College of Public Health

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
Aphasia patients may soon get help using a virtual speech therapist
Type: News Story
Temple researchers Justin Shi, Nadine Martin and Emily Keshner recently received a $275,000 grant to develop a virtual speech therapist that will provide people with aphasia with more cost-effective access to repetition and practice exercises that are crucial to speech recovery.
May 1, 2013
Little league’s big headaches: helicopter coaches
Type: In the Media
April 29, 2013
Dean candidates' visits continue this week
Type: Announcement
Candidates for dean positions in the College of Health Professions and Social Work, the School of Media and Communication and the College of Education will continue their visits to Temple this week. Each finalist will present a scholarly talk open to the university community and participate in sessions for staff, faculty and students within each respective school/college.
April 18, 2013
Dean candidate visits continue this week
Type: Announcement
Candidates for dean positions in the College of Health Professions and Social Work, the School of Media and Communication and the College of Education will continue their visits to Temple this week. Each finalist will present a scholarly talk open to the university community and participate in sessions for staff, faculty and students within each respective school/college.
April 14, 2013
Keeping an eye on teen depression
Type: In the Media
March 26, 2013
Coaxing parents to take better care of themselves
Type: In the Media
February 19, 2013
Boomers feel less irritated as they age
Type: In the Media
January 17, 2013
Microbial imbalance can lead to miscarriage, infertility
Type: In the Media
January 10, 2013
Violence and unintended pregnancy are focus of NIH-funded Temple University study
Type: News Story
An NIH-funded study by Temple researcher Deborah B. Nelson will examine the relationship between high levels of violence and unintended pregnancies in urban communities, and whether attributes such as high self-esteem, high levels of family and peer support can help young women take charge of their sexual health.
November 26, 2012
Study finds link between declines in kidney and cognitive functioning
Type: News Story
A study led by a Temple researcher has found that decreased kidney function is associated with decreased cognitive functioning in areas such as global cognitive ability, abstract reasoning and verbal memory. The findings underscore the importance of diagnosing and managing chronic kidney disease.
November 19, 2012
Dads picking up bigger load at home
Type: In the Media
June 15, 2012
Straight talk about guns helps in rural suicides
Type: In the Media
June 19, 2012
Making the invisible visible: Discussing guns in rural suicide prevention
Type: News Story
A frank discussion of guns by parents is a key to helping children at risk for suicide in rural areas.
June 13, 2012
OSHA rules on workplace toxics stalled
Type: In the Media
June 5, 2012
Talking about falls
Type: In the Media
May 9, 2012
More fathers staying at home with children
Type: In the Media
May 3, 2012
Mortensen connects dots between social work and planning
Type: News Story
Christina Mortensen, M.S., Community and Regional Planning. Mortensen was among the few hundred selected this year for the Presidential Management Fellows program, a prestigious two-year paid government fellowship that provides her with the opportunity to work with a variety of United States government agencies.
May 4, 2012

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