Master of Public Health Degree

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health program is to prepare current and future professionals through accredited education, research, and service to improve the health of communities in eastern Ohio and beyond. The mission is accomplished through collaboration among its partner universities and agencies. (7/28/14)

Vision: Globally-oriented leaders, educators, and practitioners engaged in their community and responsive to public health needs at the regional, national, and international levels. (8/19/14)

Values:

  • Improving the quality of life and health of the entire community.
  • Engaging in collaborative behavior that models as well as educates.
  • Achieving student excellence through applying evidence-based practices.
  • Fostering leadership, accountability and ethical behavior.
  • Protecting the environmental through education and being a role model.
  • Advancing inclusiveness.
  • Committing to lifelong learning. (9/30/14)

Diversity statement

Perspectives, backgrounds, and cultures contribute to the diversity of the CEOMPH community. the program recognizes the rich dimensions each individual contributes to the education, research, and service mission. CEOMPH promotes the value of differences and inclusion through interactions among its students, faculty, staff, and stakeholders. Finally, the program energizes and supports all who seek to promote the importance of health and quality of life as human rights. (7/28/14)

Goals

  • Administration–to enhance the CEOMPH’s overall capacity by providing programming that facilitates student, faculty, and staff success, incorporating community considerations.
  • Education–to educate public health students and professionals to improve health and well-being in their communities and succeed in their careers.
  • Research–to advance interdisciplinary research in environmental, social, and individual determinants of health.
  • Service–to promote effective public health practice through collaboration with communities and service activities. (8/12/14)

The Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health (CEOMPH) has been accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) since 2003. In 2009 CEOMPH was re-accredited for seven years. Our last site visit was 2016, and we received a decision of full accreditation for the next 7 years! Our next site visit will likely be in 2025. We will keep everyone posted as we continue strategic planning and continue working on accreditation efforts.

Below is a listing of the committees in the Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health (CEOMPH) program. Student representatives from each class are members of the Program Coordinating Council and the Curriculum Committee.

Governing Bodies

  • Governing Council
  • Program Coordinating Council

Advisory Committees

  • Office of Public Health Practice
  • Fiscal Issues Committee

Operational Committees

  • Admissions Committee
  • Curriculum Committee
  • Faculty Appointment and Development Committee

Student Groups

  • Interuniversity Public Health Interest Group
  • Student Networking Group

Founded in 1924, Delta Omega is the honorary society for graduate studies in public health. It celebrates excellent academic achievement, devotion to public health principles and outstanding service in public health.

At the 2004 meeting of the American Public Health Association, the National Council of Delta Omega approved the Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health chapter, Alpha Chi. Chapters elect new members each year from four groups: students who are candidates for a graduate degree in public health, faculty members, alumni actively engaged in public health work, and honorary members possessing exceptional qualifications.

Election to membership is based on outstanding performance–scholarship for students, teaching and research for faculty members, and community service for alumni. Election to membership in Delta Omega is intended to recognize merit and encourage further excellence in and devotion to public health work. The charter members of the Alpha Chi chapter of Delta Omega were inducted at the May 14, 2005 spring celebration.

Student Inductions

Eligible student members for induction are students who have graduated the summer before to spring of the year of induction (7/1-6/30). The MPH program submits names of students who have graduated or expected to graduate in the last year to the Delta Omega Alpha Chi Chapter nominating committee.

