Three faculty members contribute to current AJPH
|July 29, 2008|
|Articles by three University of North Carolina School of Public Health faculty members appear in the August 2008 issue of the American Journal of Public Health (Vol. 98, No. 8), Dean Barbara K. Rimer announced today.
Eugenia Eng, DrPH, professor of health behavior and health education, is co-author of “The Power and the Promise: Working with Communities to Analyze Data, Interpret Findings and Get to Outcomes” (primary author S.B. Cashman, p. 1407).
Laura Linnan, ScD, associate professor of health behavior and health education, is primary author of “Results of the 2004 National Worksite Health Promotion Survey” (p. 1503).
Steven Wing, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology, is primary author of “Integrating Epidemiology, Education, and Organizing for Environmental Justice: Community Health Effects of Industrial Hog Operations” (p. 1390).
“The current issue of the American Journal of Public Health is an especially strong one,” Rimer says, “due in part to these excellent articles.”
Wing and his colleagues, she says, “describe ‘an epidemiologic study designed to link research with community education and organizing for social justice.’ They show how research in and with communities can elucidate the health effects of hog operations without compromising the quality of research.”
Eng is one of a group of authors who reviewed the potential of community-based participatory research through a series of case studies. “Dr. Eng suggests that both communities and academic partners bring different skill sets to partnerships, and both are needed.” Rimer says. “Our School has great strength in working with communities, and these articles illustrate some of the lessons learned.”
“Finally,” Rimer concludes, “Dr. Linnan and her co-authors presented the results of the 2004 National Worksite Health Promotion Survey. The article includes data from 730 respondents and provides an excellent overview about what worksites of different sizes offer and the range of programs available. Unfortunately, only 6.9% of worksites offered comprehensive worksite health promotion programs.”
The journal articles are available online at www.ajph.org.
School of Public Health contact: Ramona DuBose, director of communications, (919) 966-7467 or firstname.lastname@example.org.