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THE INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC AND PREVENTIVE HEALTH ACKNOWLEDGE THAT MANY OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEMS THAT OUR FACULTY AND STAFF ARE DEVOTED TO ADDRESSING (CORRECTIONAL HEALTH, HEALTH DISPARITIES, CHRONIC DISEASE, INFECTIOUS DISEASE, SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS) ARE EXACERBATED BY THE SYSTEMIC AND INSTITUTIONALIZED RACISM THAT PERVADES OUR NATION.  AS AN INSTITUTE WE ARE COMMITTED TO DOING OUR PART TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE THROUGH OUR TEACHING, OUR RESEARCH, OUR SERVICE TO OTHERS, OUR HIRING PRACTICES, AND THROUGH THE WAY THAT WE INTERACT WITH EVERYONE WE ENCOUNTER.  FOR MORE INFORmaTION ON RACISM AS A PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE, PLEASE SEE THE FOLLOWING LINKS.





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DR. Wilcox JOINS IPPH, WELCOME!

Melanie WilcoxShe earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University at Albany, and recently served as the Director of Doctoral Training in counseling psychology at Oklahoma State University. She currently serves as Chair of the American Psychological Association Board of Educational Affairs, as well as on APA CEO Dr. Arthur Evans' Opioid Advisory Group. Her research primarily focuses on multicultural psychotherapy and training, racial and socioeconomic inequity, Whiteness, and antiracism. She is also a licensed psychologist with expertise in cultural issues such as race, socioeconomic status, and LGBTQIA+ issues, addiction, and psychological assessment. When not working, she has two dogs and two cats whom she adores, and loves to travel and spend time at the beach or hiking.


 

Dr. Coughlin was featured on WJBF's The Means Report "CLEAR DISPARITIES IN COVID-19 CASES AMONG MINORITIES" 

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Dr. Islam was featured in an Augusta Chronicle Article "COLON CANCER SCREENING GETS BOOST IN AUGUSTA, ALBANY FROM NEW GRANT"



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Institute of Public and Preventive Health

Health Sciences Campus

Pavilion III

CJ2300

1120 15th Street
Augusta, GA 30912

706-721-1104

ipph@augusta.edu

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