Public Health Management & Policy

by the MPH students at Case Western Reserve University

Foreword and Introduction



A. Public Health Management

1   Clinical Decision Support Systems

by Fahhad Farukhi

2   Continuous Quality Improvement

by Leo Bennett, MD and Lee Slavin, MD, MPH

3   Health-Risk Communication

by Alicia Sokol

4   Community Needs Assessment

by Travis R. Neely

5   Leadership: An Introduction to Fundamental Concepts and      Styles

by Anne Breen

6   Medical Informatics

by Laxmi Chekuri, Fredrick Schumacher

7   Organizational Theory

by Kathryn Barzilai, RN

8   Organizing a Community Health Advocacy Coalition

by Seena Perumal and Stacie Pallotta

9   Personal Accountability

by Meghan S. McGowan, BSN

10 Public Health Communications

by Leon Hudson, Jr and Tom Cook

11 Public Health Management in Other than Regular Settings

by Jennifer Chandler

12 Risk Management in Medicine

by John J. Vargo, MD

13 Stakeholder Analysis

by Mary Ruhe

14 Strategic Planning

by Audrey E. Kinsella

15 Reduction in Medication Errors in Hospitals

by Rajeev Patel

16 Hospital-Acquired Infections

by Erin Broaddus & Rao Fu



B. Public Health Conditions


1  Current Trends in Health Care Costs

by Georgia Zachopoulos

2  The Economic Context of Healthcare

by Eva Hirwe

3  Nursing Shortage

by Joshua Muliira

4  Rational Drug Use

by Paul Kutyabami

5  Antiretroviral Therapy

by Michelle Osborn

6  Reportable Diseases

by Elizabeth Steubing

7  Environmental Health

by Jenny Panzo

8  Vaccinations

by Shoshana Weiner

9  Health and Human Rights

by Georgina Bukenya

10  Parental Decision Making - Vaccines

by Janelle Highland



C. Insurance


1  The Evolution of Medicare & Medicaid Services

by Steven J. Lonchyna

2  Insurance Modalities: Managed Care, Medicare and Medicaid

by Sahar Dar, John Brillian and Anita Arora

3  National Health Care: Exploring the Options and Possibilities

by Peter Lawson

4  Private Health Insurance

by Cherie Phillips

5  The Uninsured and Underinsured

by Lloyd Runser, Sabrina Eagan and Danielle Olds

6  Medicare Drug Law

by Tom Conlon

7  Health Savings Accounts

by Joseph Sweigart

8  Oregon Health Plan

by Stephen Hrinda

9  User Fees

by Ilya Litvak



D. Providers of Care


1  Healthcare Professionals

by Aisha Syed

2  Public Health Department Missions

by Emile I. Sabbagh

3  Sources of Healthcare (Traditional & Alternative)

by Anna Rosenfeld

4  Complimentary Medicine in the U.S.

by Tonya Passarelli

5a  Emergency Services

by Andrew Garlisi

5b  Emergency Medical Service

by Mitchell Stelzer

6  Nursing Homes

by Emma Nochomovitz

7  Podiatry

by John Waddell

8  Public Health Nursing

by Aimee Vance

9  Safety Net Providers

by Veronica Salvas

10  Free Clinics

By Catherine Weng

11  Community Health Workers

By Catherine Oakar

12  Physician House Calls

By Wayne Liang

13  Racial Concordance

By Jarvis Joiner

14  Cultural Competency

By Timothy McCue

15  Rural Surgery

By Kevin Blaine

16  Autopsy

By Kate Conway



E. Public Policy and Social Sciences


1  Genetic Testing, Insurance and Health Policy

by Marilyn McHugh and Tiffanee Wright

2  Geopolitical Borders

by Monica Nussbaum

3  HIPAA and EMTALA in Public Health

by Lynn Zondorak and Courtney McCormick

4  Medical Malpractice and Tort Reform

by Cecilia Loh

5  Orphan Drug Act

by Naureen Mirza

6  Pharmaceutical Industry

by Lisa Fardy and Chris McCoy

7  Public Health Management of Bioterrorism

by Prabhakar Parimi, MD

8  Public Health Policy and Privacy

by Gina Westmoreland

9  The Social Sciences and Public Health

by Dawn Miller, M.A.

