Emma Apatu is the Director of McMaster’s Master of Public Health Program; an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI) and a member of CHEPA. She holds a DrPH from East Tennessee State University, and a MPH from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Before joining McMaster at the beginning of the 2018-19 academic year, she was an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health at the University of North Florida (UNF).
- Interdisciplinary public health research
- Applied public health research
- Health services
- Health equity
- Disaster sociology
Hamadi H, Moody L, Apatu E, Vossos H, Spaulding A. (2019). Impact of Hospitals’ Referral Region racial and ethnic diversity on 30-day readmission. Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives. (In press).
Apatu E, Stallings-Smith S, Anderson L, Alvarez E, Spaulding S. Does
Community Engagement Status matter for US County Health Rankings? Journal of Public Health. (In press).
Spaulding A, Stallings-Smith S, Hamadi H, Park Sinyoung, Niazi S. Apatu E, (2018). A community health care for psychiatric care: A cross-sectional study of County Health Rankings. General Hospital Psychiatry. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2018.10.009
Hamadi H, Apatu E, Loh C-P, Farah H, Walker K, Spaulding A. (2018). Does level of minority presence and hospital reimbursement policy influence hospital reimbursement policy influence hospital referral region health rankings in the United States? International Journal of Health Planning and Management. doi.org/10.1002/hpm.2654.
Spaulding A, Mease A, Spaulding A, Stallings-Smith S, Apatu E. (2018). Association between Degree Granting Institutions and County Health Rankings. Public Health, 161, 75-82.
Osagiede O, Costa S, Rose J, Allen K, Spaulding A, Rose M, Apatu E. (2018). Teachers’ Perceptions of Student Mental Health: The Roles of School-Based Mental Health Services Delivery Models. Children & Schools. 40, 240-8.
Hamadi H, Osagiede O, Apatu E, Spaulding A, (2018). Insight into Healthcare Services: A characterization of Emergency Room Visits and Economic Hazards in the United State. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, doi.org/10.1017/dmp.2018.75.
Apatu E, Hamadi H, Abrams J, Metzger I, Spaulding A. (2018). Association between Hospital Community Services and County Population Health Factors in the U.S. Journal of Public Health. doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdy007.