Department of Applied Health Science, is one of a small group of scholars named an American Academy of Health Behavior (AAHB) 2022 Fellow. AAHB fellows are selected "in recognition of significant contributions to the field of health behavior research and demonstrated involvement in AAHB."
The grant will support a five-year, randomized clinical trial of an Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia (ADRD) telehealth intervention. In part, the I-CARE 2 trial will measure the impact of Brain CareNotes, a specific mobile telehealth application, on informal caregivers of patients living with ADRD.
The funding will facilitate the launch and operation of the Agile Nudge University Program, a national, online training initiative intended to positively influence the care of patients with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia (ADRD).
A multi-year effort by faculty, staff, and administrators has led to an unprecedented percentage of tenure/tenure-track faculty from underrepresented minority groups.
The Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington announced that AIDS Memorial Quilt creator Cleve Jones is this year’s recipient of the Ryan White Distinguished Leadership Award. Established in 2009 by the school’s Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention (RCAP), the award recognizes individuals who are "exemplary bearers of the standard of excellence and commitment needed to combat HIV/AIDS."
Dr. Patricia Silveyra receives funding support for mentee Dr. Sarah Commodore.
Dr. Allison Gruber is an expert on running biomechanics.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources has awarded funds to the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington (SPH-B) for continued research and preservation of the Muskegon (Indiana’s first shipwreck listed on the National Register of Historic Places), and monitoring of the J.D. Marshall Nature Preserve in Indiana Dunes State Park.
Eric Walsh-Buhi, professor and chair of Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington (SPH-B) Department of Applied Health Science, is the single member of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) to be named a Society fellow in 2022. SSSS fellows are selected in recognition "of unusual and outstanding contribution to the scientific study of sex, defined as formal investigation designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge."
Each time a Golden Knight leaps into the air, whether alone or with a partner, there must be full transparency about the risks and realities of engaging in controlled human “flight.”
The distinction includes resources for multiple initiatives, including student-involved research.
We are pleased to share that Dr. Patricia Silveyra has agreed to assume a new role as the interim chairperson for the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health beginning August 1, 2022 to allow a brief period of overlap with outgoing chair Professor MacDonald Gibson.
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We are pleased to announce that several esteemed SPH-B faculty members recently assumed—or will soon begin—interim leadership roles.
The foundation’s latest gift supports continuous training of early career scientists.
The School of Public Health-Bloomington is pleased to announce that Dr. Jerono Rotich will join SPH-B on Thursday, September 1, 2022 as Associate Dean for Organizational Climate, Inclusion, and Belonging and Professor in the Department of Kinesiology.
The pharmaceutical company has pledged to fund expenses for a graduate student in a quantitative field.
Their research was part of the Canadian Asthma Primary Prevention Study (CAPPS).
The School of Public Health-Bloomington is pleased to announce that Dr. Kelli Ryckman will join SPH-B on Thursday, September 1 as Associate Dean for Research and Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.
The IU center, which provided verification of methods and statistics for the Aging Cell paper, is recognized nationally for excellence in biostatistics.
The Linda L. Thiel Doctoral Student Support Fund is designed to specifically to support Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington (SPH-B) doctoral students in biostatistics.
The School of Public Health-Bloomington is pleased to announce that Dr. Ellen Evans will join SPH-B on Monday, August 1 as Professor and Chair of the Department of Kinesiology, pending completion of a successful tenure review and approval by campus.
Dr. Sarah Commodore's abstract on the effects of vaping was selected as an "exceptional contribution" to the society's Assembly on Pediatrics.
The Department of Health & Wellness Design continues its upward trajectory—as it prepares to welcome several new world-class faculty in the 2022–23 academic year, the department plans to offer "the world's first and only Bachelor of Science in Health & Wellness Design," Dr. Holden says. "This is a sign of the forward motion we all have made in the year since I arrived—and even prior—and a promise of more, exciting things to come.
Vanessa (Martinez) Kercher is one of only 20 professionals selected for the 2022 Linton-Poodry SACNAS Leadership Institute.
Dr. Kevin Maki is a co-author of the first NLA statement in eight years on statin intolerance.
Dr. Marco Ajelli and other researchers in both China and the U.S. issue grim predictions if China abandons Zero-COVID policies.