10  Death With Dignity: The Patient’s Right to Choose

by Tzuyung Doug Kou & Laura Leone

11  Patient Privacy

by Pamela Brackett

12  Stem Cell Research

by Kassandra Auker

13  Contraception Worldwide

by Lisa Basalla

14  Harm Reduction Policies

by Elizabeth Nodine

15  Organ Transplant

by Eva Nieder

16  Cultural Anthropology

by Hillary Melchiors

17  Darwinian Medicine

by Sara Abdollahian and Ruth Magtanong

18  Healthcare Economics

by Ben Hagopian and Matt Wilson

19  Health Care Utilization: Theories and Models

by David Rebhan

20  Biosocial Communities

by Smaranda Ene



F. Public Health and Specific Diseases


1   Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Disease

by Emily Read and Swathi Thakur, MD

2   Asthma

by Destiny Nemeth

3   Autism

by Sonal Kishore

4   Dental Public Health

by Suparna Argekar, DDS and Kristin Williams, DDS

5   Diabetes: Prevention, Treatment & Maintenance

by Erin Zaletel

6   Disease Management

by Jaykumar Menon

7   Hepatitis

by Susie Sami

8   Hypertension

by Taskeen Tajuddin

9   Malaria

by David Bivins, MD

9a   Malaria Control and Prevention

by Zainab Mahmoud

10 Parity for Mental Health: History and Consequences

by Vallerie Propper and Ginger L. Pomiecko

11 Polio Eradication

by Maureen Gallagher

12 Public Health and Disaster

by Peter Odada Sumba

13 Public Health Management and Disaster Preparedness

by Kathryn Reese and Lisa Bunosky

14 Radiation Disaster

by David Bell

15 Sleep Hygiene and Sleep Disorders

by Sinziana Seicean, MD

16 Smallpox as a Bioweapon

by Fauzia Manzoor, MD

17 Stroke: A Perspective for the General Population

by Shaveta Manchanda, MD

18 Tuberculosis

by James Moratti

19 Suicide

by Joseph Galanek


by Grey

21 Chlamydia

by Jeannie Johnson-Brooks

22 Cervical Cancer

by Imelda Namagembe

22a Colorectal Cancer

by Lauren Byrne

23 Influenza

by Amy Ray

24 Cardiovascular Disease in Women

by Caryn Preston

25 Patient Empowerment

by Laura Santurri

26 Schistosomiasis

by Ilana Schmitt

27 Sickle Cell Disease

by Charles Curtis-Thomas

28   Burkitt's Lymphoma

by Michael Vander Meulen

29   Melanoma

by Elizabeth Hastings

30   Noise Pollution

by Isabelle Lane

31   Water Sanitation

by Krystel Tossone

32   Congestive Heart Failure

by Marwan Nasif

33   Peripheral Arterial Disease

by Alaa Alahmad

34   Impact of Ultraviolet Radiation (UVR) Exposure On Skin Cancer

by Tej Pareek





G. Nutrition, Diet, and Substance Abuse


1  Diet, Media Representation, and Public Health Policy

by Ashley Schneider and Aabha Jain

2  Management of Hunger in the United States

by Kathleen C. Walker RN BSN, MS RD

3  Substance Abuse and Public Policy

by Andrew S. O’ Connor DO

4  Nicotine

by Margaret Cox

5  Steroids

by Michael Yunes

6  Marijuana

by Ana Radovic

7  Foodborne Disease

by Jessica Jensen

8  Drug Abuse

by Dena M. Fisher



H. Public Health and Special Populations


1   A Glimpse into Adolescent Healthcare

by Tara Lynn Luffy-Moore

2   Adolescent Mental Health

by Michelle Nebergall, MA

3   Adolescent Violence

by Ebony Boyd

4   Reproduction and Sexual Health in Adolescents

by Adebola Akanbi

4a   Undergrad Mental Health

by Kavi Devulapalli

5   Aging

by Samira Hussney

6   American Indian and Alaska Native Healthcare

by Andrea Arendt

6a   Healthcare of Black Women

by Melinda Martin

7   Childhood Obesity

