Health behavior doctoral students Natalie Blackburn, Venita Embry and Sara Treves-Kagan, and master’s student Jess Bousquette were named among the first group of fellows at the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center. The fellows will work with center-affiliated faculty mentors and gain experience conducting research, programming orpolicy in the area of injury prevention.
The UNC Injury Prevention Research Center is a national leader in recruiting and educating the next generation of injury and violence prevention researchers and practitioners.
Read more about the fellows.
Doctoral student Yesenia Magaly Merino recently published her research on diversity and inclusion was published in Pedagogy in Health Promotion. The article entitled “What Do Schools of Public Health Have to Say About Diversity and Inclusion?” presents findings from a content analysis of the websites of the 59 schools of public health accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH) as of the end of 2016.
She found that most schools do not have a clear definition of diversity, inclusion or equity despite CEPH competencies that point to a need for schools of public health to increase attention to inclusion and equity. One third of the schools’ websites do not mention diversity, inclusion or equity as a central tenant; 20% do not mention having strategic goals or plans related to the these elements; only 12 of the 59 schools define diversity. Read the story.