The School of Public Health-Bloomington is pleased to announce that Omoikhefe "Efe" Oarhe joined us last week as Director of Special Projects and Executive Assistant to the Dean.
Luis Mestre is a Ph.D. student at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington.
The award recognizes "exceptional creativity and excellence in research on ingestive behavior."
Researchers from the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington (IUSPH-B) evaluate caregiver apps in a new study published in JMIR.
Douglas Landsittel, professor and chair of Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington (IUSPH-B)'s Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, is one of only 48 members of the American Statistical Association (ASA) to be named a Fellow of the organization. According to a statement by the ASA, the honor is reserved for ASA members who demonstrate "professional contributions, leadership, and commitment to the field of statistical science."
Dr. Kevin Maki will lead the organization as it educates and advocates for improved clinical management of imbalances that lead to diseases of the heart and other organs, often from extremely high triglycerides.
Dr. Carmen Tekwe, associate professor in the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington (SPH-B), has been awarded an R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) for her project entitled "Measurement error correction approaches to wearable device-based measures of physical activity and self-reported measures of dietary intake in obesity and type 2 diabetes research."
Dr. Kevin Maki is among several authors who challenge the notion of a "mechanistic link" between red meat and type 2 diabetes.
The IU Center of Excellence for Women & Technology honored Hannah Block for her efforts to "nurture development of technical skills in women students, staff, and faculty."
The Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington (SPH-B) recently announced its recipients of the Trustee Teaching Award, presented annually by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs (VPFAA) to faculty members across the IU Bloomington campus "who have had a positive impact on student learning, especially undergraduates." The 2022 honorees are Drs. Jon Agley, Virginia Githiri, Maresa Murray, Patrick Quinn, and Krisha Thiagarajah, all of the Department of Applied Health Science; and Dr. Juha Yoon of the Department of Kinesiology. SPH-B also awarded several school-specific awards to faculty throughout the school.
All LFASC award winners will be recognized during an outdoor event at the Indiana Memorial Union at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 29.
Dr. Keisuke Ejima of the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington (IUSPH-B) Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics is among the 2022 recipients of the United Japanese Researchers Around the World (UJA) Research Paper Award.
Paul Coates, Ph.D., is the 2022 recipient of the David Kritchevsky Career Achievement Award.
Dr. MacDonald Gibson has been named head of the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering.
Assistant Dean of Research Analytics and Professor Jaroslaw Harezlak of the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington (SPH-B) received more than $1.4 million from the National institutes of Health (NIH) for his investigation of mild traumatic brain injury.
Dr. Rotimi is the final and highly anticipated presenter in the school’s 2021–22 Distinguished Colloquium Speaker Series.
"Break the Cycle of Children's Environmental Health Disparities" takes place April 18–19.
"If you fail to plan, you plan to fail." This adage, almost jarring in its simplicity, reminds us that success only follows significant effort. And critical to that effort is thoughtful planning.
Dr. Roderick Paige served as the nation’s education leader from 2001 to 2005.
As we celebrate National Public Health Week, we recognize the Herculean efforts of everyone in the field and in our school over the past couple of years.
The Indiana University Board of Trustees recently approved the appointment of Douglas Landsittel, chair of the IUSPH-B Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, to the James A. Caplin, M.D. Chair in Evidence-Based Public Health. He received the distinction “in recognition of his outstanding collegiality, scholarly acumen, and research leadership, and his devotion to both rigorous evidence-based public health and to studying access to and efficacy and quality of healthcare, including health promotion and disease promotion in underserved populations.”
When we create environments that enhance opportunities for everyone, we all benefit.
Solidarity is not only a feeling; it is also a behavior. So when we say we "stand in solidarity," we affirm that we are willing to act in support of others.
The Indiana University Board of Trustees approved on February 8 the appointment of Dr. Antonio Williams, associate professor in the Indiana School of Public Health-Bloomington (IUSPH-B), to the position of Beinner Family Professor in Sports Marketing and Management.
Updated with link to video remarks, March 25, 2022 Dr. Lloyd J. Kolbe, professor emeritus in the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington (IUSPH-B) Department of Applied Health Science, has received the 2022 Distinguished Fellow Award from the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE).
