Photos and Events

2018 MPH Graduation Recognition And Award Ceremony

On May 11, 2018, from 5:00 pm -7:00 pm, the College of Public Affairs Department and the MPH Department hosted  35 attendants(including MPH Graduates and their families) in the PAC Restaurant to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments made this year by our MPH students.  The evening began with introductions by the Chair of the MPH Department, Dr. Josiah Alamu. He welcomed the guests and then he invited Dean Robert Smith, of the College of Public Affairs to give a short remark to the graduating students. After the short remarks, we were all invited to join the students, faculty and friends to a delicious dinner and a cash bar.  Shortly after desert was served, Dean Smith did the honors of presenting awards to several of our students: 1) 2018 Outstanding MPH Students Awards went to: Dr. Tamer Hudali, Daniel Bitner & Christopher Vemagiri Marbaniang 2) Highest Comprehensive Exam Score went to: Robert Thompson.  

From left to right: Lutfun Nahar, Pyae Kyaw , Christopher Vemagiri, Daniel Bitner, Lauren Slomer, Lusiana Galindo, Bredina Coale, Regina Adigwe, Robert Thompson, Fulera Salami(not in photo), Greg Olsen (not in photo), Isa Adamu(not in photo), Maddy Madson (not in photo), Tamer Hudali(not in photo) and Jessica Green(not in photo)


Photos From the UIS Online Brunch on May 12, 2018

American Public Health Association 2017 AEC Presentation

Dr. Chen’s research team (including an MPH student, Hinal Patel and MPH alum, Julie Pryde – Director of CUPHD) will make an oral presentation at APHA 2017 in Atlanta.  This presentation is an extension of a project that was presented at the IPHA 75th Annual Meeting & Illinois Oral Health Conference: Public Health on the Cutting Edge. Please follow this link to the abstract and time/location of the presentation.



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American Lung Association Presentation

MPH graduate students Joshua Huber and Veenu Khubnani conducted a poster poster presentation on COPD Self Management Education: Strategies for Better Clinical Outcomes and Quality of Life in American Lung Association-Lung Force Expo held on May 4th, 2016 in Oakbrook IL.

April was observed as National Minority Health Month by MPH@UIS!

MPH minority health week group pic  Master Public Health faculty and students 
The theme for 2016 “Accelerating Health Equity for the Nation,” was chosen to raise awareness of the health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minorities and how we are working together to accelerate health equity.


IMG_1939 MPH Chair, Dr. Josiah Alamu convened the symposium

Healthier communities mean lower health care costs, which translate into a stronger economy and a more productive, competitive America.





CPR This year (2016) 13 MPH Public Health Club members got CPR certified

The series of training sessions were a collaboration with Red Cross club on campus.



MPH GPSI Students


MPH GPSI Interns 

These Master of Public Health Students were recognized at the annual breakfast meeting of the Graduate Public Service program (GPSI). MPH Chair,Dr. Josiah Alamu was also in attendance with Michael Rosenberger, Rahul G Patel, Christopher Vemagiri, Josiah Alamu, Alan Robin Jossy D’souza, Tarun Krothapalli, Biniyam Berhanu, Darrah Dunlap, and Allison Rump.

FullSizeRender Several MPH Students are Now Red Cross First Aid Certified!
The Red Cross First-aid Training class was held on campus on Sunday April 17. To be eligible for free training students must attended the club meetings and sign-up for the event.

Illinois Environmental Health Association

Central Chapter Conference

March 31, 2015
March 31, 2015

Dr. Alamu Celebrates his Tenure with Colleagues

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April 15, 2015

Dr. Shahram Heshmat Retires!

Dr. Shahram Heshmat Retires! MPH Faculty sent Dr. Heshmat off with a luncheon held at Chesapeake Seafood House on May 13, 2014. He is retiring after 26 years with the University, but will still teach occasionally as an Adjunct. Dr. Heshmat’s specialty was Health Economics and some of the courses he taught included Addiction, Public Health Economics, Food and Health and Human Well-Being. Dr. Heshmat will be greatly missed by faculty, staff and students. Best wishes!!

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