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Jiann-Ping Hsu College Of Public Health Magazine, Georgia Southern University Jan 2023

Jiann-Ping Hsu College Of Public Health Magazine, Georgia Southern University

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Magazine

  • Message from the Dean: Stuart H. Tedders, PhD
  • Remembering Dr. Evans Afriyie-Gyawu
  • Exploring Research Focus Areas
  • Alumni Feature: Overcoming Hurdles
  • Research Feature: It's a weighted issue.
  • Research Feature: The effectiveness of lactation cookies
  • Period Equity Movement Earns National Recognition
  • Leaving Her Mark
  • Georgia on Our Mind
  • Center for Addiction Recovery: Transforming Lives through Comprehensive Support
  • Center for Public Health Practice and Research: The LEAD Academy: A Hospital Leadership Training Program
  • Office of Practice and Research: Continued Engagement in Practice and Research
  • Office of Teaching and Learning
  • Office of Health Equity and Community: Engagement Continued Engagement in Practice and Research
  • Awards, …


College Of Public Heath News, Georgia Southern University Aug 2022

College Of Public Heath News, Georgia Southern University

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health News (2011-2023)

  • Georgia Southern offers new online bachelor's and master's degrees in public health


College Of Health Professions News, Georgia Southern University Jan 2022

College Of Health Professions News, Georgia Southern University

Waters College of Health Professions News (2018-2023)

  • Georgia Southern establishes Center for Rehabilitation and Independent Living


Jiann-Ping Hsu College Of Public Health Magazine, Georgia Southern University Jan 2022

Jiann-Ping Hsu College Of Public Health Magazine, Georgia Southern University

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Magazine

  • Message from the Dean: Stuart H. Tedders, PhD
  • One-On-One: Marshall in Conversation with Aslan
  • Alumni Feature: Improving the Body Art Industry
  • Truth is Better than Fiction
  • An Invisible Danger
  • New Development Council
  • The Period Equity Movement
  • Averitt Award Winner and Together United
  • Our Students Around the World
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Center for Addiction Recovery Making an impact: Scholarship recipient named
  • Karl E. Peace Center for Biostatistics and Survey Research Working together: Biostatistics collaborations
  • Center for Public Health Practice and Research Improving Health Outcomes
  • Faculty and Students
  • Office of Practice and Research
  • College
  • Photos


Health And Kinesiology News, Georgia Southern University Nov 2021

Health And Kinesiology News, Georgia Southern University

Health and Kinesiology, Department of - News (2015-2023)

  • Sport management students participate in Case Study Bowl in Las Vegas


Rehabilitation Sciences News, Georgia Southern University Oct 2021

Rehabilitation Sciences News, Georgia Southern University

Rehabilitation Sciences, Department of - News (2018-2023)

  • RiteCare Center Awarded 2021 SPEAK OUT! & LOUD Crowd Grant


Health And Kinesiology News, Georgia Southern University Oct 2021

Health And Kinesiology News, Georgia Southern University

Health and Kinesiology, Department of - News (2015-2023)

  • Mind, Body and Fitness Program


Epid 8230 – Observational Study Design And Analysis, Kelly L. Sullivan Oct 2021

Epid 8230 – Observational Study Design And Analysis, Kelly L. Sullivan

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course will focus on the design and conduct of observational research designs including cohort, case-control and cross-sectional approaches. This course will provide instruction related to issues specific to observational research approaches. Students will develop and present detailed study plans for each research approach.


Pubh 3330: Modifying Health Behaviors, Kristina Harbaugh Oct 2021

Pubh 3330: Modifying Health Behaviors, Kristina Harbaugh

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course is intended to introduce students to the learning and behavioral science theories that provide a framework for the practice of health education and promotion. Application of the theories to planning and implementing health promotion and education programs for individuals, groups, families, and communities will be emphasized. This course also introduces the students to various approaches to describing, explaining, and predicting health behaviors that have or are perceived to have significant effects on human health.


Chbe 9335 A – Global Health And Preparedness, Andrew Hansen Oct 2021

Chbe 9335 A – Global Health And Preparedness, Andrew Hansen

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course will focus on global public health and preparedness for domestic and global emergencies. Students will explore patterns of health and disease around the world, and compare them to public health issues in the United States. An ecological framework will be employed to illustrate the complex political, social, economic, and environmental determinants of global health inequity. Concepts from the social sciences, epidemiology, health systems, and policymaking will be incorporated. The course will emphasize issues related to humanitarian emergencies and natural disasters both globally and domestically, and the need to build public health infrastructure and preparedness to mitigate them.


Pubh 6541 - Biostatistics, Haresh Rochani Dr. Oct 2021

Pubh 6541 - Biostatistics, Haresh Rochani Dr.

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course examines statistics in public health and related sciences, including sampling, probability, basic discrete and continuous distributions, descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, categorical data analysis, regression, and correlation. Emphasis will be on the development of critical thinking skills and health data analysis applications with computer software.