Dr. Hsien-Chang Lin, associate professor in the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington (IUSPH-B) Department of Applied Health Science, was recently named president-elect of the American Academy of Health Behavior (AAHB). According to AAHB bylaws, Dr. Hsien-Chang will serve in this role for the 2022–23 year before serving one year as president, and an additional year as past-president.
Molly Rosenberg is among five faculty members to receive the 2022 Indiana University Outstanding Junior Faculty Award.
Dean David Allison is the guest on the March 1, 2022 episode of "The Drive." Hosted by Dr. Peter Attia, the podcast series focuses on "maximizing longevity," and boasts more than 40 million episode downloads on such topics as cancer, nutrition, mental health, and cardiovascular disease.
Luis Mestre is a Ph.D. student at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington.
The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health in the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington (SPH-B) is home to several winners of 2022 Society of Toxicology awards.
I hope you will join me in taking time to reflect on our Black colleagues’ many accomplishments and the vast potential in our students of color.
The evening of December 6, 2021, Dr. Anthony Fauci became—on what would have been Ryan's White's 50th birthday—the latest recipient of the Ryan White Distinguished Leadership Award.
Research conducted at the Biostatistics Consulting Center suggests administration of a specific gut bacterium to low birthweight babies could prevent necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC).
McMaster University recently announced a series of lectures by Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington (IUSPH-B) Dean David Allison, whom they have named the Hooker Distinguished Visiting Professor for 2022.
In the short time since its creation, the undergraduate-level Personal Well-Being Minor administered by Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington's (IUSPH-B) Departments of Kinesiology and Applied Health Science has attracted more than 50 students.
"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." We can each do one step to move us along the arc.
The organization's mission includes a commitment to "enhance the health of the research enterprise."
Luke Howard, an accomplished researcher and author with expertise in physical activity and nutrition, joined the faculty of the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington (IUSPH-B) October 1, 2021.
In this role, Tekwe will select reviewers for research papers, coordinate their reviews, and make content and other suggestions to the editors-in-chief.
Receiving the funds for this project is no small achievement, according to department Chair Eric Walsh-Buhi.
She is the school's first faculty member to be promoted to the rank of teaching professor.
In another vital collaboration between Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington (IUSPH-B) faculty and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM), associate professor Patricia Silveyra has been re-appointed to serve on their Board of Higher Education and Workforce (BHEW).
The Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health selected Dr. Catherine Sherwood-Laughlin as its 2022 recipient.
The Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington (IUSPH-B)'s annual Awards Gala will take place online this Thursday. The event, beginning at 5:30 EST, will honor the school's most recent scholarships recipients, Distinguished Teaching and Service award honorees, and the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Awards.
He will stay in the chair position until the end of 2022 or until a new chair is identified, whichever comes first.
The Sport Marketing Association (SMA) presents Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington (IUSPH-B) professor Kevin K. Byon with the 2021 SMA Research Fellow award, the highest distinction it bestows.
The appointment coincides with his second three-year committee term, concluding in January 2024.
Faculty from the Department of Kinesiology suggest tailored recovery strategies could help women with long COVID avoid physical impairment.
Knowledge 4 Life has brought together hundreds of volunteers and community members to prevent HIV and hepatitis through outreach and testing.
IUSPH-B students in the Sport Management and Marketing program support game day operations to gain course credit and real-world experience.
After years of growing focus on nutrition—as well as its relationship to human health— the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington (IUSPH-B) recently received approval from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education to offer a Ph.D. in nutrition.
Expertscape.com ranks several IUSPH-B professionals among the most-cited researchers in their respective fields.
IUSPH-B Dean David Allison will receive the 2021 Friends of Albert (Mickey) Stunkard Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by The Obesity Society in recognition of his lifetime of outstanding contributions to the field of obesity in terms of scholarship, mentorship, and education.
Dr. Priscilla Barnes and three co-leaders receive NIH funds to conduct research on promoting brain health in specific populations.
The Equity and Justice as Public Health Issues Scholarship was awarded to two IUSPH-B students in 2021.
Dr. Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson leads research team in the use of specialized data tools to predict water-based lead exposure in children.
Antonio Williams, PhD, associate professor in the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington (SPH-B), has been selected for the 2023 American Kinesiology Association (AKA) Leadership Institute Fellowship program.
