College of Health
HDFS doctoral student Alexis Merculief has been awarded an Equity in Early Childhood Education (E3) Postdoctoral Fellowship, housed at the Stanford Center on Early Childhood and will be working with Jelena Obradovic.
Associate Professor Bridget Hatfield’s article, “Thresholds in the association between quality of teacher-child interactions and preschool children’s school readiness skills,” was cited in the 2023 Economic Report of the President under the section defining high-quality child care, in the larger section, “The Effectiveness of Early Childhood Investments.”
Allison Myers, Associate Dean for Extension and Engagement, and Program Leader, Family and Community Health, is quoted in an OPB article exploring the unique stresses and wider lack of mental health services in rural Oregon. The quote was from a recent video conversation about suicide in rural Oregon between Allison and the president of the Oregon Cattlemen's Association.
Rachel Harmon (MS-PD student) and Ke'alohi Lilly (Senior dietetics student) received the 2023 Outstanding Student Award from the Oregon Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
As a registered dietitian with OSU Extension Service for nearly 18 years, Stephanie Polizzi, MPH, RD, CHES has been teaching nutrition for the prevention and reversal of chronic diet-related diseases. Last year, she published the first Food as Medicine nutrition "handouts" in the Extension Catalog. To date, there are 5 finished with new ones expected to be added in 2023. These were created to benefit both the communities she serves and OSU employees and peers. Great work, Stephanie!
Jordan Spradlin is an Environmental and Occupational Health MPH student and an OSU Track and Field athlete. She is passionate about sustainability. She has helped to create a playbook for Zero Waste Games at OSU. She has led this initiative at OSU and has demonstrated its success. Many Kudos to Jordan! Great work!
Professor Molly Kile shares how to reduce the harm of gas stoves on children in a USA Today article about gas stove bans.
Congrats to PI Tao Li, MD, Ph.D. and team for developing the 2023 Health Care Workforce Needs Assessment Report for the Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Health Policy Board. This biennial report provides insights into health care workforce needs in communities across Oregon as well as general guidance on how to expand and diversify the health care workforce to meet the needs of patients and communities throughout Oregon and eliminate health inequities.
The Early Learning Systems Initiative (ELSI) team was featured in an article in the Early Learning Nation about building a statewide center to support the Oregon early childhood workforce.
Denise M. Hynes, PhD, RN co-lead a workshop titled "Learnings from the VA COVID-19 Observational Research Collaboratory" at the US Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development meeting February 8-10.
She and her colleagues shared experiences and discussed emulated trial methods they are using in a large national study evaluating long term outcomes from COVID-19. They also recorded a podcast focused on evaluating long COVID while at the meeting.
Bethany Sloane, PhD candidate and associate professor at Oregon Health & Science University is an Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute KL2 Scholar beginning January 1, 2023. This is a two-year award to support Bethany's research career. Congrats, Bethany!
Nutrition Clinical Assistant Professor Jenny Jackson was invited to attend a College Hunger Roundtable with Congresswoman Bonamici on Jan. 13, 2023. Also in attendance, representing OSU and the CPHHS, was MPH student Raven Merritt-Shorb. Read more at Administrators, students: Hunger is gripping Oregon college students, preventing degrees.