5 things to know about Mason's College of Public Health
Dean Perry spoke with the Washington Business Journal about future plans for the College of Public Health, including workforce development and fundraising initiatives. Read the article here.
- February 23, 2024Dean Perry speaks with Dr. Debora Goldberg about her research on health care worker burnout and holistic interventions to improve the mental health, safety, and well-being of this population.
- New study of adolescents and young adults reveals that cognitive disabilities and major depressive episodes increase the risk of nicotine vapingFebruary 19, 2024Adolescents and young adults are increasingly using e-cigarettes, also known as nicotine vaping. A new study led by Gilbert Gimm, associate professor in Mason’s College of Public Health, found that a greater share of adolescents and young adults with cognitive disabilities engaged in past-month nicotine vaping compared to those without a disability.
- A growing number of at-risk youth with intellectual disability and autism in the U.S. foster care systemFebruary 16, 2024New research published in JAMA Pediatrics shows a growing number of at-risk youth with intellectual disability and autism in the U.S. foster care system.
- Virginia’s health and well-being starts with strong food and nutrition policy, says Mason Department of Nutrition and Food StudiesFebruary 15, 2024Nutrition and Food Studies students and faculty traveled to Richmond in support of the Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Legislative Day.
- February 15, 2024Assistant Professor in Mason's College of Public Health Department of Social Work, takes time during Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (February) to offer tips for parents to help their teens navigate safe relationships.
- February 14, 2024New Faculty Collaborate Over Dinner
- February 9, 2024Funding from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) will create the School Nurse Leadership Academy, a first-of –its-kind program dedicated to fostering leadership in school nursing.
- February 7, 2024Online MSN program ranks number 49 nationally, 34 among public universities, and 18 for veterans
- February 5, 2024Kayla Moore sees testing for sexually transmitted diseases as a key part of public health, and the doorway to a healthy community. Moore is currently getting her Master of Clinical Social Work at George Mason University’s College of Public Health, and in recognition of the 25th anniversary of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, has organized a two-part event at Mason’s Fairfax Campus that speaks to public health.
- February 5, 2024Study recommends supporting school nurses’ vaccination efforts to increase vaccination rates and reduce HPV-related cancers.
- Low energy, high fatigue, and increased alcohol use may be early signs of declining mental health in nursesFebruary 1, 2024Mason researchers address a gap in research about the mental health burden on nurses by studying the association between energy, fatigue, anxiety, and depression. Learning the causes of declining mental health can lead to better support systems for nurses.
- Associate Professor Denise Hines educates FBI personnel on the realities of male victims of domestic violenceJanuary 31, 2024Denise Hines, associate professor in the College’s Department of Social Work, was the keynote speaker at an FBI event for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The FBI entitled the event: “Men: An Underrepresented Victim.”
Public Health in the Media
- July 18, 2023
- The Hill: Jenna Krall is quoted in an op-ed about smoke from the Canadian wildfires that recently blanketed the East CoastJuly 17, 2023
- The Connection Newspapers: Jenna Krall quoted about Northern Virginia’s air quality reaching hazardous levels.June 14, 2023
- June 7, 2023
- June 2, 2023
Public Health In the George
- February 5, 2024
- January 24, 2024
- November 7, 2023
- September 20, 2023
- Innovate for Good: Mason Professor continues study of social media intervention for Chinese American caregivers with grant from NIH National Institute on AgingSeptember 1, 2023