Accomplished child and family health researcher Arthur Owora, Ph.D., has been named a Gallahue Family Professor in Child Development and recently received a prestigious grant to study and reduce bias in medical recordkeeping practices.
Dr. Richard Holden and his University of Virginia collaborator were honored for the development and promotion of patient ergonomics.
Drs. Kim and Chow will integrate existing technologies for a comprehensive set of health data.
David Allison, dean of the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington (IUSPH-B), is among several panelists who will contribute to a discussion of public health challenges in the context of COVID-19.
Daniella Chusyd, Ph.D., an award-winning researcher and postdoctoral fellow in the IUSPH-B Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, has been named assistant professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, with an adjunct appointment in the Department of Health & Wellness Design.
"Courageous Conversations," hosted by Global MindED, will begin at 4 p.m. eastern on September 23.
Four Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington (IUSPH-B) faculty members have been presented with the 2021 Dr. James E. Mumford Excellence in Extraordinary Teaching Award.
The paper describes an approach to integrating the Department of Health & Wellness Design with existing SPH curriculum.
As Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington (IUSPH-B) celebrates its 75th year, it also prepares to welcome Donald Rubin, Ph.D. for a series of once-in-a-lifetime conversations.
The Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington (IUSPH-B) welcomes Adwoa Dadzie to the Dean’s Alliance. Her expertise in human resources brings new perspective to this highly esteemed group of professionals who provide strategic guidance and advice to Dean David Allison.
Three students and three alumni of the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington (IUSPH-B) competed in the postponed 2020 Olympics, held in Tokyo during July and August of 2021.
Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington (IUSPH-B) associate professor Patricia Silveyra is among 22 young professionals named by The National Academies to its 2021–2023 New Voices in Sciences, Engineering and Medicine cohort. Having served as co-chair of New Voices from 2018–2020, Silveyra is the only inaugural member who was selected for inclusion in the group’s second term.
A new academic year is here. A new day is upon us. A new dawn welcomes us. We stand at the precipice of opportunity. Carpe diem!
Drs. William Jang and Kevin Byon won the 2020 Emerald Literati Award for Best Paper.
Helping the Helpers will enable informal caregivers such as family members to better assist loved ones living with dementia.
David B. Allison, dean and distinguished professor at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, has been chosen to co-chair and serve on a newly established Strategic Council for Research Excellence, Integrity, and Trust through the National Academy of Sciences.
The Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington announced that Dr. Anthony Fauci will be this year’s recipient of the Ryan White Distinguished Leadership Award. Established in 2009 by the school’s Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention (RCAP), the award recognizes individuals who are "exemplary bearers of the standard of excellence and commitment needed to combat HIV/AIDS."
Supported by a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency, the researchers will provide free testing kits to households in Washington, North Carolina, Indiana and Minnesota whose drinking water comes from private wells, enabling "citizen scientists" residents to collect and provide water samples for testing.
On June 8, researchers at the Mayo Clinic published findings from a preclinical study suggesting that senolytic drugs had a significant impact on the mortality of older mice infected with a SARS-CoV-2-related mouse β-coronavirus, essentially a mouse version of the virus causing COVID-19 in people. Among the authors from Indiana University of Public Health-Bloomington were Dean David Allison and Assistant Research Scientist Dr. Keisuke Ejima. The authors’ findings assert that future research on the drugs, which eliminate non-functioning (senescent) cells, could show benefits in humans.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has awarded a $65,768 Lake Michigan Coastal Grant to the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington for continued research on the Muskegon, Indiana's first shipwreck listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
On May 27, the journal JAMA Cardiology published "Prevalence of Clinical and Subclinical Myocarditis in Competitive Athletes With Recent SARS-CoV-2 Infection: Results From the Big Ten COVID-19 Cardiac Registry," authored in part by Assistant Professor Ana Bento and doctoral student Joel Greenshields from Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington.
Javier Rojo, PhD, has been appointed Professor and Dean's Eminent Scholar in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington. Dr. Rojo was previously Korvis Professor of Statistics and Director of Research for Undergraduates Summer Institute of Statistics at Oregon State University in Corvallis.