by Jeff Turell, MD

8   Children’s Health and Public Policy

by Sayo Awosika-Olumo

9   Current Issues in Women’s Health

by Veena Goud and Kristina Knight

9a   Foster Care

by Paige Boatwright

10 Immigrant and Refugee Health

by Jen Edman, MD

11 Infant Mortality

by Amy Balbierz

12 Issues in Infant and Toddler Nutrition – A Management Perspective

by Evan Howe and Beena A. Minai

13 Nursing in Public Schools in the US

by Maria Applewhite, RN

14 Population-based Medicine

by Richard M. Carpiano, M.A.

15 Promoting Wellness in the Workplace

by Nancy Slocum

16 Special Groups and Women and the Barriers they Face

by Vandana Mathur

17 Arab-Americans

by Najeh Ahmad

18 Pediatric Sexual Assault

by Mahrin Rahman

19 Asian American Culture and Health

by Yen Luong

20 Caregiving and the Elderly

by Mekeshia Bates

21 Hispanic-American Culture and Health

by Jessica Galarraga

22 Prison Healthcare

by Carla Conroy

23 Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Health and Health Disparities

by Henry Ng, MD



I. International or Global Health


1  International Health and the World Health Organization

by Amanda Perkett

2  HIV: Mother to Child Transmission

by Daphne Muzoora

2a  Children With HIV Infection

by Celia Mukulu

3  HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis

by Stefanie Woolridge

4  The Role of Non-Governmental Organizations(NGOs) in HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care

by Hormazd N. SethnaorHH

4a  HIV Therapy

by Aggrey MukoseorHH

5  Health in Uganda

by S. Saad Mahmood

5a  Uganda's ABC Model

by Hannington Muyenje

6  Global Impact of Lead Poisoning

by Anne Gifford, Lyla J. Blake-Gumbs

7  Human Trafficking

by Sharlin M. Noble & Asma Hussain

8  Diarrheal Diseases in Global Health

by Laura Janneck

9  Landmines

by Kathleen A. Kassimatis

10 Development Assistance for Health

by Sorrel Osborne

11 International Refugee Health Policy

by Maheen Quadri

12 Global Health

by Corine Sinnette & Michael Rueschman

13 African Health Care Worker Shortage

by Jeff Collins

15 Refugee Health in SSA

by Andreea Seicean



J. Personal Care for Lay People


1  Online Health Services (Helping People Help Themselves)

by Khaldoun Almhanna, MD

2  Websites

by Indrani Sivagnaniar

3  Doctor Shopping

By Jonah Stulberg




by Shereen Beruti, Christina Ferrazzano, Seema Kella, Megan Louttit, and Deanna Shuster



Environmental Health


-Prof. Dorr Dearborn

1  Vector-Borne Water Related Diseases

By Andreea Seicean

2  Water, Sanitation, and the Urban Poor of India

By David Beversluis

3  Noise and Child Cognition

By David Mark

4  Particulate Matter and Coronary Artery Disease

By Marwan Nasif

5  Pharmaceuticals in the Environment

By Kayleigh Sopko

6  Toxins in Lake Erie

By Adefunke Adedipe

7  Drinking Water

By Rabia Ahmed

8  Non-Occupational Asbestos Exposure

By Bianca Goodman

9  Environmental Racism

By Amir Raed

10  Noise Pollution in the NICU

By Stephanie Olbrych

11  Single Use Plastic Products

By Tarique Zaman

12  Fighting a Chemical War

By Vinothini Sundaram

13  Proposed DDT Use in Uganda

By Jackson Musuuza

14  Melamine Contamination of Infant Formula

By L. Dina Nshisso

15  Waste Management in Accra

By Ian A. Thompson

16  Hybrid Car Batteries

By Evan Yates

16  Radon

By Shishira Bharadwaj




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