College of Public Health

Dr. Joseph D’Orazio holding naloxone in a trauma bay at Temple Hospital.
Faculty join city task force to fight opioid crisis
Type: News Story
Four Temple researchers were recruited to join the Mayor’s Task Force to Combat the Opioid Epidemic.
March 6, 2017
 A student and an administrator getting their picture taken with a cell phone.
‘Changed my life’: Program graduates step closer to dreams
Type: News Story
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 36 people celebrated a milestone as they graduated from a community education and job-training program at Temple.
January 23, 2017
Roger Ideishi smiling and sitting in a chair.
Inclusive arts, inclusive communities
Type: News Story
Roger Ideishi of Temple’s College of Public Health is helping arts organizations rethink inclusion. Some of his recent work occurred in Flint, Michigan.
December 2, 2016
Mark Salzer standing in front of rowhomes.
Supporting inclusion and success for all faculty
Type: News Story
Temple’s Mark Salzer researched how aware faculty with mental health issues are of the accommodations and support systems available at their institutions.
October 27, 2016
A young woman helping an older woman carrying a cart safely board a bus.
Temple collaboration with SEPTA helps seniors become savvy travelers
Type: News Story
The university, the Marconi Older Adult Program and SEPTA are working to eliminate barriers to using public transit.
May 11, 2016
Hands resting on the keyboard of a laptop.
Temple public health experts create free tool for parents with mental illnesses
Type: News Story
Parents can find courses and information related to child rearing, sorted by children’s ages, up to 18 years old.
March 8, 2016
A patient meeting with a clinician in an office.
Messaging key to minority involvement in clinical trials, Temple researcher finds
Type: News Story
Addressing the separate concerns men and women have about involvement in clinical trials could result in greater minority participation.
January 13, 2016
A bucket being filled with water from a well.
Temple researcher links private water wells to illness
Type: News Story
Water from unregulated private wells may be behind an acute stomach bug.
December 15, 2015
A member of the Flu Crew applying a bandage to an employee after a vaccination.
Flu Crew leads vaccination efforts at Temple University Hospital
Type: News Story
Nursing students are taking charge to get 90 percent of TUH employees vaccinated against the flu.
November 23, 2015
Danielle Thor on campus with the bicycle she uses as an EMT.
Reflecting on a disaster
Type: News Story
Temple student and EMT Danielle Thor recalls responding to the Amtrak derailment.
November 18, 2015
Temple President Neil D. Theobald tours the clinic with physical therapy students and CPH Dean Laura Siminoff
College of Public Health opens free clinic in North Philadelphia
Type: News Story
Doctor of Physical Therapy students commit to addressing a critical health care gap in the community.
October 30, 2015
cigarette butt
App may help protect kids from secondhand smoke
Type: News Story
A College of Public Health research project combines traditional and high-tech approaches to help smoking parents quit and protect their children from cigarette smoke.
October 6, 2015
Community nonprofits connect with academics for research
Type: News Story
At Community-Driven Research Day, held this year at Temple on Jan. 29, representatives from community-based organizations met with researchers from local universities to discuss opportunities for collaboration.
February 18, 2015
Temple’s fatherhood network funds first projects
Type: News Story
The Fatherhood Research and Practice Network, co-founded by Temple, recently awarded $350,000 to four top projects around the country designed to evaluate the efficacy of fatherhood programs.
December 19, 2014
Students learn from patients at new aphasia center
Type: News Story
The newly established PACT (Philadelphia Aphasia Community at Temple) center, which offers diagnostic and treatment services for aphasia patients and conducts innovative research into the condition, provides students with opportunities for real-world clinical experiences.
November 14, 2014
Temple researchers to study community participation of individuals with mental illness
Type: News Story
Researchers at Temple University are using GPS technology and other tools to better understand how individuals with mental illness participate in their communities.
October 17, 2014
Temple’s new College of Public Health: Transdisciplinary research and education to advance health and wellness
Type: News Story
With a new name and a new vision, Temple’s College of Health Professions and Social Work is now the College of Public Health. The move makes the college the largest such institution in Greater Philadelphia.
October 15, 2014
Mindfulness protects adults’ health from the impacts of childhood adversity
Type: News Story
A study led by Robert Whitaker, professor of public health and pediatrics at Temple University, examines the relationship between childhood adversity, mindfulness and health.
September 15, 2014
Great Teacher Jennifer Ibrahim honored to be in the classroom
Type: News Story
Jennifer K. Ibrahim, associate professor of public health in the College of Health Professions and Social Work, is the recipient of Temple’s Great Teacher Award for the 2013–2014 academic year. As director of graduate studies in the Department of Public Health, she demonstrates how to balance good teaching with research and service to the university and community.
May 21, 2014
Ten faculty members honored at Faculty Awards Luncheon
Type: News Story
Today, 10 exemplary faculty members will be celebrated for their achievements in teaching, research and creativity at Temple University’s Faculty Awards Luncheon on Main Campus.
April 28, 2014
Siminoff appointed dean of Temple's College of Health Professions and Social Work
Type: News Story
President Neil D. Theobald has announced the appointment of Laura Siminoff as the dean of Temple's College of Health Professions and Social Work, effective March 1, 2014.
November 3, 2013
Do mothers’ dieting and weight loss efforts affect their kids?
Type: News Story
Can a mother’s efforts to lose weight have an effect on her children’s weight? That will be the focus of EMPOWER, a year-long study that will examine 66 mothers with children between the ages of 11-16, with the first weight loss group beginning in September. The study is being funded through a College of Health Professions and Social Work Research Seed Grant.
July 10, 2013
Temple social work student shows others there is life after incarceration
Type: News Story
While serving nearly two decades in prison, J. Jondhi Harrell become a teacher, mentor and counselor to fellow inmates. Since his release, he has continued to help former prisoners transition back to society and is now pursuing his master's degree in Social Work at Temple.
June 5, 2013
Public Health professor recognized for addressing cancer-related health disparities
Type: Accolade
During Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the National Cancer Institute's Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities recognized Temple Public Health Professor and Director of the Center for Asian Health Grace Ma for her contributions and achievements in research, prevention and training initiatives that address cancer health disparities among Asian Americans and Pacific Islan
May 20, 2013
Physical Therapy graduates leave behind gift for future students
Type: News Story
Members of the 2013 graduating class in Temple’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program have donated $1,500 to provide financial aid for future students. The idea for the gift began in late 2011 when class officers learned that some who are accepted into the program are unable to enroll due to financial reasons.
May 13, 2013