Public Health Journal Club

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Meetings:

Join us virtually once a month, look out for invitations and zoom links sent via e-mail!

History:

The University of Miami (UM) Epidemiology Journal Club (EJC) was formally launched by three doctoral students and the PhD in Epidemiology Program director, Dr. WayWay Hlaing, in 2015. The EJC is a student-led organization that facilitates critical thinking and dialogue about issues related to advanced epidemiologic research methods, novel analytic techniques, practical applications of epidemiologic research, and important trends in the field of public health practice and epidemiology. Through a combination of student-led presentations, faculty support, and general discussion, the EJC specifically aims to provide members with opportunities to enhance skills in current epidemiologic methods and communications. The EJC has morphed into Public Health Journal Club (PHJC) in 2019.

Our Purpose:

The UM Public Health Journal Club (PHJC) formerly known as the Epidemiology Journal Club (EJC) is a student-led organization that provides an inclusive environment for all public health graduate students to learn about and discuss current topics in public health sciences, through peer discussion, review of peer-reviewed journal articles published in the scientific literature, and through interdisciplinary collaboration. The EJC evolved and expanded to the PHJC to incorporate the importance of team science and interdisciplinary work. The PHJC facilitates critical thinking and dialogue about issues related to advanced research methods, novel analytic techniques, practical applications of research, and important trends in the field of public health.

Our Objectives:

Through a combination of student-faculty discussion, and student-led and faculty-guided presentations, the PHJC specifically aims to provide members with opportunities to achieve the following:

  1. Expand understanding of modern study design, methodology, and analysis
  2. Gain experience in the critical evaluation of published research articles
  3. Improve proficiency in analyzing and interpreting findings reported in the scientific literature
  4. Stay informed of current advances in public health research and practice
  5. Further develop the skills necessary to present research findings to an academic audience
  6. Stimulate analytical thinking and disseminate novel findings among public health students at UM
  7. Promote communication between students, faculty, and researchers within the Department of Public Health Sciences and across related UM graduate programs
  8. Improve communication to the general public in public health research and practice

Leadership: 

PHJC President: Cho Hee Shrader, cshrader@miami.edu; Co-President: Ariana Johnson, alj74@miami.edu

Director: Dr. Mariano Kanamori; Co-Director: Dr. WayWay Hlaing