Your Alumni News & Events - Fall 2017
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A Message From The Dean

Alumni and friends — We have a lot of good news to share this fall, from Alumni accomplishments to generous gifts that are allowing us to grow our mission, grants that are extending our research work and events that we think you'll find interesting. I'm proud to share our latest newsletter with you, and, as always, I invite you to keep in touch and let us know what you're working on in the world of public health.


As an epidemiologist, Marie-Huguette Kingbo (MPH, 13‘) is working to reduce mother-to child transmission of HIV in the West African country of Ivory Coast. Read more...



APHA 2017 Alumni Reception

Join Dean Michael Eriksen, fellow faculty, alumni and friends of the School of Public Health for a cocktail reception in conjunction with the APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition in Atlanta.

Also, please note that we are still accepting donations to help our MPH and PhD students who have accepted presentations to attend the conference. If you'd like to make a gift by Sept. 30 to help cover their registration fees, please click: 

Monday, Nov. 6
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Place: College of Law Atrium,
85 Park Pl. NE, Atlanta
Please RSVP

2017 J. Rhodes Haverty Lecture 

This year's J. Rhodes Haverty Lecture will feature Dr. Thomas A. LaVeist, chairman of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the George Washington University. Dr. LaVeist consults with various federal agencies and health care organizations on minority health, cultural competency, and racial disparities in health. 

Dr. LaVeist will discuss the historical and political reasons for health disparities and how we may overcome this modern health challenge.

Date: Thursday, Sept. 28
Time: 7:00pm-8:15pm, Pre-lecture reception at 6:00pm
Place: Student Center East, Ballroom     

Click here to RSVP 

Health Is A Human Right: Race and Place in America

This ongoing exhibit is focused on health equity and related issues is open to the public, including groups that want to schedule tours. The self-guided exhibit co-sponsored by the School of Public Health includes historic photographs and documents that illustrate the struggles of diverse groups in pursuing health equity over the past 120 years. Additional materials are available online at:

Date: Open to the public weekdays through Dec. 1
Time: 9am- 5pm*
Place: College of Law,
85 Park Pl. NE, Atlanta

To schedule a class or other group visit after hours/evenings, email


Alumni Mentoring Questionnaire 

The Alumni Board of the School of Public Health is focusing this year on creating opportunities for alumni to serve as mentors for current students, both at the graduate and undergraduate level. To help the board gauge alumni interest in and availability for the various programs being considered, please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire at

Researcher Lands $3.1M Grant To Test App To Reduce Maternal Depression In Low-Income Moms

Dr. Kathleen Bagget will test the effectiveness of combining two programs in a mobile phone application to decrease maternal depression and build parenting skills that promote infant social communication and emotional competencies. Read more...

School Wins $1M Grant To Develop mHealth Tool To Reduce Smoking Rates In China, Vietnam

Dean Michael Eriksen and Dr. Jidong Huang will lead a team developing cellphone messaging programs designed to help smokers kick the habit in two countries where smoking rates among men are some of the highest in the world. Read more...

New Lecture Series Named In Honor of John Lutzker

The school has established a new lecture series to honor the career of Dr. John R. Lutzker, founding director of The Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development and a Distinguished University Professor. The John R. Lutzker Lecture is being established with a $50,000 pledge from an anonymous donor. Read more...

New Scholarship Established for Master Of Public Health Students

Public health professionals Marshall Kreuter and Martha Katz have established a scholarship at the school designed to help the next generation of students like them – people who entered college with a need for financial support, and a keen interest in health equity and community engagement. Read more...
Alumni Inducted into Honorary Society 

Four Alumni were inducted into the Gamma Upsilon Chapter of the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health in May, along with a group of graduating students and faculty.

They are: Dr. Ashwini Tiwari (PhD, ’16), Cordero Tanner (MPH, ’15), Colleen McCarty (MPH, ’15) and Reginald Gooden (MPH, ’14).

Delta Omega was founded in 1924 at Johns Hopkins University to promote the study of public health, which at the time was a relatively new field. The Gamma Upsilon Chapter at Georgia State was established in 2014. Read more...

School of Public Health Jobs

Our School is growing and we have several current openings. Click the links below for details on our tenure track (TT) and non-tenure track (NTT) opportunities:

Are you launching a broader job search,
or just looking to connect?

If you're on the hunt for a new position in public health, interested in sharing job leads with other alumni of our school, or if you just want to connect, you have several options:

Have you missed an Alumni newsletter?

Click here to go to our Alumni news hub and get caught up!

Show Your Public Health Pride!

We have a virtual Lands' End store where alumni and friends can purchase a wide variety of clothing and other items with the School of Public Health logo. The link is:
Want to suggest an item for the next alumni e-newsletter? Click here.
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