The Annual MEZCOPH Public Health Poster Forum provides an opportunity for students conducting public health research and community-based work to network with other public health professionals from industry and regional and state governments. The goal is to promote future collaborations such as employment and research partnerships while offering students professional development opportunities in the planning of, and participation in a professional conference. The student planning group invites keynote speakers, develops promotional literature, maintains a website that provides guidance for poster creation and participant registration, and produces a forum program which includes abstracts. Students throughout the university are encouraged to present public health related posters. Posters are judged, and scholarship prizes are awarded to the best student posters.
The Annual Public Health Poster Forum will be on March 31, 2023 from 1-5 p.m. at the Drachman hall, University of Arizona!
2023 Theme: One Health
The Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health Poster Forum keynote presentation and poster presentations will be held in person. The theme this year is One Health.
Who can participate
University of Arizona graduate and undergraduate students who wish to present either:
- Original research with a public health focus or application
- Results of a community engagement, practice or service project with a public health application
- Abstracts are welcome in all areas of public health.
Submit an abstract for a poster presentation
Please visit this webpage: https://publichealth.arizona.edu/public-health-poster-forum-abstract-submission-2023
Contact persons: Samantha Werts (email@example.com) and Priyanka Ravi (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 2022 Poster Winners
2022 Research Posters
First Place: Sohail Daulat
Poster title: "Evaluation of Educational Material for Low Literacy Populations"
Second Place: Erika Austhof
Poster title: "Health and economic benefits are motivations for individual climate action"
Third Place: Priyanka Ravi
Poster title: "From isolation to vaccination: School health staff pandemic experiences in Pima County, Arizona"
2022 Community Engagement Posters
First Place: William Carson
Poster title: "IndigiWellbeingTM: Pilot of a wellbeing program grounded in Indigenous culture"
Second Place: Kerry Johnson
Poster title: "THRIVE! Community Assessment of San Luis Teen Pregnancy, STI, and Optimal Health
Third Place: Likith Surendra
Poster title: "Narcan Distribution and Education Initiative for Phoenix's Homeless Population"
- 2018 Poster Winners
2018 Research Posters
Breanne Lott - “Silo-Busting in a Health Department: Studying Intra-Organizational Collaboration”
Karen Lutrick - “Bullying and depression in Latino youth: A systematic review”
Amanda Wilson - “How much are surfaces to blame in norovirus outbreaks?”
2018 Community Engagement Posters
Kathryn Tucker - “The Role of Healthy Food Boxes in Chronic Disease Management Programs”
Juanita Trejo - “Development and Implementation of a Database for NAMI of Southern Arizona”
Lindsey Thatcher - “Cresciendo Juntos – Growing Together: Assessing Elder Hispanic Health Service Needs”
- 2017 Poster Winners
2017 Research Posters
Award for Best Example of Science in Service to Society
Laura Hegarty - “Determining the Influence of Animal Exposure on Salmonellosis in Arizona”
Award for Best Poster Highlighting Original Research
Daniel Troup - “Bioaersol Reduction with a Passive Air Treatment System in a Controlled Chamber”
2017 Community Engagement Posters
- First Place: Graciela Jauregui - “Healthy Farms/Campos Saludables”
- Second Place: Allie Kaufman, Nicole Lorona, Ariel Hayes, Joseph Moseley - “Project SHARE”
- Third Place: Kathryn Tucker - “Engaging Mothers to Break the Cycle of Poverty”
Left to right: Graciela Jauregui, Nicole Lorona, Jill Guernsey de Zapien, Kathryn Tucker, and Jean McClelland