Special Topics- Dr. Robert Gravani

Dr. Robert Gravani, Director of the National Good Agricultural Practices Program in the Department of Food Science, recently spoke to Cornell MPH students about developing Risk and Communication strategies during foodborne outbreaks. Dr. Gravani began his lecture by providing examples of recent foodborne outbreaks and food recalls. He discussed in…

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A Journey In Public Health: Recommendations for Future Public Health Practitioners-Special Topics Lecture- February 27th

In his lecture, Jason Geslois—an applied epidemiologist at the Northeast Texas Public Health District—talked about his journey as he became a public health practitioner. He introduced Masters of Public Health students at Cornell University to some of the different disciplines within the field of epidemiology. Geslois talked about the importance…

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Addressing Mental Health in Public Health – An MPH Student’s Perspective

Makenzie Peterson, the Wellness Program Director at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine, spoke to the Special Topics class on “Addressing Mental Health in Public Health”. Makenzie possess an impressive number of certificates and trainings (Reproductive Loss and Abortion Doula Training, Sexual Misconduct Hearing Board Training, and Opioid Overdose Prevention Educator,…

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MPH Guest Speaker Spotlight: Makenzie Peterson, MSc, Wellness Program Director, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, on “Addressing Mental Health in Public Health”

February 6, 2019. Human health should be considered through a mind and body (psychosomatic), holistic approach with an effort to prevent illnesses while providing equitable, accessible and quality care for those already touched by a disease. Yet, mental health is often limited or unavailable to some populations. MaKenzie Peterson, Wellness…

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Computer program aids food safety experts with pathogen testing

Martin Wiedmann/Provided Listeria monocytogenes. An innovative computer program could be a big help for food safety professionals working to keep production facilities free of food-borne pathogens. Cornell scientists have developed a computer program, Environmental Monitoring With an Agent-Based Model of listeria (EnABLe), to simulate the most likely locations in a…

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CCE-Tompkins with Cornell MPH Program to Lead New County Wide Farm-to-School Buying Program

Students at Beverly J. Martin Elementary prepare vegetables as part of a farm-to-table program, offered by the Ithaca City School District, in partnership with CCE-Tompkins.  Photo by Lara Parrilla, provided.  Tompkins County school districts, K-12 students, and area farmers will benefit from a new Farm-to-School buying program that aims to…

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