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Public Health Reports Webinar – Characterizing the Growth of the Undergraduate Public Health Major, 1992 – 2012

Public Health Reports and the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, is presenting a free webinar for all public health professionals. The webinar titled Characterizing the Growth of the Undergraduate Public Health Major, 1992 – 2012 will be held on Wednesday, September 16 from 1– 2 p.m. Eastern. According to a study by the de Beaumont Foundation and the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, public health is one of the fastest growing undergraduate majors in the United States with the number of majors increasing 750 percent over the last twenty years. This webinar features authors of the study presenting data from the National Center for Education Statistics that documents the growth of and examines demographic trends within this growing population. The latest available data will be presented. The results raise many questions about the impact these students have after graduation. Featured in the January/February 2015 issue of Public Health Reports, On Academics: Characterizing the Growth of the Undergraduate Public Health Major: U.S., 1992–2012, presenters for this webinar include authors Dr. Craig Blakely, Dean of the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences; Dr. Jonathon P. Leider, research and evaluation consultant at the de Beaumont Foundation; and Ms. Christine Plepys, director of data analytics at the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health. To register for this webinar on Wednesday, September 16, from 1-2 p.m. ET click here.

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The PHR Meet the Author webinar series offers a unique forum to discuss current topics in public health. Each webcast focuses on an issue recently highlighted in a Public Health Report‘s article or commentary. During the webinar the author and distinguished guests will present the topic and then take your questions. All webinars are approved for one-hour of Certified in Public Health (CPH) continuing education credits, are archived and can be viewed or downloaded at any time.  Questions? Contact Ms. Erin Williams at ewilliams@aspph.org.

The official journal of the U.S. Public Health Service and the U.S. Surgeon General since 1878, PHR serves as an informative and accessible resource for practitioners, professors, scholars, and students of public health. Published in collaboration with the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), the bi-monthly, peer-reviewed journal provides important research and presents key discussions on the major issues confronting the public health community. For full access to current content, visit the Public Health Reports website to subscribe.