  • 2023: Mia Botkins (2021)
  • 2023: Darcy Loviscek (2021)
  • 2023: Isabel Stoeber (2021)
  • 2022: Karen Larwin (2017)
  • 2022: Hannah Welsh (2020)
  • 2021: Arwa Alniemi (2018)
  • 2021: Justin Jickess (2018)
  • 2021: Ann Ramer (2019)
  • 2021: Zachary Schmidt (2018)
  • 2020: Hebah Hussain (2018)
  • 2020: Elizabeth Mazur (2017)
  • 2020: Thanmayi Panguluri (2017)
  • 2020: April Verdi (2016)
  • 2019: Christine Barrett (2014)
  • 2019: Elyse Bierut (2017)
  • 2019: Kirsten Boes (2016)
  • 2019: Akanksha Dadlani (2017)
  • 2019: Cooper Johnson (2017)
  • 2019: Jennifer Pesarchick (2017)
  • 2018: Naseem Amirmokhtari (2016)
  • 2018: Mary Ellen Liang (2015)
  • 2018: Rachel McGrath (2016)
  • 2017: Ashley Bukach (2014)
  • 2017: Austin Hilt (2015)
  • 2016: Chelsey Bruce (2014)
  • 2016: Michelle Edison (2014)
  • 2015: Gina Chicotel (2012)
  • 2015: John Lisko (2010)
  • 2015: Jessica Podnar (2012)
  • 2014: Andrea Aaby, MPH (2011)
  • 2014: Elizabeth Atchison, MPH (2010)
  • 2014: Kelsey Graf, MPH (2012)
  • 2012: Bolanle Adepoju, MPH (2009)
  • 2012: Melinda Willard, MPH (2009)
  • 2011: Kelly Engelhart, RN, BSN, MPH (2006)
  • 2011: Abrea Johnson-Giallombardo, MPH (2008)
  • 2011: Daniel M. Mix, MPH (2009)
  • 2010: Rick L. Miller, MPH, RS (2006)
  • 2010: Katherine Ritchey, MPH (2008)
  • 2010: Stanley R. “Rick” Young, MS, MPH (2007)
  • 2009: Moira Faris, MPH (2007)
  • 2009: Robert Flora, MD, MBA, MPH (2006)
  • 2008: Ronald Southerland, MPH (2005)
  • 2007: Mary Jane Esber, MD, MA, MPH (2004)
  • 2007: Alyce Rauchenstein, MD, MPH (2005)
  • 2006: Ron Graham, MPH (2003)
  • 2006: John Rindy, MPH (2003)
  • 2005: Angela DeJulius, MD, MPH (2002)
  • 2005: Lana Ilain, MPH (2001)
  • 2005: Karen Keaton, RN, MPH (2000)
  • 2005: Peter Mazzone, MD, MPH (1999)

Alumni Inductions

Alumni who wish to be nominated should send their CV’s or resumes to the MPH office at pubhlth@neoucom.edu by April 15. These will be forwarded to the Delta Omega Alpha Chi Chapter nominating committee for consideration.

  • 2018: D. Andrew Ferguson, MPH (2006)
  • 2010: Lena Grafton, MPH, CHES (2003)
  • 2009: Devon Donahue, MPH (2004)
  • 2008: Cara Bondi, MPH (2005)
  • 2008: Jonah Long, MPH (2005)
  • 2008: Paul Novak, MPH (1999)
  • 2008: Mary Helen Smith, MPH (2004)
  • 2008: Krista Bader Sapp, MPH (2001)
  • 2007: Wendy Cameron, MPH (1999)
  • 2007: Rosmarie Kelly, PhD, MPH (1999)
  • 2007: Iris Meltzer, MA, MPH (1999)
  • 2007: Melissa Zullo, MA, MPH (1999)
  • 2006: Aaron Bohannon, MPH (2001)
  • 2006: John Gwinn, PhD, MPH (1999)
  • 2006: Jennifer Keagy, MPH (2000)
  • 2006: Susan Kovach, MPH (2000)
  • 2006: Juneous Pettijohn, MPH (2000)

Faculty Inductions

  • 2010: Alexander Sergeev, MD, PhD, MPH
  • 2009: Marguerite Erme, DO, MPH
  • 2008: G. Andy Chang, PhD
  • 2007: Matthew Adeyanju, PhD, MPH
  • 2006: Kathleen Akpom, PhD, MPH

Honorary Member Inductions

  • 2009: DuWayne O. Porter, MPH, RS
  • 2008: Jonathan T. Jenney, MA, CHES
  • 2007: Tom Quade, MA, MPH
  • 2006: Amy Lee, MD, MPH, MBA
  • 2006: T. Jean Byrne, PhD
  • 2006: C. William Keck, MD, MPH

Students, faculty and community faculty are honored each year in a spring celebration. Awards include outstanding student, outstanding faculty, outstanding community faculty, outstanding community preceptor, and outstanding community agency. Faculty also award students with outstanding projects. We also offer the Public Health Practice Excellence Award, meant to honor individuals demonstrating meritorious contributions to the health of the community; advancement of public health knowledge and practice; creative work of particular effectiveness in applying scientific knowledge or innovative organization work to the betterment of the community; and/or service to the CEOMPH program through provide student assistance/mentorship, resources, or guidance.