Four researchers at Indiana University have been named among 50 Distinguished Sexual and Gender Health Revolutionaries by the Program in Human Sexuality at University of Minnesota. Justin Garcia, executive director of the Kinsey Institute; Debby Herbenick, director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion; William Yarber, Provost Professor in the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, and Justin Lehmiller, research fellow at the Kinsey Institute were honored with the award during the program's 50th anniversary virtual gala on May 20.
Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington PhD Student Manyan Huang Elected Secretary of the American Statistical Association’s Section of Statistical Programming and Analysts
Carrie Docherty, PhD, professor and executive associate dean of the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington (SPH-B) has been elected fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology (NAK). The NAK was founded in 1926 to "encourage and promote the study and educational applications of the art and science of human movement and physical activity."
Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington Dean David B. Allison recently announced that Dr. Michelle Cardel will join the Dean's Alliance. Developed in 2005, the Dean's Alliance is a strategic planning board which helps the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington to navigate challenges and leverage new opportunities.
Indiana University's School of Public Health-Bloomington recently announced its 2020 Trustee Teaching Awards recipients. The award honors faculty members who have made positive contributions in teaching, mentoring, and pedagogy during the 2020 calendar year. The winners for 2020 include Applied Health Science Clinical Associate Professor Deb Getz, Applied Health Science Assistant Professor Alison Greene, Applied Health Science Lecturer Melissa Greives, and Health & Wellness Design Clinical Assistant Professor Julie Knapp.
Recordings from the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington 2020–2021 Distinguished Colloquium Speaker Series are now available online. The series events, which are free and open to the public, have been held virtually over the past year.
The Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington (IUSPH-B) has risen in the U.S. News & World Report rankings to 41 out of 188 top public health schools and programs. According to the U.S News & World Report website, "Each school's and program's score reflects its average rating on a scale from 1 (marginal) to 5 (outstanding), based on a survey of academics at peer institutions."
Quarry cliff diving, a nearby state park and multitudes of local breweries make the forested town of Bloomington a definite frontrunner—and Indiana University students agree. Catch them cooling off with a post-lecture dip in Lake Monroe or tossing back pints at Kilroy's, one of the most popular bars in the country.
Dr. Maresa Murray has been selected as one of five inaugural recipients of the Indiana University Inclusive Excellence Award by her peers on the Bloomington Faculty Council. Dr. Murray is assistant dean of Diversity, Inclusion, and Organizational Climate and clinical associate professor in the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington (IUSPH-B).
Dr. Priscilla A. Barnes, associate professor in Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington's Department of Applied Health Science, has been awarded a $1 million Health Resources and Services Association (HRSA) grant to bring health care services to Daviess County, Indiana. The project's priority populations are residents living with an active addiction and individuals living in long-term recovery.
Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington Dean David B. Allison, an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, has been appointed to a new ad hoc committee convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) to develop methods for assessing misinformation about biological threats. According to NASEM, the goal of the committee is "to evaluate options for long-term engagement of scientists internationally to identify and address claims about biological threats that emerge or are perpetuated by the spread or dissemination of inaccurate and misleading information (intentionally or unintentionally)."
The Carnegie Mellon Civil and Environmental Engineering Awards Committee has selected Dr. Kan Shao to receive the 2021 CEE Recent Alumna/us Achievement Award. This award recognizes Civil and Environmental Engineering alumni who have accomplished noteworthy work within ten years of receiving their highest degree from the CEE Department.
On Friday, April 16, the Indiana University Board of Trustees elected Dr. Pamela S. Whitten 19th president of Indiana University. Dr. Whitten, who has been president of Kennesaw State University in Georgia since 2018, will succeed outgoing president Dr. Michael McRobbie on July 1. Dr. Whitten is the first woman to serve as president of Indiana University. The School of Public Health-Bloomington will be her home school.
Dr. Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson has received the 2020 Outstanding Paper Award from the Water Environment Federation for "Protecting wastewater workers from disease risks: Personal protective equipment guidelines," along with co-authors Dr. Mark W. LeChevallier and Dr. Theodore J. Mansfield. Dr. MacDonald Gibson is a professor and chair of the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington Department of Environmental and Occupational Health.
Paul Levy won the 2021 Latino Faculty and Staff Graduate Student Award for his efforts in contributing to a positive campus environment, demonstrating exemplary academic and professional work, and participating in service, mentoring, and promoting diversity initiatives that enhance and support Latinos on campus.
