• Podcast
  • Mar 30 2023

'Behind the Blue': Dean Heather Bush (College of Public Health)

Established in 2004, the University of Kentucky College of Public Health strives to develop transformative solutions to health challenges through teaching, research and service efforts. With Kentucky at the epicenter of some of the country’s major public health challenges, the College of Public Health is dedicated to transforming and assisting in the creation of a healthier community, state, and world for everyone.

Dr. Heather M. Bush is the Acting Dean of the College of Public Health, and former Chair of the Department of Biostatistics. Dr. Bush focuses her scholarly work on vulnerable populations, examining issues of women’s health, the impacts of sexual violence on health, and the prevention of sexual violence. As an investigator, she works to promote the engagement of populations typically underrepresented in research.

On this episode of ‘Behind the Blue’, Bush talks about her journey from statistics to public health, the variety of disciplines in the college and how their work impacts our daily lives, and what the College has planned for the 2023 National Public Health Week coming up April 3-9.

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