Larner College of medicine

Assistant Professor Thomas Delaney Sheds Light on Suicide Screening, Prevention

Promoting awareness that suicide is a public health problem is one of the most effective ways to prevent suicide. Suicide is the eighth leading cause of death in Vermont, and the state has a rate of suicide in young people that is substantially higher than the overall national rate. In the United States, about 14 […]

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Building Healthy Communities by Way of UVM’s Online Master of Public Health Program 

Shirley Callaghan took a break from studies while continuing her established career as a medical lab scientist when her son was born in 2001. After graduating from Concordia University’s School of Community and Public Affairs in Montreal, Callaghan knew she wanted to earn her master’s degree eventually. Once she began looking for an online program, she came across the UVM Master of Public […]

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How to Design Public Health Research Surveys

Surveys are one of the cornerstones of public health research. Depending on whether questions are conducted by phone, mail, online, or in person, public health surveys can be cost-effective, convenient, and generate high response rates. However, survey efforts can also encounter problems if there is a lack of adequate planning and development of a specific […]

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