Dr. Steven Matarelli ’11, a Ph.D. in Public Health graduate and a faculty member in the School of Public Policy and Administration, gave two presentations in March at Hospital Revenue Management Conference in Bangkok: “Measures of True Success: Revenue Vs. Profitability in Healthcare” and “Sourcing and Retaining Patients: Drivers of Satisfaction.” He also published “Sexual Sensation Seeking and Internet Sex-Seeking of Middle Eastern Men Who Have Sex With Men” in Archives of Sexual Behavior (Feb. 2013).
Dr. Amy Catherine Howard ’10, an M.S. in Public Health (now Master of Public Health) and Ph.D. in Public Health graduate, was named the coordinator of the Florida Department of Health’s Healthiest Weight initiative in April. The initiative brings together state agencies, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and communities to help children and adults make consistent, informed choices about healthful eating and staying physically active. Dr. Howard joined the Florida Department of Health in 2007 as a health educator for the Obesity Prevention Program.
Dr. Gayle D. Jones ’09, a Ph.D. in Public Health graduate, was promoted to director of the Office of Child Health at the Georgia Department of Public Health in April. In this role, she will oversee all child health programs, which include newborn screening, genetics, and early intervention.
Tadd Greenfield ’11, a Master of Health Care Administration graduate, was named chief nursing officer of Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte, Neb., in March. He previously served as chief nursing officer for Banner Health Community Hospital in Torrington, Wyo.
Benjamin Banks ’10, a Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) graduate, wrote the post “AIDS Research Creates Hope and Saves Lives” on the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) website to announce that his wife is pregnant with their HIV-negative child. Banks is an ambassador for EGPAF, a nonprofit dedicated to preventing pediatric HIV infection and eliminating pediatric AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention, care, and treatment programs.
Dr. Tyra Norris-Ellis ’11, an M.S. in Public Health (now Master of Public Health) and a Ph.D. in Public Health graduate, was recently named the chronic disease specialist in the Department of Health Assessment and Promotion at the DeKalb County Board of Health in Decatur, Ga.
Jeannette Bryant ’09, a Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) graduate and a Ph.D. in Public Health student, earned formal 501(c)(3) status for Kids Be Aware (KBA) in August. Founded in 2009, the nonprofit publishes books and conducts seminars that educate parents and children about infectious and chronic diseases. Bryant has partnered with colleagues to create a board of directors, which includes Susan Ruiz and Renee Sullivan, Ph.D. in Psychology students, and Teressa Godley-Chase, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student.
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