Outstanding MPH Student Award

  • 2023: Gwendolyn Richner, Class 2021
  • 2023: Isabel Stoeber, Class 2021
  • 2023: Mia Botkins, Class 2021 (nutrition track)
  • 2022: Shayna Bryant, Class 2020 (nutrition track)
  • 2022: Taylor Foster, Class 2020 (nutrition track)
  • 2022: Matthew Dee, Class 2020
  • 2021: Rachael Bucey Leopold 2019
  • 2020: Ann Walters, Class 2018
  • 2019: Amanda Walsh, Class 2017
  • 2018: Wendy Regoeczi, Class 2016
  • 2017: Austin Hilt, Class 2015
  • 2017: Mary Ellen Liang, Class 2015
  • 2016: Chelsey Bruce, Class 2014
  • 2015: Ayman Saleh, Class 2013
  • 2014: Kelsey Graf, Class 2012
  • 2013: Sarah Kelling, Class 2011
  • 2012: Cynthia Ferch, Class 2010
  • 2011: Daniel M. Mix, Class 2009
  • 2010: Carrie Rubin, Class 2008
  • 2009: Homer Skinner, Class 2007
  • 2008: Robert Flora, Class 2006
  • 2007: Alyce Rauchenstein, Class 2005
  • 2006: Christopher Kolbash, Class 2004
  • 2005: Michelle Chyatte, Class 2003
  • 2004: Angela DeJulius, Class 2002
  • 2003: Lana Ilain, Class 2001
  • 2002: Karen Keaton, Class 2000
  • 2001: John Gwinn and Peter Mazzone, Class 1999

Project Excellence Awards

  • 2023: Shayn Bryant–best project presented at a national conference (Teaching Prevention 2023)
  • 2023: Laurie Hamame–most likely project to have statewide impact
  • 2023: Darcy Loviscek–best qualitative study
  • 2023: Isabel Stoeber–best mixed methods study
  • 2022: Aditi Deshmukh—best collaborative mixed methods project
  • 2022: Rachael Neptune—best collaborative mixed methods project
  • 2022: Rosemarie Driscoll—best mixed methods study on a diverse population
  • 2022: Hannah Welsh—best publishable project
  • 2022: Sara Lom—best environmental health study with an interprofessional team
  • 2021: Elizabeth DeCaro–most improved and project with best response rate
  • 2021: Dania El-Shaar–most diverse team and innovative methods
  • 2021: Katelyn Gonczy–most unique, in a clinical setting
  • 2021: Ann Ramer–best implemented community project for an at risk vulnerable population
  • 2021: Ann Walter–best community/public health integration project resulting in publication

Outstanding MPH Faculty Award

  • 2023: G. Andy Chang, PhD
  • 2022: Kristin Baughman, PhD
  • 2022: Amy Lee, MD, MPH, MBA
  • 2022: Christine Schneider, PhD
  • 2021: Rebecca Fischbein, PhD
  • 2021: Amy Lee, MD, MPH, MBA
  • 2020: Amy Lee, MD, MPH, MBA
  • 2019: Kristin Baughman, PhD
  • 2019: Kim Trowbridge, MEd, MCHES
  • 2018: Rachael Pohle-Krauza, PhD, RDN, LD
  • 2017: Kristen Baughman, PhD
  • 2016: Don Allensworth-Davies, PhD, MSc, CPH
  • 2015: Alexander Sergeev, MD, PhD, MPH
  • 2015: Amy Lee, MD, MPH, MBA
  • 2014: Don Allensworth-Davies, PhD, MSc
  • 2014: Rachael Pohle-Krauza, PhD, RD, LD
  • 2013: G. Andy Chang, Ph.D.
  • 2012: Alexander V. Sergeev, M.D., Ph.D., MPH
  • 2011: G. Andy Chang, Ph.D.
  • 2010: G. Andy Chang, Ph.D.
  • 2009: G. Andy Chang, Ph.D.
  • 2008: Alexander V. Sergeev, M.D., Ph.D., MPH
  • 2007: G. Andy Chang, Ph.D.
  • 2007: Amy Lee, M.D., MPH
  • 2006: Brenda Stevenson Marshall, Ph.D., MPH
  • 2005: G. Andy Chang, Ph.D.
  • 2004: T. Jean Byrne, Ph.D.
  • 2003: Kathleen Akpom, Ph.D., MPH
  • 2002: T. Jean Byrne, Ph.D.
  • 2001: T. Jean Byrne, Ph.D.
  • 2001: C. William Keck, M.D., MPH
  • 2001: Brenda Stevenson Marshall, Ph.D., MPH

