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Faculty Publications - Winter 2019

  • Ryan Combs, Ph.D., MA, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, recently co-authored a chapter on transgender health care policy in The Remarkable Rise of Transgender Rights by Jami K. Taylor, Daniel C. Lewis, and Donald P. Haider-Markel, published by University of Michigan Press. Read more:
  • David Johnson, PhD, MPH, CPH, assistant professor in the department of Health Management and Systems Sciences, published an article in the November 2018 issue of Pedagogy in Health Promotion titled “Structured Public Health Scenario Analyses Promote Critical Thinking in Undergraduate Students,” which highlights innovative integration of critical thinking in coursework and points to some preliminary success in student development. His co-authors include former SPHIS undergraduate instructor, MPH alumna and doctoral candidate, Rishtya Kakar, MD, MPH, and retired SPHIS faculty member, associate dean, and the founding program director of the BA/BS, Pete Walton, MD. Read more
  • Anne Baber Wallis, MHS, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, published an editorial in the December 2018 issue of the African Journal of Reproductive Health, on meeting international goals to reduce maternal, neonatal, and child mortality in 15 West African nations. In the absence of reliable birth and death records, epidemiologists must estimate key indicators. These data show that little progress has been made in maternal, neonatal, and child health. In particular, all but two countries are expected to fall short of 2030 goals for maternal mortality. Dr. Wallis recommends prioritizing systems and policy changes to benefit women’s health, with specific focus on reducing poverty and inequality and improving healthcare access. Read more:  
  • Qunwei Zhang, MD, MPH, PhD, edited a volume of the Springer Nature Methods in Molecular Biology book series entitled Nanotoxicity. Read more

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