Pubh 4133: Health Promotion Program Planning Ii, Jamie S. Cromley Oct 2021

Pubh 4133: Health Promotion Program Planning Ii, Jamie S. Cromley

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

Introduces students to additional theory and application of community-based program planning and evaluation. The second of a two-course sequence, the focus will be on program implementation, evaluation, and reporting of the health promotion plan developed during the prior semester. Students will gain first-hand experience in conducting an evaluation of community health education program.


Pubh 7090 - Foundations Of Maternal And Child Health, Joanne Chopak-Foss Oct 2021

Pubh 7090 - Foundations Of Maternal And Child Health, Joanne Chopak-Foss

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course will discuss and examine the history and organization of MCH related services in the U.S. and explore the changing paradigm in the field with a focus on the life course perspective, health equity, and social determinants of health. This will be accomplished through a review of current issues central to maternal and child health, discussions of the organization and financing of MCH health services, reviewing existing data sources and scientific knowledge and their use to improve maternal and child health, analyzing the ways in which the political context in the U.S. and internationally affects the health and well-being …


Pubh 6535 - Social And Behavioral Science In Public Health, Joanne Chopak-Foss Oct 2021

Pubh 6535 - Social And Behavioral Science In Public Health, Joanne Chopak-Foss

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course is designed to familiarize students with the history and current applications of social and behavioral sciences as they are applied to public health practice and research. It explores social and behavioral science theories, models, and approaches that inform public health, and their philosophical roots. The course also examines social and behavioral determinants of health equity across the ecological spectrum. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking skills to help students synthesize and utilize information in research and practice. An important contribution of this course is the emphasis on recognizing the contributions of social and behavioral science research and practice …


Envh 7234 – Environmental Toxicology, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu Oct 2021

Envh 7234 – Environmental Toxicology, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course introduces students to concepts associated with the lethal and sub-lethal effects of environmental and occupational stressors on humans and other living organisms.


Pubh 7132 – Scientific Basis Of Public Health, Haresh Rochani Dr. Oct 2021

Pubh 7132 – Scientific Basis Of Public Health, Haresh Rochani Dr.

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course explores the scientific basis of 21st century disease processes including a survey of the origins, natural history, factors influencing individual and community risk. Clinical symptoms of diseases impacting humans, both acute and chronic, as well as epidemiologic trends will be also be discussed. Students will obtain an understanding of scientific mechanisms associated with the disease processes with particular focus on using this information in health-related professions and public health decision-making. As such, emphasis will be placed on the understanding and application of proposing community-based solutions designed to break the cycle of disease.


Pubh 4330 - Promotional Strategies For Health Programs, James Thomas Oct 2021

Pubh 4330 - Promotional Strategies For Health Programs, James Thomas

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course explores the application of social marketing and communication theory to the development of strategies to enhance health education and promotion programs.


Epid 7135 – Epidemiology Of Infectious Disease, Isaac Fung Oct 2021

Epid 7135 – Epidemiology Of Infectious Disease, Isaac Fung

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the principles and practices of infectious diseases epidemiology with focus on how the presence and control of communicable diseases affects public health locally, nationally and internationally. Topics to be covered include: 1) general principles of infectious diseases epidemiology, including outbreak investigation, surveillance, analysis of infectious diseases data, and laboratory testing of specimens; 2) major modes of infectious disease transmission, including airborne, food and water, zoonotic, insect vector, blood, and sexual transmission; 3) different control strategies for infectious diseases, including infection control, antimicrobial management, immunization, risk factor modification, and screening; …


Pubh 6535 - Social And Behavioral Sciences And Public Health, Stacy W. Smallwood Oct 2021

Pubh 6535 - Social And Behavioral Sciences And Public Health, Stacy W. Smallwood

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course is designed to familiarize students with the history and current applications of social and behavioral sciences as they are applied to public health practice and research. It explores social and behavioral science models, theories, and approaches that inform public health, and their philosophical roots. The course also examines social and behavioral determinants of health equity across the ecological spectrum. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking skills to help students synthesize and utilize information in research and practice. An important contribution of this course is the emphasis on recognizing the contributions of social and behavioral science research and practice …


Phld 9231 – Health Informatics & Decision Making, Gulzar H. Shah Oct 2021

Phld 9231 – Health Informatics & Decision Making, Gulzar H. Shah

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course focuses on the fundamental concepts of managing information as an asset in public health and healthcare delivery contexts. Emphasis will be placed on converting data into information and converting information into decision support models.


