05/11- Dr. Alexander G. Garza (GRAD PH ’03) Saint Louis University graduate and Chief Community Health Officer at SSM Health in St. Louis, Missouri will deliver this year’s commencement address.
- Student Association for Public Health (SAPH) Provides Students With Professional Advice and Sense of Community
05/05- The Student Association of Public Health, SAPH, is a graduate student organization for students pursuing a Master of Public Health at Saint Louis University. The organization has over 35 active members of first- and second-year MPH students encompassing all different concentrations.
04/21- Christopher Lloyd (MHA 1988) is President of the Piedmont Clinic – one of the largest clinically integrated physician networks in the United States. Under Lloyd’s leadership, the 2,500+ physician network headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia is achieving best-in-class performance across a full range of medical and surgical specialties.
04/12- In her first year as a graduate student at Saint Louis University (SLU), Olivia Page (MHA candidate 2021) developed a passion for quality improvement (QI) in health care. In her second year, Page helped to launch and lead the SLU student branch of the American Society for Quality (ASQ), sponsored by the St. Louis section of the international organization.
04/09- As a practicing physiatrist at MU Health Care in Columbia, Missouri, Dr. Agha became interested in addressing systemic barriers to patient recovery after learning that certain physical therapy costs for Medicaid patients were not covered by the state.
03/29- Sara Paracha, BSPH, M.S.W., 2014 graduate of Saint Louis University and the current Director of Development at North Side Community School in St. Louis, Missouri recently did a Q&A with the OPHP about public health and learning at SLU.
- Resident Expert: SLU’s own infectious disease specialist Dr. Terri Rebmann is keeping campus safe during COVID-19 pandemic
03/11- Dr. Terri Rebmann (Grad VSN ’06), expert in infectious diseases, is now advising Saint Louis University’s president on how to keep SLU safe during a pandemic.
03/09- Dr. Alexander G. Garza (GRAD PH ’03) Saint Louis University graduate and Chief Community Health Officer at SSM Health in St. Louis, Missouri recently did a Q&A with the OPHP about public health and learning at SLU.
03/02- SORT is a student-lead organization where students passionate about infectious disease epidemiology can gain new skills to identify and respond to disease outbreaks and aid local and State Health Departments in outbreak response.
02/26- Sarah Simmons, MPH, research associate with Kaiser Permanente and graduated with an MPH in Epidemiology in 2019 recently did a Q&A with the OPHP about public health and learning at SLU.
02/18- Every Spring, the department of Campus Ministry has multiple immersion trips to accompany to the community around different social justice issues. In the Spring of 2020, Michael Vega, a junior, majoring in public health, took part in the Kino Border Initiative Immersion Program to Nogales, Arizona.
02/10- SLU researchers Enbal Shacham, Ph.D., a professor of behavioral science and health education and associate director of the SLU Geospatial Institute (GeoSLU); Flavio Esposito, Ph.D., assistant professor of computer science; and Roberto Coral, a research assistant in computer science, developed an app to monitor real-time symptoms and the location of symptomatic individuals.
02/01- College Factual recently ranked Saint Louis University’s College for Public Health and Social Justice as the No. 1 undergraduate public health program in the Plains States region and 27th in the nation.
01/20- Cara Wallace, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the School of Social Work, was named to the seventh cohort of scholars accepted into the Cambia Health Foundation’s Sojourns Scholar Leadership Program. Wallace will use the funding to complete a social norms and health education campaign to reframe hospice among vulnerable residents in St. Louis.
- MHA Students Win 10th Annual University of Kansas Medical Center Health Management and Policy Case Competition
01/15- The team of Rania Mahrous, Chesna Panicker, and Yesha Patel, one of the three SLU teams to compete, won the competition while facing this year’s case topic of “Addressing Access to Care from a Rural Economic Development Perspective.”
- SLU Professor Named 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Spirit Award Winner by the University City Board of Education
01/13- The University City Board of Education announced Jan. 12, that Natalie Parks, Ph.D., has been awarded the 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Spirit Award by Board members.
01/11- This Summer, Hayes completed an internship at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. While at Cardinal Glennon, Hayes worked as an intern for the ‘Incident Command System.’ During the COVID-19 pandemic, Cardinal Glennon has used their ‘Incident Command Center’ to address hospital operations.
01/07- This summer, Sandcork completed an internship at the St. Charles County Department of Public Health (DPH) in St. Charles County, Missouri. While at St. Charles County DPH, Sandcork worked as a COVID-19 Epidemiology intern focusing on prevention in the general population and school aged population of St. Charles County, Missouri.
12/18- Rhonda BeLue, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Health Management and Policy in Saint Louis University’s College for Public Health and Social Justice, will lead the advisory board to the City of St. Louis Department of Health.
12/14- Health Management & Policy alumni, graduates, faculty and staff are on the move and making an impact in the healthcare arena.
12/01- Saint Louis University is partnering with Xavier University to offer a top-ranked Master of Social Work (MSW) degree through SLU’s School of Social Work in the College for Public Health and Social Justice, beginning in the Fall 2021 semester.
- Trio of Social Work Faculty Recognized for Research on Teaching and Learning; Will Receive James H. Korn Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award
11/30- Dr. Michael Mancini, Dr. Brandy Maynard and Dr. Shannon Cooper-Sadlo have been named the recipients of the 2020 James H. Korn Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award for their contributions to research, teaching and learning.
