Ria Francisco receives two awards at recent S-P-H ceremony

Ria Francisco receives Anderson-O’Connell Award for Outstanding Staff Service & Outstanding Staff Award


Ria Francisco plays a vital role in securing millions of dollars in research grants to faculty each year. Recently, Francisco was honored with the Andersen-O’Connell Award for Outstanding Staff Service and the Outstanding Staff Award.

  • Dr. Banta-Green testifies in congress.

    Banta-Green Advocates for Health Engagement Hubs

    Caleb Banta-Green, professor at HSPop and Director of the Center for Community-Engaged Drug Education, Epidemiology & Research, co-developed Health Engagement Hubs to combat the opioid crisis. Banta-Green’s decades-long research shows significant reductions in opioid use and mortality leading to his advocating for a national implementation of the model.

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  • Creating more equitable health care for sexual assault survivors

    Mayra Muratalla Muñoz of the Online Master of Public Health program advocates for sexual assault survivors, inside and outside of the classroom. Her practicum focuses on improving the forensic exam for disabled survivors. 

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  • Members of the CORES study team

    Study recommendations come to fruition in new policies to combat fentanyl crisis

    Researchers collected qualitative data from first responders as well as people who use drugs to glean their attitudes around three different policy ideas: leave-behind naloxone, buprenorphine, and HIV/HCV testing.

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HSEED Award and Student Funding

The Health Systems Excellence, Equity, and Distinction (HSEED) Award honors students and helps increase diversity in the field of public health. The HSEED Award is presented annually to students in our degree programs.