UB Health Impact Spring 2022

What We Eat, How We Feel SPHHP researchers reveal how nutrition affects—and can improve—health.

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From the Dean

  • Spring 2022
    Societal inequities are such strong drivers of health disparities in our country, and the inequity in people’s access to food, and specifically nutritious food options, is no exception.
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A young adult eats a healthy meal from a white plate with a fork.


  • A Dream Realized, A Partnership Formed
    For Natalie Barnhard and her dream of a gym for people with spinal cord injury, the right puzzle pieces–including expertise from Department of Rehabilitation Science Chair Sue Ann Sisto, PT, MA, PhD, FACRM–fell into place at the right time.
  • Renowned Biostatistician Named SUNY Distinguished Professor
    Marianthi Markatou, PhD, professor and associate chair of research and health care informatics in the Department of Biostatistics, has been appointed to the distinguished professor rank by the SUNY Board of Trustees. The rank of distinguished professor is an order above full professorship and the highest rank in the SUNY system.

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Alumni in Focus

  • Groundbreaker’s Work in Occupational Science Established Discipline’s Credibility
    Not many people can lay claim to being a key player in the development of a scholarly discipline. Florence Clark, PhD, OTR/L ’70, FAOTA, can.
  • PhD Alumna Receives Science & Technology Policy Fellowship
    Jessica O’Neill, PhD ’21, MPH ’14, a recent doctoral degree recipient in community health and health behavior at SPHHP, has received a fellowship from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She has been placed with the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance in Washington, D.C. The bureau provides lifesaving humanitarian assistance to the world’s most vulnerable and hardest-to-reach people.
  • Alumna Alma Scully Deepens Support for Scholars
    “A girl going to college—why would you want to do that?” asked an uncle. Happily, a favorite high school science teacher’s encouragement counteracted the family skepticism, and UB alumna Alma (Coleman) Scully, EdM ’64, ended up enrolling at Hunter College in New York City, which was then tuition-free.