Akeen Hamilton will join the 2018-2019 cohort of the Graduate Civic Scholars Program (GCSP)

Akeen Hamilton has been selected to join the 2018-2019 cohort of the Graduate Civic Scholars Program. The Graduate Civic Scholars Program (GCSP) is an innovative professional development opportunity for master’s and doctoral students who are interested in community and public engagement and action-based research. GCSP provides opportunities for interdisciplinary research, involvement in social justice initiatives, and an enhanced understanding of the role of scholarship in addressing societal needs a doctoral student, has been selected for the 2018-2019 Graduate Civic Scholars Program (GCSP) of the Graduate School at the University of South Carolina.

Congratulations Akeen!

Caroline Pascal, Magellan Scholar and Public Health graduate joins Peace Corps

Sayward Harrison, SC Smartstate Center for Healthcare Quality (CHQ) Research Assistant Professor and Director of Research, who mentored the Magellan Scholar in studying knowledge and awareness of human papillomavirus and human immunodeficiency virus among college students in South Carolina. “Dr. Harrison has given me valuable knowledge about the research process and about professional development in general,” Pascal says. “Her mentorship has greatly assisted me in my journey to graduation, and I know the lessons I have learned from her and the connections she has provided me with will continue to guide me throughout my professional life. Show more

CHQ Welcomes Dr. Hyunsan Cho as Research Associate Professor

Dr. Hyunsan Cho is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior. She earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her primary areas of interest are quantitative methodology, prevention research, policy evaluation, and adolescent risk behaviors including substance use, risky sexual behaviors, and suicidal behaviors. She has more than 17 years of research experience on many NIH funded projects in the field of adolescent risk behaviors, both in U.S. and global settings. Specifically, since 2007 her research has focused on HIV prevention among orphan adolescents in Sub-Saharan Africa.

CHQ Welcomes Dr. Md Rifat Haider as a Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Mohammad Rifat Haider earned his Ph.D. in Health Services Policy and Management from the University of South Carolina. He also obtained his master’s degrees in Health Economics and Population Sciences and Bachelor degree in Medicine from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Dr. Haider’s current research interest includes health services research on infectious diseases, e.g., HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis, big data analytics and its application in healthcare, economic evaluation of health programs, and health inequity in both developed and developing country settings.