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1 Global Significance. Local Impact. 1 Council of Deans February 17, 2009 Stan Lemeshow, Dean College of Public Health

2 Global Significance. Local Impact. 2 About the College – Council of Deans Dean Stanley Lemeshow What is Public Health? Improves the conditions and behaviors that affect the health of each and every one of us. Combats and reduces incidences of preventable diseases. Pushes for healthier lifestyles. Minimizes the consequences of catastrophic events. Provides the basics of sanitation to safe food and water.

3 Global Significance. Local Impact. 3 About the College – Council of Deans Dean Stanley Lemeshow Your health is determined by your own genetics and personal choices, but also by the environment around you. We all strive to live long, healthy lives, and where we live, work and play affects our health. Why should I care about Public Health? If you care about your health, the length and quality of your life, and the health and lives of your friends and family, then you should care about public health.

4 Global Significance. Local Impact. 4 About the College – Council of Deans Dean Stanley Lemeshow Public health combats threats to health by implementing educational programs, developing policies, administering services, and conducting research. Over the last century, public health has increased life expectancies, reduced world- wide infant and child mortality, and eliminated or reduced many communicable diseases. How does Public Health save lives?

5 Global Significance. Local Impact. 5 About the College – Council of Deans Dean Stanley Lemeshow Public health impacts us in countless ways every day, but some top public health concerns include: tobacco control and cessation; cancer prevention, survivorship and treatment; prevention and reduction of infectious diseases; the impact of global climate change on health; health disparities; obesity; access to care; and health care policy. What are the top Public Health issues today?

6 Global Significance. Local Impact. 6 About the College – Council of Deans Dean Stanley Lemeshow The spread of disease or the quality of air and water are some of the more obvious ways in which the world around us affects our health. The frenetic movement of food and people across borders permits illnesses to move rapidly from a remote village to faraway cities. Poor sanitation and a lack of health resources engender new diseases in far away places that can ultimately threaten the health of everyone. The globalization of health links us all more closely than ever before. How does globalization affect our health?

7 Global Significance. Local Impact. 7 About the College – Council of Deans Dean Stanley Lemeshow Quick facts about the College College of Public Health Established: 2007 School of Public Health Founded: 1995 MS program in Preventive Medicine created in 1948 MPH program created as part of Dept. of Preventive Medicine: 1990 MHA program created: 1969 Current students: 350 Current faculty: 45 Divisions: Biostatistics Environmental Health Sciences Epidemiology Health Behavior and Health Promotion Health Services Management and Policy

8 Global Significance. Local Impact. 8 Areas of Study: Undergraduate Minor in Public Health Health Behavior and Health Promotion Biostatistics Environmental Health Sciences Epidemiology Health Services Management and Policy Veterinary Public Health Clinical Investigation Quick facts about the College About the College – Council of Deans Dean Stanley Lemeshow Centers: Center for Public Health Practice Center for Health Outcomes, Policy and Evaluation Studies (HOPES) Center for Health Equity and Multicultural Health Targeted Investments in Excellence (TIE) Public Health Preparedness for Infectious Diseases Population and Health

9 Global Significance. Local Impact. 9 Fall 2003Fall 2008Fall 2013 Status part of COMPH College College Faculty PhD Students Grad Students Undergrad Major General Funds $3.2M $6.1M $10.0M IDC’s $578,459 $873,968* $2.5M Release Time $315,909 $1,442,336* $2.5M Research Expenditures $2.9M $5.3M* $10M Space 18,237 asf 28,732 asf68,572 asf** *Final numbers for FY2008 **Upon entering Cunz Hall, assuming all priorities met About the College – Council of Deans Dean Stanley Lemeshow

10 Global Significance. Local Impact. 10 Indirect Cost Recovery and Release Time from Research Grants, FY Highlights: OSU CPH’s total indirect cost recovery increased significantly from the low of $359,455 in FY04 to the height of $873,968 in FY08. Total release time has been on the rise and was at $1.4 million in FY08. Data Source: OSU CPH Internal Financial Data. About the College – Council of Deans Dean Stanley Lemeshow

11 Global Significance. Local Impact. 11 About the College – Council of Deans Dean Stanley Lemeshow About our Divisions Biostatistics Relates statistical information to concrete health issues Essential to the design of interventions and the development of public health policy and priorities Collaborate with colleagues throughout the health sciences to provide for well-designed studies and properly analyzed data Environmental Health Sciences Focuses on chemical, physical and biological agents in the environment that influence human health Encompasses both the environmental and biological processes underlying human diseases and prevention

