The two new leaders for the University of Lynchburg’s Master of Public Health bring decades of broad experience as practitioners, planners, and changemakers in high-profile settings across the globe.
Master of Public Health
Sunny skies and a fresh breeze greeted families on Friday as the University of Lynchburg celebrated 430 master’s and doctoral candidates.
Dr. Jenny Hall, associate professor in the health promotion and Master of Public Health programs at the University of Lynchburg and founder of Ticks in Virginia, will lead a series of presentations, panels, and workshops on tick-borne diseases for Lyme Disease Awareness Month.
The University of Lynchburg’s Master of Public Health program has partnered with the city of Lynchburg’s parks and recreation department on a project aimed at helping area residents stay safe from tick-borne diseases.
Kayla Hugate ’20 wouldn’t know what it’s like to work at the University of Lynchburg’s Beard Center on Aging during “normal times.” A student in the Master of Public Health program, Hugate started her job as the center’s graduate assistant just last semester, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The University of Lynchburg has been recognized as part of the 2021 PLEXUSS Global Rankings. Lynchburg ranked No. 1 in Virginia for criminology programs, No. 5 for public health programs, and No. 5 for education management programs.
At home in India, Paramnistha Kanadiya ’20 MPH saw a lot of poverty, particularly among the country’s children. Wanting to do something about it led her to the University Lynchburg’s Master of Public Health program. Here, she’s gaining the knowledge and skills she’ll need to help many of these children someday through her own charitable organization.
It’s not every day that you’re disappointed by not finding a tick. Students in the University of Lynchburg Master of Public Health program recently went “tick dragging,” an activity that […]
Emily Guthrie ’18 MPH admits that her job title at the Lynchburg Health Department — environmental health technical specialist — is a “mouthful.” Add to that the fact that she is the technical consultant for the Central Virginia Health District Food program, which deals with food safety and inspections, and she’s training to be the district standardization officer, the individual who would oversee those inspections.
Two University of Lynchburg faculty members recently completed tours of Kazakhstan, where they provided training for educators, nonprofit leaders, and health care workers. The U.S. Department of State sent Erika […]