Lilian Golzarri-Arroyo is a Biostatistician at the Biostatistics Consulting Center in the School of Public Health at Indiana University–Bloomington.
Associate Professor Dr. Priscilla Barnes in the Department of Applied Health Science is the proud recipient of the 2021 Thomas Ehrlich Award for Excellence in Service Learning as well as a 2021 Fulbright US Scholar Award (Iceland).
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) recently honored one of its assistant professors with the Ronald L. and David B. Allison Endowed Scholar Award. Dr. Drew Sayer was selected to receive the inaugural scholarship which is named after Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington Dean David B. Allison and his father, Ronald L. Allison.
A recent study from an international research group including Indiana University found that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is very different, biologically and clinically, from other coronaviruses. That difference may be associated with the difficulty in controlling disease spread and disease burden.
In light of the recent violence directed toward members of the Asian American community, the School of Public Health-Bloomington echoes the words of Dr. James Wimbush, Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (OVPDEMA).
The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) has selected Indiana University Professor Emeritus James S. Skinner to be a Fulbright Specialist through 2025. Dr. Skinner served as a professor in the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington Department of Kinesiology from 1996 to 2006.
The Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) Coordination Center at the University of Pittsburgh recently awarded funding to a pair of researchers from Indiana University's School of Public Health-Bloomington.
The University School of Public Health-Bloomington's top advisory board, the Dean's Alliance, welcomes its newest member, Kimberly A. Reed. Ms. Reed is the eighth new member of the alliance in recent months, joining such high-profile leaders as Kansas Governor and School alumna Laura Kelly; Pierre Theodore, physician and Vice President, Medical Affairs, Global Public Health, for Johnson & Johnson; and Arne Astrup, physician, eminent scientist, and Program Director at Novo Nordisk Foundation.
The Indiana University Bloomington Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research have named Keisuke Kawata, PhD, ATC, Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health-Bloomington's Department of Kinesiology, recipient of the Outstanding Junior Faculty Award. This prestigious campus-level award recognizes the most promising tenure-track faculty.
Stewards of Indiana University's Racial Justice Research Fund recently named IU School of Public Health-Bloomington faculty members Priscilla Barnes, Angela Chow, Debra Herbenick, and Karo Omodior recipients of Racial Justice Research Fund Awards. The fund was established last year to support research that will help to better equip individuals, institutions, and communities to advance racial justice and equity. It is jointly supported by the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs.
Douglas Landsittel, PhD, has been appointed Chair of the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Dr. Landsittel comes to the School of Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh.
Boone County is one of three in Indiana implementing an opioid rapid response team to intervene in an overdose incident. As part of a new program through the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, citizens will be trained to give Narcan nasal spray to overdose victims.
The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) has recognized the Master of Science in Applied Health Science, Safety Management at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington as a Qualified Academic Program. Students who complete the program are eligible to apply for the Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) designation, a BSCP-approved credential that allows students to apply to be a Certified Safety Professional (CSP).
A project by Indiana University and partner universities will determine how socioeconomic exposures in mid-to-later-life affect memory decline and Alzheimer's disease and related dementia risk. The project is funded through a $2 million National Institutes of Health grant.
The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) recently selected Dr. Nana Gletsu-Miller of Indiana University's School of Public Health-Bloomington to chair its Obesity Research Interest Section (RIS). An associate professor of Nutrition Science, Gletsu-Miller primarily focuses on nutritional interventions targeting obesity-related disease; nutrition after bariatric surgery; nutrient bioavailability; and prevention of type 2 diabetes in adolescents.
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium helps Dr. Daniella Chusyd, postdoctoral fellow at Indiana University Bloomington, develop elephant facial recognition.
Indiana University's School of Public Health-Bloomington recently named seven new members to the Dean's advisory board, the Dean's Alliance. Established in 2005, the Dean's Alliance, provides guidance on strategic planning and support for the School of Public Health.
A new longitudinal field study by Dr. Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson, Chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, and Riley Mulhern, a doctoral student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, sought to find a solution to the problem of lead in well water in rural communities. The results were published in the journal Water.
