News and Events


July 20, 2021

Student/faculty partnerships to pursue projects that improve health equity and outcomes in diverse populations

Five interprofessional teams of students and faculty mentors will soon start their work as part of the inaugural cohort of The Ohio State University’s new Health Equity Scholars Program.

June 25, 2021

Decorated researcher and professor takes helm for fall issue of BHAC Journal


The National Consortium for Building Healthy Academic Communities (BHAC) announced that Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN, from The Ohio State University College of Nursing will serve as the next editor-in-chief of its biannual journal.

June 16, 2021

By Timiya S. Nolan, PhD, APRN-CNP, ANP-BC, Joshua J. Joseph, MD, MPH, and Darrell M. Gray II, MD, MPH

By the year 2045, those identifying as Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) will no longer be the minority of the U.S. population (U. S. Department of Commerce Economics Statistics Administration, 2017). BIPOC, specifically Black or African American people, also face higher rates of morbidity and mortality than non-Hispanic White people related to chronic diseases like cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

June 15, 2021

Review of current best evidence led by scientists at The Ohio State University

Healthcare scientists at The Ohio State University’s Office of the Chief Wellness Officer, College of Nursing and College of Public Health have released new, evidence-based recommendations based on current best evidence that can help organizers of professional meetings and events return to in-person gatherings safely.

May 19, 2021

by Pat Ford-Roegner

Lurking right behind the COVID-19 pandemic is another major killer: the seemingly unstoppable incidences of violence by Americans on one another. Most recently, we witnessed senseless shootings in areas including Atlanta, Austin, Boulder, Chicago, Columbus, Indianapolis, Kenosha, WI and Orange County, CA. Major cities are experiencing a steep rise in gun violence. My hometown of Philadelphia reels daily from violence. Innocent children are frequent victims.

The events themselves are horrific, but only part of the story.