Outstanding MPH Community Faculty Award

  • 2023: Mark Adams, RS, MPH
  • 2022: Mark Adams, RS, MPH
  • 2021: Mark Adams, RS, MPH
  • 2021: Ron Graham, RD, LD, MPH
  • 2020: Mark Adams, RS, MPH
  • 2019: Mark Adams, RS, MPH
  • 2018: Mark Adams, RS, MPH
  • 2017: Ronald Dwinnells, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAP
  • 2016: Ronald Dwinnells, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAP
  • 2015: Ronald Dwinnells, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAP
  • 2014: Ronald Dwinnells, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAP
  • 2013: Ronald Dwinnells, M., MBA, CPE, FAAP
  • 2012: Ronald Dwinnells, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAP
  • 2011: DuWayne Porter, MPH, RS
  • 2010: Marguerite Erme, DO, MPH
  • 2009: DuWayne Porter, MPH, RS
  • 2008: DuWayne Porter, MPH, RS
  • 2007: Ronald Dwinnells, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAP
  • 2006: DuWayne Porter, MPH, RS

Community Preceptor Award

  • 2023: Jessica Romeo, MHHS, RDN, LD
  • 2023: Erin Bishop, MPH
  • 2022: Janet Raber
  • 2021: Sarah Lowry
  • 2020: Greta Lax, MS
  • 2019: Garrett Hart
  • 2018: Rosemary Ferraro, RN and Becky Lehman, MPH, CHES
  • 2017: Patricia Sweeney, JD, MPH, RN
  • 2016: Amanda Archer, MPH
  • 2015: Bill Zawiski
  • 2014: Nairmeen Haller, PhD
  • 2013: Charles Hammer, MS, RS
  • 2012: Ron Graham, RD, LD, MPH
  • 2011: Thomas Quade, MA, MPH
  • 2010: William Franks, RS, MPH
  • 2009: Iris Meltzer, MA, MPH

Community Agency Award

  • 2023: St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, Nutrition Department
  • 2023: Youngstown City Health District
  • 2022: NEOMED SOAR Student-Run Free Clinic
  • 2021: Lake County General Health District
  • 2020: LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland
  • 2019: Asian Services in Action, Inc.
  • 2018: Portage County Combined General Health District
  • 2017: Mahoning County District Board of Health
  • 2016: Canton City Health Department
  • 2015: One Health Ohio
  • 2014: Lake County General Health District
  • 2013: Athens City-County Health Department
  • 2012: Summa Health System
  • 2011: Akron Children’s Hospital
  • 2010: Akron Health Department
  • 2009: Cuyahoga County Board of Health

CEOMPH Award for Public Health Practice Excellence

  • 2023: Catherine Oakar, MPH
  • 2022: Marie Curry, JD, MPH
  • 2021: Iris Meltzer, MA, MPH
  • 2020: Amy Acton, MD, MPH
  • 2019: Earl Pike, MA
  • 2018: Michael Byun, MPH
  • 2017: Marguerite Erme, DO, MPH
  • 2016: Representative Kathleen Clyde and Representative Emilia Sykes
  • 2015: C. William Keck, MD, MPH
  • 2014: Mark H. Adams, MPH, RS
  • 2013: Thomas Quade, MA, MPH
  • 2012: Gene Nixon, RS, MPA
  • 2011: Terry Allan, RS, MPH
  • 2010: Meenakshi Sundaram, M.D., MPH
  • 2009: James M. Adams, RS, MPH and Matthew A. Stefanak, MPH
  • 2008: Senator Grace L. Drake and Senator Harry Meshel

Special Recognition for Contribution to Public Health Award

  • 2013: Thomas Quade, MA, MPH
  • 2012: Matthew Stefanak, MPH

Contact

Amy Lee, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A
Program Director
Phone: 330.325.6164
Email: afl@neomed.edu

Master of Public Health

College of Graduate Studies