The Hispanic Organization of Toxicologists (HOT), a special interest group operating within the Society of Toxicology, recently named Luma Melo the recipient of the 2021 HOT Pre-Doctoral Travel Award. Melo is a current PhD candidate in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, a department within Indiana University's School of Public Health – Bloomington. She also serves as acting laboratory manager in the Klaunig Lab at IU.
Current SPH-B MPH student Alondra Galvan recognizes Mr. Rory James, Director, Office of Student Diversity & Inclusion, for his efforts in promoting equity and inclusion.
Dr. Richard J. Holden will join Indiana University's School of Public Health-Bloomington as Chair of the Department of Health & Wellness Design beginning in July. "Health by design is something I have pursued for nearly 20 years, so it's a dream come true to join a department of like-minded, passionate people," he says.
Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington postdoctoral fellow Dr. Daniella Chusyd initially set out to study obesity in Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) in zoos to determine whether their weight correlated with health concerns, including low birth rates. What she and her colleagues learned was that the elephants carry only small amounts of fat – less fat (as a proportion of total body mass) than the average human. Until this study, which appears in the Journal of Experimental Biology this month, no one had measured fat in zoo elephants.
In our darkest of hours, I am yet inspired. There are beacons of light all around me. As others seek to foment insurrection, violence, hatred, fear, irrationality, intimidation, panic, ignorance, and ugliness, you show that there is another path.
The International Society of Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology recently honored Dr. James E. Klaunig, a professor with Indiana University's School of Public Health-Bloomington, with the International Achievement Award for 2020. The group presents the award annually to "an outstanding individual in recognition of their contributions and achievements in the resolution of public environmental concerns." The International Society of Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology also publishes the journal, Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology.
A $2.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help researchers at Indiana University determine whether, and to what extent, repetitive subconcussive head impacts — impacts that do not trigger clinically detectable signs and symptoms of concussion — negatively affect brain health in adolescents.
Rural communities working to protect local children now have resources from Indiana University to fight sexual exploitation and human trafficking. The Community Engagement to End Child Sexual Exploitation initiative connects IU faculty with state and local officials to address sex crimes against children.
"Every adult should throw out the idea that if you're not doing the most grueling, sweat-drenching workout for more than an hour it doesn't count," said Kercher. "Instead, start by taking any and every opportunity to move, in any way possible at whatever speed, for any amount of time."
The National Academy of Kinesiology (NAK) has ranked Indiana University's School of Public Health-Bloomington's Department of Kinesiology 11th in the nation. In the NAK's last ranking, five years ago, the department was 16th. Rankings are based on analysis of five years of data, including program faculty (productivity, funding, and visibility) and students (admissions, support, publications, and employment).
IU Bloomington researchers seeking to answer key questions about SARS-CoV-2, which may have implications for effective, durable vaccine
The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) Board of Councilors has voted to extend accreditation to the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington for a seven-year term. CEPH is an independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit schools and programs in public health.
On November 24, the journal Science published "Transmission heterogeneities, kinetics, and controllability of SARS-CoV-2," authored in part by Associate Professor Marco Ajelli and Post Doctoral Fellow Maria Litvinova from Indiana University's School of Public Health-Bloomington.
An assistant professor with Indiana University's School of Public Health-Bloomington recently received a $30,000 award for a pilot study of the effects of e-cigarette use on lung function. Dr. Sarah Commodore, of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, will serve as principal investigator on the "Vaping and the Adolescent Lung" (VALu) pilot over the course of one year.
As Indiana University concludes its final planned week of in-person instruction for the fall semester, IU researchers have analyzed data from the university’s semester-long COVID-19 testing program and found that infection risk was not higher among students attending more in-person courses.
The estate of Indiana University Alumnus James A. Caplin recently provided Indiana University’s School of Public Health-Bloomington with a $2 million gift for the establishment of the James A. Caplin, M.D. Chair in Evidence-Based Public Health. The gift will advance rigorous, scientific study of both access to healthcare as well as the efficacy and quality of healthcare—particularly for the underserved. What's more, preference is to be directed to rural-related research.
Brian Forist, Lecturer with Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington in the Department of Health & Wellness Design is the recipient of the 2020 NAI Award of Distinction from the National Association for Interpretation (NAI).
