Category Archives: Thesis

Potential APE/Thesis Project

There is a project on rural health and healthcare-related transportation for Medicaid recipients. The goal is to improve rural health service access and improve healthcare provider accountability. 

Interested students can contact Dr. Judith Wold – EMAIL: judywold [at] mac [dot] com


APE or Thesis Opportunity, Time Has Chosen Us

Overview: The Time Has Chosen Us

As part of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s support for the Arts to Build COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence, Atlanta’s Out of Hand Theater is leading The Time Has Chosen Us, a project committed to increasing vaccine confidence and vaccinations among Black people who live in rural Georgia (GA). By collaborating with the GA Department of Public Health, RSPH Faculty, and a steering committee of Black leaders throughout rural GA, The Time Has Chosen Us will conduct surveys and focus groups to inform a script that will be developed into a series of digital performances shared across the state and evaluated through SMS-based text surveys for anyone who sees the performance. The narrative films will additionally be shown through livestreams and safely orchestrated in-person showings, feedback and Q&A sessions with public health officials, and the opportunity to receive the COVID vaccines on-site.

Request for Applications: RSPH Students

As a collaborative process, The Time Has Chosen Us seeks to work with RSPH students (capstones, class projects, practicums, thesis opportunities) who share our passion to increase vaccine confidence among Black people who live in rural settings in the US Southeast.

·         Timeline: Feb – August 2022, with post-project mentorship available for thesis support

·         Various Skills/Interests (students do not need to have all skills listed take part):  

o   Monitoring & evaluation, CDC reporting, grant management

o   Community needs assessment, qualitative analysis, public health messaging

o   Survey design, mHealth (SMS-text based) implementation, quantitative analysis

·         Contact:

o   Marcel Foster, MPH: Lead Evaluator, Performance Hypothesis

o   Please email resume/CV to marcel [at] performhy [dot] com


Upcoming Events

  • Charles R. Hatcher, Jr., MD. Award for Excellence in Public Health September 8, 2022 at 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Lawrence P & Ann Estes Klamon Room Event Type: Guest LecturePresentation of award to Dr. James W. Curran, MD, MPH - Emeritus Dean, Rollins School of Public HealthFollowed by Reception
  • Striving to End Liver Cancer Symposium September 29, 2022 Chapel Hill, NC Event Type: Conference / SymposiumSeries: NoSpeaker: MultipleContact Name: Joellen SchildkrautContact Email: jmschil@emory.eduLink: https://unc.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aVF8mu7OTr1QTLoThe Workshop goals are to introduce a new liver study, STRIVE. We also seek to guide research directions into liver cancer risk and progression.

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