12 Global Significance. Local Impact. 12 About the College – Council of Deans Dean Stanley Lemeshow About our Divisions Epidemiology Quantifies the relationship of exposure to disease development in humans Offers the possibility of altering health risks through intervention Can provide the basis for significant public health decisions well before individual disease mechanisms are understood Current research efforts focus mainly on cancer, the environment, occupational health, nutrition and reproduction Health Behavior and Health Promotion Enables people to achieve their optimal level of health through healthy decisions and behaviors. Develops the knowledge and skills needed for making healthy decisions and enacting healthy behaviors Promotes the conditions and resources necessary for healthy living

13 Global Significance. Local Impact. 13 About the College – Council of Deans Dean Stanley Lemeshow About our Divisions Health Services Management and Policy Focuses on evaluating and improving the organization, financing, and delivery of health care Faculty specialties in health care management, health policy analysis, health services research, quality-of-care measurement, health finance, and health economics Newly appointed Thomas Wickizer as the first Stephen F. Loebs Endowed Professor

14 Global Significance. Local Impact. 14 About the College – Council of Deans Dean Stanley Lemeshow Center for HOPES Conducts applied health services research studies to help public and private organizations evaluate Clinical effectiveness Quality of care Costs of medical services Processes of care Other investigations in the areas of health outcomes, policy, and evaluation From 2007 HOPES conference, Director Allard Dembe with Sen. John Breaux.

15 Global Significance. Local Impact. 15 About the College – Council of Deans Dean Stanley Lemeshow Center for Public Health Practice The center provides training and professional development to the workforce that enhances its ability to protect and promote the public’s health. The center is home to federally funded programs as well as contractual and fee-for-service projects that support it's commitment to public health organization and employee development. Projects include: Center for Public Health Preparedness Buckeye Bluegrass Regional Leadership Academy Pennsylvania & Ohio Public Health Training Center

16 Global Significance. Local Impact. 16 About the College – Council of Deans Dean Stanley Lemeshow Center for Health Equity and Multicultural Health To focus the academic research and service activities of faculty and students in the College of Public Health around issues of minority health, health disparities, health equity, environmental justice, and community involvement Currently in a search for center director Conference on “Health, Race & Research: Community Engagement to Eliminate Health Disparities” scheduled for March at Blackwell Conference Center

17 Global Significance. Local Impact. 17 About the College – Council of Deans Dean Stanley Lemeshow College of Public Health Graduate Degrees Master of Public Health: Standard degree for public health practice, both in the public and private sectors related to population health. Master of Health Administration: Preparation for professionals in the delivery and financing of health services. Master of Science: For students interested primarily in research or analytical careers; a logical entry point for those considering advanced research. PhD: Offered in five specialty tracks including biostatistics, environmental health sciences; epidemiology; health behavior and health promotion; health services management and policy.

18 Global Significance. Local Impact. 18 About the College – Council of Deans Dean Stanley Lemeshow Strategic Priorities  GOAL 1: Grow a dynamic and productive faculty.  GOAL 2: Foster innovative and high quality interdisciplinary research.  GOAL 3: Build strong and growing academic programs that attract high quality students and provide an excellent learning experience.  GOAL 4: Train a more diverse public health workforce, increase diversity of faculty, and advance knowledge on health disparities of ethnic, racial and cultural minorities.  GOAL 5: Develop and sustain community partnerships through educational engagement, community-based research, and service to improve the health of communities.  GOAL 6: Expand resources to support continuous growth.

19 Global Significance. Local Impact. 19 About the College – Council of Deans Dean Stanley Lemeshow Community Engagement Annual Farmer’s Market at Columbus Public Health Department Student service activities: Ronald McDonald House, winter clothing drive Student practice placements at numerous public health agencies and organizations Upcoming conference on Health, Race & Research: Community Engagement to Eliminate Health Disparties (March 30-31) Community-based research in Appalachian Ohio Netwellness.org

20 Global Significance. Local Impact. 20 About the College – Council of Deans Dean Stanley Lemeshow Cunz Hall First renovation on campus to be a LEED-certified building. Current plans qualify for Silver Certification. Projected timeline for renovations Current status, design phase nearly complete Summer 2009, projected move-out of current Cunz faculty and staff; swing space will be Smith Labs October May 2011, construction Summer 2011, move in

21 Global Significance. Local Impact. 21 About the College – Council of Deans Dean Stanley Lemeshow Points of Pride  6 AAAS fellows: Randall Harris; Stan Lemeshow; Mel Moeschberger; David Murray; Electra Paskett; and Mary Ellen Wewers.  First-ever Fulbright Scholar this year, Muhammad Fazal Zeeshan. Muhammad is a PhD student in Health Services Management and Policy.  Students served in international practice placements this summer, including Bangladesh and Uganda.  Mary Ellen Wewers named American Cancer Society ‘Hero of Hope’  Courtney Lynch named to Governor’s Task Force on Infant Mortality  Randi Love chairs Columbus AIDS Task Force  2008 Public Health Grand Rounds, Dr. Joycelyn Elders


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