Indiana University's School of Public Health-Bloomington added Associate Professor Marco Ajelli to its Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics on October 1, 2020. Ajelli previously served as a senior research scientist at the Bruno Kessler Foundation's Center for Information and Communication Technology in Trento, Italy.
The American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), has received a renewal award for up to $2 million over five years from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to continue its role as the Nathan Shock Centers for Excellence in the Biology of Aging Coordinating Center (NSCs).
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently indicated it will fund a new study led by Dr. Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson of Indiana University's School of Public Health-Bloomington. MacDonald Gibson, who chairs the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, will serve as principal investigator for "Targeting Homes with High Lead Exposure Risks by Leveraging Big Data and Advanced Machine-Learning Algorithms."
Biostatistics experts from a variety of industries are helping faculty and administrators from Indiana University's School of Public Health-Bloomington to shape two new advanced degree programs.
Dr. Hank Green and colleagues pursue first nationally representative study of adult social networks and substance use.
Antonio Williams, Ph.D., associate professor and associate department chair at Indiana University School of Public Health, has joined the American Council on Exercise (ACE) as members of its board of directors effective October 9, 2020.
The American Statistical Association's San Antonio Chapter recently distinguished Indiana University-Bloomington's School of Public Health Dean David B. Allison with the 2020 Don Owen Award. The award was presented at the 2020 Conference of Texas Statisticians, held virtually from September 18-19 and hosted by Texas A&M University.
A new grant will help IU researchers expand their work to recruit and train citizen responders for opiod overdose events.
Via an online event held on Friday, August 14, 2020, Indiana University awarded IU Alumnus Jamie Hyneman the Bicentennial Medal. Dean David B. Allison of IU's School of Public Health-Bloomington nominated Hyneman and presented the award which is intended to honor distinguished and distinctive service.
The coronavirus pandemic hasn't just transformed how students take classes or engage in campus life; it's also fundamentally affected how some students regard their chosen fields of study, solidifying a commitment to careers in public health and health care.
The Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) will fund a new study conducted by Indiana University-Bloomington's School of Public Health researchers Drs. Alyce Fly, Ming Li, and Katharine Watson. The researchers aim to characterize the impact of pet ownership on the adult gut microbiota, which has been shown to influence the role of cardiovascular disease (CVD) development. Fly, Li, and Watson hypothesize that differences in the gut microbiota of cat and dog owners relative to non-owners are associated with reduced CVD risk.
It was a cool, clear day in Bloomington on August 25, 2019 when National Public Radio aired a short piece about "dude walls" at different academic institutions. "It inspired some real introspection," IU School of Public Health Dean David Allison recalls.
December 31, 2020 will mark the culmination of Dr. David Skirvin's long and successful career at Indiana University-Bloomington's School of Public Health. Skirvin began work as Assistant to the Dean (then Dean Dr. Tony Mobley) in 1986 following his completion of undergraduate and master’s degrees from Indiana University.
Associate Professors Jon Agley and Priscilla Barnes of Indiana University's School of Public Health-Bloomington were recently awarded a $1.2 million grant from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA). They join a growing list of School of Public Health researchers who have netted grants in 2020 for projects designed to improve the health of people living in rural areas.
Dr. Alison Greene, an assistant professor at the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, has been selected to receive a three-year, $1 million HRSA (Health Resources & Services Administration) grant for SUD/OUD (substance use disorder/opioid use disorder) prevention, treatment, and recovery activities in rural Fayette County, Indiana.
Dr. Ana Bento, assistant professor of epidemiology and biostats at the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, is helping to steer national strategies and policies on school's decisions to close and reopen due to COVID-19 as a member of new advisory group through the World Health Organization.
Young adults and adolescents who are prescribed opioids for the first time may be at a slightly greater risk of developing a substance-related problem later in life, according to a new study co-authored by Indiana University researchers. However, the risk may not be as high as previously thought.
Dream Tech LLC helps commercial, regulatory clients evaluate chemical toxicity A two-year, $2 million Small Business Technology Transfer Phase II grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences will allow startup Dream Tech LLC to better help companies, regulatory agencies, and nongovernmental and nonprofit organizations evaluate chemical toxicity.
Two recent research papers authored by Dr. Kevin Maki and his colleagues are being featured in numerous prestigious publications.