Spotlights

April 28, 2017

My name is Onyeka Okeke, and I am from Marietta, Georgia. I graduate in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion and Behavior.

I chose to obtain my degree in public health because it brought together my passions for public service, healthcare, and science. From a young age, I knew I wanted to have an impact on the healthcare field and found public health to be a fulfilling way of doing so. I also admired the fact that,...

April 5, 2017
Rashant Matos

Rashant Matos participated in the Forsyth County Point of Distribution (POD) during the recent Statewide Vigilant Guard exercise as a part of her internship at North Health District 2. Forsyth County opened a POD at the Cumming Aquatic Center to exercise their response to a severe weather event. In a real-world situation and for this exercise, food, water, meals, ice, shelter, and tarps were provided to citizens of the community. This...

March 15, 2017
Jennifer Gay, Health Promotion & Behavior Faculty Member

Focus on Faculty - Jennifer Gay

Where did you earn degrees and what are your current responsibilities at UGA?

I earned my Ph.D. in health promotion, education, and behavior from the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health, my Master of Science in sport and leisure services from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and my Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of South...

December 19, 2016

As a young alumna new to Texas, Shannon Hanby connected with the local Austin alumni chapter and was pleased to find a little bit of Athens in Austin. Today, Shannon is president of the Austin Chapter.

When did you graduate from UGA and what are you up to now?
I graduated from undergrad in 2010 and grad school in 2012. I now work at the University of...

December 6, 2016

Congratulations to DrPH alum Dr. Jamila M. Porter for winning the 2016 APHA/ICHES Best Paper Award! The ICEHS determined that Dr. Porter's paper "Effects of a State Complete Streets Law on Pedestrian Fatalities in Florida: A Multi-Method Policy Process and Outcomes Evaluation" made an excellent contribution to the field of injury control and emergency prevention. Great job Dr. Porter!

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