SBS Doctoral Candidate Kanathy Haney Receives Two Distinctive Honors

Social and Behavioral Science Doctoral Candidate Kanathy Haney has been awarded two distinctive honors, the Palm Beach State College Employee Recognition Committee’s Bravo Award and the 2017 Dr. Martian Luther […]

Esther Piervil: UF Health Shands Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship

BSCH doctoral candidate Esther Piervil, was awarded the UF Health Shands Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship for 2016-2017 in recognition of her strong commitment to the ideals and endeavors of the health professions.Her research interests focus on improving health outcomes related to chronic disease […]

Finding Their Own Voice: MPH Students Launch Public Health Blog

One of the major responsibilities of public health workers is to educate about a wide range of issues, from health policy to the latest infectious disease outbreak. Increasingly so, Americans […]

One Cow, One Family: Program Evaluation in Rwanda

There isn’t just one job trajectory for students in the Department of Behavioral Science and Community Health; the department prepares students for all different kinds of real-world challenges. Kelsea LeBeau […]

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BSCH Doctoral Students Accepted into Academic Honor Society

BSCH doctoral students Shantrel Canidate and Sabrina Islam were inducted into UF’s Chapter of the Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society. The society was established to educate members about career […]

BSCH Students Present Research at 2015 PHHP Research Day

BSCH was well represented by MPH and Doctoral students at this year’s PHHP Research Day. Two MPH students and nine doctoral students presented work. Check out each of the presenters […]

Dr. Tracey Barnett Publishes in American Journal of Preventive Medicine

Assistant professor Tracey Barnett recently published findings from the 2013 Florida Youth Tobacco Survey that indicate electronic cigarette use is rising among adolescents, with 12% of Florida high school students […]

Health in a Heartbeat

Can saunas decrease the risk of memory disorders?

To stave off memory problems, you might want to spend some time in a sauna. A recent study at the University of Finland suggests that men who sauna bathe several times a week are significantly less...

Racial discrimination is more than skin deep

What are the effects of racial discrimination? Entire disciplines are dedicated to studying its impact on society as a whole, how marginalizing an entire population based on their skin color minimizes...

Marijuana could slow progression of Parkinson’s disease

Next to epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease is the most common neurological illness in America. The disease causes impaired balance and coordination, tremors and slowness of movement. It occurs when a...

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