09/14- Dorothy Stroh Becvar, Ph.D., professor emerita in the School of Social Work, died on Aug. 31, 2021. She was 80 years old.
- Mei-Ling Tung, M.S.W., Ph.D, Tabbed to Manage Student Professional Development and Internship Placements for HMP Department
08/26- The Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice names Mei-Ling Tung, M.S.W., Ph.D., to manage the student professional development and internship placements in the Department for Health Management and Policy.
08/26- The Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice announces the appointment of Kristi Richter as the new Master of Social Work Program Director.
08/26- Jen Jen Chang, Ph.D., M.P.H. has been named the Program Director of the Master of Public Health program. Dr. Chang has been with the College for Public Health & Social Justice for 15 years after earning her M.P.H. in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Saint Louis University in 2002 and a Ph.D. of Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2005.
08/26- The Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice announces Victor J. St. John, Ph.D., has joined the Criminology and Criminal Justice Program as an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work.
08/24- A published study led by researchers at Saint Louis University has been selected by Mather Institute as a Silver Award recipient of the 2021 Innovative Research on Aging Awards.
- SLU Research: Access to Care for Minority Medicare Patients Worse Than That of Non-Minority Patients
08/18- Saint Louis University research has found that Medicare patients who belong to racial or ethnic minority groups (Black, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, or Native American) experience worse access to and quality of ambulatory or out-patient medical care than Medicare patients who are White or multiracial, regardless of whether they may be enrolled in Medicare Advantage or traditional Medicare.
- MSW Alum Malika Poindexter Finds Calling at St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office's Victim Services Unit
08/10- Poindexter (MSW ‘98) is living her passion for social work by giving back to a profession, school and education that has given her so much.
07/30- Each year, students in the College for Public Health and Social Justice have the opportunity to nominate a faculty member who exhibits the qualities of the beloved Dr. Terry Leet. From the many exceptional teachers nominated, one faculty member is selected.
- SLU Researchers Awarded $1.8 Million Grant to Help Improve Behavioral Health Services for Children, Adolescents
07/29- A team of researchers from Saint Louis University has received a new, four-year $1.8 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to establish the Integrated Behavioral Health Practice Fellowship for Children and Youth.
07/19- Saint Louis University (SLU) will begin offering a dual graduate degree including the Master of Public Health (MPH) and the Physician Assistant (PA) Master of Medical Science (MMS) degree in the 2021-2022 academic year. Students pursuing the dual degree will begin by taking MPH classes followed by PA classes, with three classes overlapping both programs which makes the program faster than taking the two programs independently.
- Support Over Silence for KIDS Highlights Child Abuse Prevention During National Child Abuse Awareness Month
07/15- Throughout the month of April, Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice observed National Child Abuse Awareness Month by highlighting faculty, staff, and students who have done work to prevent child abuse in their communities.
07/14- In an instant, Brittani Nelson (MPH ‘21) became a Saint Louis University graduate and saw her future unfold all at once. This May, as Nelson was parking her car to attend her graduation ceremony and receive her newly earned Master in Public Health, she received an eagerly awaited phone call.
07/12- After receiving her degree in theology and philosophy from SLU and completing a year of service as a high-school teacher in Chicago, she noticed that many of her students had barriers to education and learning.
07/08- Rhonda BeLue, Ph.D., and seven new inductees: Matthew Ellis, Edward Ignaczak, Dana Kelsey, Morgan LeBaige, Jerik Leung, Ashish Shrestha and Megan Schultz, have been named the newest members of Delta Omega - the honor society in public health - Alpha Delta Chapter.
06/23- The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) will honor Saint Louis University’s Terri Rebmann, Ph.D., with the organization’s President’s Distinguished Service Award. The award will be presented June 28 at APIC’s annual conference.
- Newly Appointed Ph.D. Graduate Kemba Noel-London Explores the Organizational and Policy Level Influences on Physical Activity Disparities
06/08- Kemba Noel-London is exploring disparities in sport and physical activity opportunities and the relationship between sport and the mental and physical health outcomes of youth who have experienced adverse childhood experiences.
06/08- After three decades of work and a highlight reel of accomplishments, Michael A. Counte, Ph.D., is excited to continue his career at Saint Louis University in a professor emeritus role. Dr. Counte’s journey with Saint Louis University began almost three decades ago when friends encouraged him to apply for a position at SLU. The rest is history.
06/08- Since the beginning of the pandemic, Saint Louis University student Liam John (BSHMP ‘23) has been engaged with the St. Louis community in the areas of housing, identification and food access.
06/06- HMP Alum A’Keisha Lee Takes on New Role as Community Organizer at Chicago-Based 'SOUL'
- SLU Professors Take Closer Look at the Undergraduate Syllabi in the College of Public Health and Social Justice for Inclusive Language and Practices
06/05- This past semester Rhonda BeLue, Ph.D., Kenya Brumfield-Young, MLS, MSCJ, and Lauren D. Arnold, Ph.D., M.P.H. received a grant with the purpose of looking at the undergraduate syllabi in the College of Public Health and Social Justice for inclusive language and practices. The goal was to assess where we are as a college, and make recommendations going forward.
06/04- Vrushangi Shah (BS, ’20) decided that for her, a Health Management degree with a minor in Public Health was “the best decision I made at SLU.”
05/12- The Student Association for Public Health (SAPH) hosted a drive on March 27-28 to collect items of daily living for the Giving Hearts Community Closet, a new program being launched by the Northside Youth and Senior Services Center (NSYSSC) to provide assistance to members of the North St. Louis Community.
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.