Pubh 6533 - Epidemiology, Logan Cowan Oct 2021

Pubh 6533 - Epidemiology, Logan Cowan

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course provides an introduction to many important topics in epidemiology for public health practice, including but not limited to the evolution of the discipline, causal concepts in the natural history of disease, critical features of infectious and chronic diseases, elements of public health screening, basic measures used in epidemiology, design of epidemiologic investigations, consideration of random error and systematic bias, calculation and interpretation of confidence intervals and p values, discussion of confounding and interaction, criteria for evaluation of cause and effect relationships and the implications for ethical public health practice. Students are expected to gain a foundation in epidemiologic …


Pubh 3431 - Introduction To Global Health, Kristina Harbaugh Oct 2021

Pubh 3431 - Introduction To Global Health, Kristina Harbaugh

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course introduces you to a comprehensive and growing field of global health. The course will introduce students to the essentials of global health in well-structured, clear and easy to understand ways. This is a survey course that will focus broadly on five questions: What do people get sick, disabled and die from; why do they suffer from these conditions? Which people are most affected? Why should we care about such concerns? What can be done to address key health issues, hopefully at least cost, as fast as possible, and in sustainable ways? The course will be global in coverage …


Pubh 7090 03f: Quality Improvement In Healthcare & Pubilc Health, Linda Kimsey Oct 2021

Pubh 7090 03f: Quality Improvement In Healthcare & Pubilc Health, Linda Kimsey

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course is an overview of the application of quality improvement (QI) in healthcare and public health settings. In both healthcare and public health, creating and maintaining a culture of continuous improvement is an essential component of an organization’s performance and is vital to achieving the Institute of Healthcare Improvement’s Triple Aim principles. After covering the history and theory of QI, this course introduces Lean, Six Sigma, and PDSA frameworks as well as the tools and techniques associated with the components of each. Practical application of tools will be emphasized using an A3 problem solving template with a case study …


Pubh 3136 – Principles Of Environmental Health, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu Oct 2021

Pubh 3136 – Principles Of Environmental Health, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course examines health issues, scientific understanding of causes, and possible future approaches to control the major environmental health problems in industrialized and developing countries. Topics include how the body reacts to environmental pollutants; physical, chemical, and biological agents of environmental contamination; vectors for dissemination (air, water, soil); solid and hazardous waste; susceptible populations; biomarkers and risk analysis; the scientific basis for policy decisions; and emerging global environmental health problems.


Chbe 9130-A: Research Methods In Community And Behavioral Health, Joseph Telfair Oct 2021

Chbe 9130-A: Research Methods In Community And Behavioral Health, Joseph Telfair

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

General Course Description: This course introduces students to research methods in health science. Development and presentation of practicum and research proposals will be the focus of the course. Additional emphasis will be placed on writing skills that will contribute to research projects and grant applications.


Cohe 7232 A – Health Promotion Planning And Evaluation, Andrew Hansen Oct 2021

Cohe 7232 A – Health Promotion Planning And Evaluation, Andrew Hansen

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

Introduces the student to the theory and application of planning and evaluation principles. Planning and evaluation skills will be developed that can be utilized in a variety of health-related settings. Familiarizes students with theories and models from the social and behavioral sciences and health education used in behavior change interventions. Emphasizes the planning and implementing of community health interventions at multiple ecological levels.


Pubh 5111 - Lgbtq+ Issues In Public Health, Katie M. Mercer Oct 2021

Pubh 5111 - Lgbtq+ Issues In Public Health, Katie M. Mercer

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course introduces students to public health issues surrounding LGBTQ+ populations. The course is divided into topic areas that will allow students to become familiar with the terminology, history, health disparities, health inequities, special health needs, and barriers for this population in receiving health care services. The course will also touch on the public health implications that result from the care or lack thereof of these populations. This course will cover topics relating to health services research and public health aspects of LGBTQ+ populations rather than clinical medicine topics.


Pubh 3231 – Epidemiology And Biostatistics, Ruth E. Whitworth Oct 2021

Pubh 3231 – Epidemiology And Biostatistics, Ruth E. Whitworth

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course introduces the student to the principles and practice of epidemiology and biostatistics. Students will be exposed to the historical development of epidemiology, concepts of causality, definitions of health and disease, and sources of community health data. Current principles and practices in the cause, prevention and control of diseases in various community settings will be emphasized.


Pubh 2131 - Introduction To Community And Public Health, Randall Ford Dr. Oct 2021

Pubh 2131 - Introduction To Community And Public Health, Randall Ford Dr.

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

Introduces the student to the core functions of public health with an emphasis on community health programs and current trends of population health. Exposes the student to the role of community health practice in maximizing the health status of all populations. Course will include an overview of the organizational structure of federal, state, and local health-related agencies and examine the interrelationship of political, social, cultural and economic dimensions of community based population health activities.


Pubh 6534: Health Policy And Management, Bettye Apenteng Oct 2021

Pubh 6534: Health Policy And Management, Bettye Apenteng

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

The course provides a comprehensive introduction and overview to public health management and administration. The course context is based on managerial decision making and the practical knowledge, tools, processes, and strategies required by organizational management. This course overviews the basics of administration, including public health law, human resources management, budgeting and financing, health information management, performance measurement and improvement, ethics, leadership, communication, media relations, and legislative relations in public health; introduced as processes are strategic planning, program development, and evaluation, budget preparation, and constituency building for collaboration. Emerging areas of public health policy and management are also discussed as contexts …