UGA Public Health

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April 21, 2020

Class of 2020 Request

For everyone that had applied to graduate for spring or summer 2020, you should have received an email this week asking for photos and videos. If you have not applied and need that information, please email

CPH In The Media: Dr. Proctor

Outdoor activities such as running, walking and biking are experiencing a surge in popularity as social distancing guidelines for the pandemic have taken hold.

Chrissy Proctor, a clinical assistant professor in health promotion and behavior at #UGAPublicHealth, provided insights for runners who want to know how to stay safe on the jog for Women's Running Magazine.

Get in on the Research

Thank you all for your previous participation in our Field Epidemiology (EPID7410) class surveys. Due of the excellent response we received in our previous request, we would like to ask for your help with one more survey. As we mentioned before, the original design of these surveys was for students to recruit other UGA students for a face-to-face interview, which is now impossible due to the current COVID – 19 situation. Below is a link for a single additional survey that you are invited to take. Of course your participation is voluntary and all information collected will remain anonymous.

Among UGA students, is caffeine consumption associated with quality of sleep?

If you have questions about the survey or the class, please contact Dr. Cordero via email:

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MPH Poster Session


Join us for a two day event by visiting the College's Kaltura Channel, where each MPH Capstone student has prepared a five minute poster showcase. Feel free to visit any student's room, leave comments, and invite others!





The Kaltura channel is accessible to anyone, no password necessary! Simply click the link below, or cut/paste to your preferred web browser.

Webinar: Matriculating into a Masters Program (MPH, MSPH, etc)

Webinar Hosts:

Vanessa Da Costa is a Global Epidemiology PHI/CDC Fellow at CDC South Africa and the Founder of Chilombo Global Career Services. She holds a Master of Public Health degree in Global Epidemiology from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.

Frances Dean is a CDC assignee stationed at DC Health working on Viral Hepatitis Surveillance and is the founder of Create, Critique and Revise Wizard. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion from The University of Georgia: College of Public Health.

The Webinar Series information below that you can share with your network:

Name of Series: Thriving In Public Health

Webinar #1: Matriculating into a Masters Program (MPH, MSPH, etc)

Date: Thursday, April 30, 2020 9pm U.S. EST

Presenters: Vanessa Da Costa & Frances Dean

Location: Virtual- Google Hangouts (Sign-up or RSVP for link)



Please do let us know if you’re interested in sharing this information!

Vanessa Da Costa, MPH (Founder, Chilombo Global Career Services, LLC)

Frances Dean, BSHP, MPHprec, MSWprec (Founder, Create Critique Revise Wizard, LLC)

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Public health hackathon produces COVID-19 resources

In the last few days before instruction resumed at the University of Georgia, over 90 public health students were hard at work crafting infographics, data visualizations, policy briefs and even Tik Toks – all in aid of supporting communities with useful, evidence-based information on COVID-19.

“I have already received requests from nonprofits, local government, faith organizations and philanthropy for the materials produced,” said Adams. “I have no doubt that our students have made a contribution to the public’s health and the many organizations that are pushing information out to communities across our state.”

Explore the public health COVID-19 Virtual Hackathon projects here.

Senior Signature for Tate Center Plaque - Deadline Extended to June 30th

All May, August and December 2020 undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to include their name on the plaque. The deadline has been extended to June 30th. The first Senior Signature plaque was created in 1991 with just a few hundred signatures. Today, thousands of graduating students make a difference by donating a minimum $50 gift to the university. This gift includes a designation option so that graduates can give to any school, college, department, program, or scholarship that has had a personal impact on them during their time at UGA.
Sign-up online:

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