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Dr. Helen Swede is guest editing a special issue of the journal Nutrients

Nutrients is a peer-reviewed, open access journal of human nutrition published semimonthly online by MDPI. Dr. Helen Swede is a guest editor for the special issue "Vitamins and Micronutrients in Cancer".

PHS congratulates Dr. Maria Restrepo-Ruiz

Maria (Mayte) Restrepo-Ruiz, PhD, is now an assistant professor, having received her PhD in our department in 2021 for her study titled, “Armed Conflict, Intimate Partner Violence and Women’s Mental Health: An Explanatory Mixed-Methods Study.” She will continue her work with the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood as well as teach a course on Global Health in the Program in Applied Public Health Sciences.

PHS Welcomes Dr. Youngji Jo

Youngji Jo, PhD, joins us as an assistant professor from the Boston University Clinical HIV/AIDS Research Training Program, Boston Medical Center. She has studied infectious diseases such as TB and HIV in the US and internationally, using statistical modeling to assess cost effectiveness of interventions and inform policy decisions.

PHS Welcomes Dr. Wenqi Gan

Wenqi Gan, MD, PhD will join as an associate professor, coming to us from the Data and Analytic Services, BC Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver, BC, Canada where he has been a lead statistician. He has applied his skills to a wide range of epidemiological data and will serve as a biostatistics resource for the medical school with an office up the hill, but his appointment is in our department. He will have 30% of his time available to pursue research of his own initiative.

PHS Welcomes Dr. Brian Reichow

Dr. Reichow’s current research interests include the translation of research to practice, the use of systematic review methods and meta-analytic methods to identify evidence-based practices, and applied research involving young children with or at risk of developing disabilities and their families. 

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PHS Welcomes Dr. Ellis Dillon

Dr. Dillon is an Assistant Professor in the Center on Aging with a faculty appointment in the Department of Public Health Services. She is a sociologist and health services researcher who works closely with the Center on Aging team focused on evaluation of innovations in Connecticut Department of Social Services policy and programs for older adults and people with disabilities. She uses mixed methods and qualitative research to evaluate how to improve serious illness care and experience for patients and families, especially in the areas of hospice and palliative care, psychosocial care, and shared decision making. Her research also commonly focuses on access to and delivery of mental health care and the psychosocial well-being of patients, families, clinicians and other healthcare workers.

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2022 MPH Poster Session and Awards Ceremony

Read the article by Lauren Woods on UConn Today.

PHS faculty member Dr. Stacey Brown honored at The 100 Women of Color Gala & Awards

Stacey Brown, Ph.D. Associate Professor
Dr. Stacey Brown will be honored for her powerful impact on the community at The 100 Women of Color Gala & Awards. From the event coordinators:

On, Friday, June 24, 2022, June Archer & Eleven28 Entertainment will celebrate the power of family, friends and community, as we honor the past, the present and the future. The 100 Women of Color Gala & Awards will recognize the contributions that these women of color in business, education, entrepreneurship, entertainment, government, public service and the impact they have made on the lives of people throughout the State of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts communities.

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UConn Women Celebrated as The 100 Women of Color

Poster Printing Services at PHS

Poster season is upon us and PHS has a full service print shop onsite at 195 Farmington Ave. We can print full color posters up to 60" for students, faculty, residents and fellows at The Graduate School. Please see our submittal form and instructions here:

Public Health Sciences Poster Request

PHS Welcomes Dr. Bing Lu, MD, DrPH


Dr. Lu is a new professor with tenure who was recruited from the Department of Medicine of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School where he served as the director of biostatistics for the Section of Clinical Sciences, and an associate professor of medicine at Harvard. He also previously worked at Brown University. His research expertise is design and analysis of clinical trials and observational studies, epidemiology and outcomes research in chronic diseases including rheumatic diseases, osteoarthritis, and cardiovascular diseases. He brings with him two active NIH RO1 grants.

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50 Years of Growth

The Department of Public Health Sciences Celebrates 50 Years of Growth

Read the full article in UConn Today

PHS Welcomes Dr. Misti Levy Zamora

Misti Zamora

Dr. Levy Zamora received her Ph.D. degree from Texas A&M University in Atmospheric Chemistry and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Environmental Health and Engineering. She has a broad background in laboratory, indoor, and ambient air pollution data collection and analysis, with a focus on understanding how exposures impact health. She employs both traditional air monitoring techniques and has helped develop and deploy cutting-edge, low-cost technologies.

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World Food Day

Research Connections at UConn Hartford

MPH Practicum Interviews

World Food Day - The Students

World Food Day - Stacey Brown

Poster Printing in full swing

Public Health Sciences provides poster printing to all students, residents and fellows onsite here at 195 Farmington Ave. Please use this form