SPHHP Faculty and Staff Take Roles to Share Expertise

Published November 14, 2022

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Faculty and staff in the School of Public Health and Health Professions are sharing their expertise in numerous ways.

Miranda Bosse, MPH, assistant director of graduate public health programs, has been elected co-chair of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health's (ASPPH) Student Affairs section by members of that section. Her duties include planning section activities during the ASPPH annual meeting and annual retreat, advocating for student services and activities, and discussing and enhancing student recruitment. Bosse has been participating with the section since March 2022 when she presented at her first ASPPH annual meeting.

Jo L. Freudenheim, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health, presented "How Does Alcohol Consumption Relate to Breast Cancer Risk and Survival?" during the 2022 National Conference on Alcohol and Other Substance Use in Women and Girls in October. The conference is a featured event of the NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

David Hostler, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, has been named principal and special expert of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Emergency Responders Occupational Health Committee. NFPA is the leading information and knowledge resource on fire, electrical and related hazards. The committee has primary responsibility for standards documents on occupational health, medical, and wellness requirements for emergency responders and responsibility for documents pertaining to contamination and infection control.

Kasia Kordas, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health, was named associate editor for the journal “Science of the Total Environment,” an international multi-disciplinary natural science journal for publication of novel, hypothesis-driven and high-impact research on the total environment, which interfaces the atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and anthroposphere. Kordas will be editor of articles on topics related to human exposure to toxic elements; health effects elements and their mixtures, nutrient-toxicant and diet-toxicant interactions; and the intersection of chemical and social environments.

Jessica Kruger, PhD, will serve as the new chair-elect of ASPPH's Academic Public Health Practice Section. She is the director of teaching innovation and excellence and clinical assistant professor in the Department of Community Health and Health Behavior. One of ASPPH's primary engagement groups, the section looks at ways to continuously elevate the teaching practice of public health educators, advocates for public health education and other activities.

Kim Krytus, PhD, MPH/MSW, CPH, assistant dean/director of graduate public health programs, has been elected as the new co-chair of the ASPPH's  academic affairs section by members of that section. The co-chairs are a triumvirate whose duties include planning for the academic affairs section activities during the ASPPH annual March meeting and the annual June retreat, and advocating for ASPPH and CEPH practices and support that are needed in academic affairs roles for public health programs.

Tia Palermo, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health, Division of Health Services Policy and Practice, has been competitively selected as a member of the inaugural cohort of Girl Innovation, Research, and Learning (GIRL) Center External Research Collaborators with the Population Council. This network of global researchers works to deepen and drive research on adolescent health and development in low- and middle-income countries. Palermo is one of 12 researchers who will play a key role in establishing the program from its inception and envisions that this work will lead to joint proposals and publications.