Dr. Robyn Phillips-Madson, Founding Dean and Chief Academic Officer of Texas' University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine highlights the creation of the MPH program through partnership with NextGenU.org, and describes the high quality of this program and its role in the development of global public health.
A major goal of NextGenU.org has been to provide globally accessible opportunities for education. Because of our collaborations with multiple partner organizations, this dream is becoming a reality.
December 2020 took this goal a major step forward. An official memorandum of understanding (MoU) signing ceremony took place on December 2nd, which cemented the partnership between NextGenU.org, Allama Iqbal Open University and the Network for Human and Social Development, to offer joint certificate courses in the field of Public Health in Pakistan. This partnership holds magnificent value for outreach, enabling NextGenU.org’s courses to be offered to AIOU's 1.4 million students!
As shown on each course home page, all courses:
1. Galway L, Corbett K, Takaro T, Tairyan K, Frank E. (2014). A novel integration of online and flipped classroom instructional models in public health higher education. BMC Medical Education; 14:181. https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6920-14-181
2. Coops N, Marcus J, Costrut I, Frank E, Kellett R, Mazzi E, Munro A, Nesbit S, Riseman A, Schultz A, Sipos Y. 2015. How an entry-level, interdisciplinary sustainability course revealed the benefits and challenges of a university-wide initiative for sustainability education. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education. 16:5:729-47. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/280731205_How_an_entry-level_interdisciplinary_sustainability_course_revealed_the_benefits_and_challenges_of_a_university-wide_initiative_for_sustainability_education
3. Clair V, Mutiso V, Musau A, Frank E, Ndetei D. 2016. Online learning improves substance use care in Kenya: Randomized control trial results and implications. Annals of Global Health. 2016 May 1;82(3):320-1. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/306351641_Online_learning_improves_substance_use_care_in_Kenya_Randomized_control_trial_results_and_implications
4. Frank E, Tairyan K, Everton M, Chu J, Goolsby C, Hayes A, Hulton A. (2016). A Test of the First Course (Emergency Medicine) that is Globally Available for Credit and for. Free. Healthcare. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213076416300264?via%3Dihub
5. Nadkarni A, Weobong B, Weiss HA, et al. (2017). Counselling for Alcohol Problems (CAP), a lay counsellor-delivered brief psychological treatment for harmful drinking in men, in primary care in India: a randomised controlled trial. Lancet (London, England). 389(10065):186-195.
6. Patel V, Weobong B, Weiss HA, et al. (2017). The Healthy Activity Program (HAP), a lay counsellor-delivered brief psychological treatment for severe depression, in primary care in India: a randomised controlled trial. Lancet (London, England). 389(10065):176-185.
7. Rossa-Roccor, V, Malatskey, L, Frank, E. (2017). NextGenU.org’s Free, Globally Available Online Training in Lifestyle Medicine. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 11. 132-133. https://doi.org/10.1177/1559827616682444
8. Heller R, Madhok R, Frank E. (2018). Building Public Health Capacity through Online Global Learning. Open Praxis. https://openpraxis.org/index.php/OpenPraxis/article/view/746/427
9. Clair V, Rossa-Roccor V, Mokaya AG, Mutiso V, Musau A, Tele A, Ndetei D, Frank E. (2019). Peer and Mentored Enhanced Web-Based Training on Substance Use Disorders: A Promising Approach in Low-Resource Settings to Teach Knowledge and Skills and Decrease Stigma. Psychiatric Services. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31551043
10. Tsuei S, Frank E. (2019). Becoming a Health Advocate: An Interview with Erica Frank. https://ubcmj.med.ubc.ca/becoming-a-health-advocate-an-interview-with-erica-frank/
11. World Health Organization. (2020). Call to Action: Addressing the 18 million health worker shortfall. Submission 2 (pgs 5-7). https://www.who.int/hrh/news/2019/Call-to-Action-Campaign-FirstRoundSubmissions.pdf