College of Public Health

Video series created to educate immigrant and refugee communities about coronavirus

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic dominates the news these days, and for good reason. Government and public health officials are holding press briefings as well as pushing out information via media outlets and social media channels to educate the public about the pandemic. But many of these sources of information are out of reach for members of refugee and immigrant communities for whom English is limited.

A passage to India

Monday, January 11, 2016
Two CPH students traveled to southern India to research the occupational conditions of workers who harvest tea leaves by hand.

Flexibility in the field

Friday, January 8, 2016
Natalia Santos and Ben Scott share insights from their international experiences in Ecuador and Brazil.

Global Health Guru

Monday, December 28, 2015
From Bangladesh to Tanzania, Rebecca Arnold has witnessed firsthand the power of education in improving public health around the world. She remembers the young Bangladeshi girl who delayed marriage to finish high school and pursue a degree in nursing. Then, there was the Tanzanian woman raising her children in poverty, who summoned the courage to leave an abusive relationship and become a public advocate for HIV patients in her community. Inspired by their transformations, Arnold has devoted her career to teaching life-saving health messages—from the importance of hydration to the dangers of smoking—to people in developing countries.

Students from UI seek a global outlook

Friday, November 27, 2015
Organizers of an upcoming University of Iowa trip to a hospital in southern India say they hope to boost students’global perspectives and insight into using telemedicine.

WorldCanvass ReCap: Communicating for Social and Behavioral Change

Friday, November 20, 2015
On November 10, 2015, Joan Kjaer and a panel of guests discussed ”communicating for social and behavioral change" as part of a special edition of WorldCanvass. The program included the presentation of the 2015 International Impact Award. This is a ReCap of the event with access to see and hear the full program.

Virtual Homecoming Spotlight: John Mark Velasco

Thursday, November 19, 2015
John Mark Velasco, from Manila, Philippines, earned his Bachelor of Science in biology, Masters of Public Health, and Doctor of Medicine degrees from the University of the Philippines, and completed a certificate in emerging infectious disease epidemiology from the University Of Iowa College Of Public Health in 2010. He went on to earn his post-graduate diploma and Masters of Science in clinical trials from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2011 and 2013, respectively.

Looking at life through a different lens

Thursday, November 5, 2015
Snorkeling among marine life off the Mamanuca Islands in Fiji; a rainy Sunday at Vatican City as thousands gather for mass in St. Peter's Square under the shelter of umbrellas; closeups of many hands creating intricate art in northern India; a blood moon hovering over Mayflower Residence Hall; throngs of students on the Pentacrest during Homecoming. These moments in life were experienced and captured in photos by University of Iowa students—both U.S. students studying abroad and international students here on campus. They are among the winning images selected for the 2015 International Programs' annual photo contest as part of International Education Week—a way to inspire more awareness of the many ways UI students can experience international education.

2015 Global Health Studies Conference "Contagion: causes, costs, and containment" to be held Nov. 6 - 8

Friday, October 30, 2015
The 2015 Global Health Conference, "Contagion: causes, costs, containment," will be held from Nov. 6-8, at the University of Iowa. Registration tables open at 3:00 p.m. on the 2nd floor ballroom of the Iowa Memorial Union. The conference acts as a course for students to earn credit and engage with a range of speakers featured from on and off campus.

Agricultural Medicine course expands its connections to Argentina

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Agricultural Medicine course expands its connections to Argentina

Food & Culture

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
CPH researchers are working with residents of Chuuk, an island state in the pacific, to develop culturally appropriate strategies to improve nutrition.

A Quest for Clean Water

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
CPH faculty member Kelly Baker studies the cascade of health issues connected to water, sanitation, and hygiene