PHHP Research Day 2023

The 36th Annual PHHP Research Day took place on February 9th, 2023.

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Research Day 2023 Booklet

Take a moment to review this year's booklet and learn more about the events and activities at Research Day.

Timeline of Events

February 9, 2023

  • 12:00pm-1:00pm: Poster Check-In
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm: Poster Session / Speaker Check-In
  • 2:00pm-2:10pm: Research Day Welcome
  • 2:15pm-2:45pm: Speed Presentations (Concurrent) Session 1*
  • 2:45pm-2:50pm: Break
  • 2:50pm-3:20pm: Speed Presentations (Concurrent) Session 2*
  • 3:20pm-3:30pm: Break
  • 3:30pm-4:30pm: Keynote: Dr. Marsha Davis
  • 4:30pm-4:45pm: Break
  • 4:45pm-5:15pm: Speed Presentation (Concurrent) Session 3*
  • 5:15pm-5:20pm: Break/Reception
  • 5:20pm-5:50pm: Speed Presentation (Concurrent) Session 4*
  • 5:50pm-6:00pm: Break
  • 6:00pm-6:15pm: Awards Ceremony

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Marsha Davis has served as Dean of the College of Public Health at the University of Georgia since July 1, 2019.

Dean Davis
Marsha Davis, PhD

Davis previously served as the College’s Associate Dean for Outreach and Engagement, where she coordinated efforts aimed at building the capacity of Georgia’s public health workforce and fostering partnerships to improve community health. Davis is the founding organizer of the college’s annual State of the Public’s Health Conference and the UGA Public Health Leadership Academy, two programs designed to build the capacity of the public health workforce.

Over the course of her career, Davis has led multiple landmark community-based programs aimed at improving the health of children and their families. While at UGA, Davis has been awarded more than $15 million to address health issues in Georgia.

Davis has received each of her College’s top faculty awards for excellence in research, teaching and service, and in 2014 received the university’s Engaged Scholar Award. She was part of the inaugural cohort of the university’s Women’s Leadership Fellows program in 2015 and, in 2012, was one of the university’s SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellows.

Prior to joining the UGA faculty, Davis served on the faculty of the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. She earned an A.B. from Duke University as an Angier B. Duke scholar, a master’s degree in from Teacher’s College at Columbia University and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. At the University of Minnesota, she was a pre- and post-doctoral research fellow in epidemiology.

PHHP Research Day 2023 Awards

Awards recognize and support graduate students who are conducting innovative research as it pertains to both Public Health & Health Professions. Awards will be provided in two categories: 1) Basic, foundational, and pre-clinical research; and 2) Applied, clinical, and community research. The top scoring abstracts in each category will receive an award to support travel to a conference. Winners will be announced at Research Day.

PHHP Research day 2023

Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission Deadline: December 15, 2022 Limit one submission per presenter.

Speed presentations are back!

Important Information

Learn more about the speed presentation format at the link below.

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