- Saint Louis University & University of Minnesota Students & Faculty Partner for Interprofessional Geriatric Case Competition
11/24- Saint Louis University students and faculty mentors recently collaborated on a geriatric-based case competition that focused on development of a care plan for an older patient with multiple, chronic health challenges, including COVID-19.
11/23- Utilizing $600,000 of CARES Act funding, SLU’s College for Public Health and Social Justice (CPHSJ) is expanding its existing partnership with the County Department of Public Health in response to the public health emergency.
11/20- Supported by the Doerr Center for Social Justice, doctoral candidate Nathaniel Dell, AM, MSW, LCSW and Brandy Maynard, Ph.D., Associate Professor at the School of Social Work, co-led a photovoice study at Places for People, Inc, a Certified Community Behavioral Health Center in St. Louis where Dell serves as Director of Research and Evaluation.
11/16- After more than 25 years working her way through the ranks of the health care industry, Tracy Omer (MHA 2015) has achieved a new milestone: System Manager of Continuous Improvement at SSM Health, a Catholic, not-for-profit health system in the Midwest.
- MHA student Kylie Evgenides: Improving patient care during a health pandemic, one phone call at a time
11/16- Since the onset of the COVID-19 health pandemic, many primary care offices have been searching for better ways to ensure consistent communication with their patients. COVID-19 related factors have caused staffing shortages at many offices, hindering standardized communication across call centers.
11/03- What happens to hospice patients who are discharged from care after their condition stabilizes? A new study from Saint Louis University seeks to evaluate the health and quality of life outcomes for patients and caregivers following live discharge from hospice care.
10/29- SLU’s Ph.D. in Public Health Studies was ranked at No. 18 out of 25 Best Community Health Promotion and Education doctorates for 2021.
10/19- On Thursday, Oct. 15, over 220 public health and social justice students, faculty and staff promoted and received the influenza vaccine as the College for Public Health and Social Justice strives for 100 percent flu vaccination.
- Social Work Students Organize 'COVID Decoded' Webinar to Focus on the Impact of COVID from a Interdisciplinary Perspective
09/21- On August 29th, 2020, a student organizing committee hosted a students-for-students ‘COVID-Decoded’ webinar. Anna Brende (lead organizer) and Jessica Leuthauser (logistics) (MSW ‘20) were two of the thirteen student members of this committee. The committee selected the topics, invited speakers, created the website, marketed, hosted and evaluated the webinar. Dr. John Morley, Dr. Shannon Cooper-Sadlo, Dr. Marla Berg-Weger, volunteers from the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Programs and five other experts also assisted in making this event a success.
09/21- Kwamane Liddell, JD, MHA, BSN, graduated from Saint Louis University’s College of Public Health and Social Justice in 2019 with a Master of Health Administration. In the short time since Liddell graduated, he founded DispatchCare, a company that combines technology and compassion to make healthcare safer, more affordable, and accessible to patients across the globe.
- New SLU Institute Co-Founded by CPHSJ Professor Keon Gilbert, DrPH Seeks to Foster Healing from Social Injustice
09/18- A new institute at Saint Louis University has been established to help eliminate disparities caused by systemic oppression and to promote healing. The Institute for Healing Justice and Equity (IHJE) will begin its groundbreaking work in St. Louis with a founding investment by SLU of more than $1.7 million.
- Health Management & Policy Chair Rhonda BeLue, Ph.D. Named to List of 'St. Louisians Working to Build Equity Change in the Region'
09/09- A professor in the College for Public Health and Social Justice and a member of Saint Louis University’s Class of 2024 have been named to St. Louis Magazine’s list of 35 St. Louisians working to build equity change in the region.
09/08- A team of researchers led by Kenton Johnston, Ph.D., an associate professor of health management and policy at Saint Louis University’s College for Public Health and Social Justice, conducted a study to investigate how outpatient clinicians that treated disproportionately high caseloads of socially at-risk Medicare patients (safety-net clinicians) performed under Medicare’s new mandatory Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).
09/08- A team of researchers led by Kenton Johnston, Ph.D., an associate professor of health management and policy at Saint Louis University’s College for Public Health and Social Justice, conducted a study investigating the association between health system affiliations of clinicians and their performance scores and payments under Medicare value-based reimbursement.
08/21- Natalie Parks, Ph.D. The School of Social Work in the College for Public Health and Social Justice has named Natalie Parks, Ph.D., as its new program director for the school’s Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Program. Parks’s appointment began prior to the start of the 2020-2021 school year.
08/19- Ibram X. Kendi, Ph.D., the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University, and the author of “How to Be an Anti-Racist,” will headline the 2020 Emmett J. and Mary Martha Doerr Center for Social Justice Education and Research lecture on Thursday, Sept. 10.
07/15- The College for Public Health & Social Justice is hosting a summer long educational webinar series that highlights many relevant and current topics and how it applies to the population. From June 30th through August 6th, CPHSJ faculty, community leaders and other guest speakers will be hosting hour-long webinars.
07/13- On the frontlines of the opioid epidemic in our community, Saint Louis University MPH candidate Brittani Nelson has created and is leading the Community Narcan® Distribution Program through the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health (DPH).