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Aaron F. Pannone

Assistant Professor
Unit: School of Medicine
Department: PBHS Public Health Sciences Admin
Office location and address
Health System West Complex, Room 3219
1335 Lee St
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Biography

Aaron Pannone, PhD, MS is an assistant professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences in the School of Medicine at the University of Virginia. Dr. Pannone has expertise in evaluation, quantitative and qualitative research methods, and statistical software such as SAS and SPSS.

Dr. Pannone’s research interest is in community understanding of health problems, and how that understanding influences community solutions. He serves on local coalitions for obesity and mental health. He also conducts research utilizing national databases such as the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance

System and the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Dr. Pannone also partners with the Health Sciences Library supporting research at the UVA Health System. Dr. Pannone teaches over 100 students per year, at the graduate and undergraduate level, in the classroom setting and through direct mentorship.

PHS 3130: Introduction to Health Research Methods
Credits: 3
Much of what we know about human health & health-related behavior is based on quant & qual research. This course involves students in the research process from start to finish, including formulating a research question; conducting a background literature review; choosing a study design; developing data collection tools; recruiting a study population; collecting data; assuring data quality; analyzing data; & interpreting & presenting results.
PHS 3818: UVA in the Dominican Republic: Dominican Public Health
Credits: 3
Students will explore some of the basic tenets of global public health while experiencing the realities of life and public health during two weeks in the Dominican Republic. The course is comprised of 9 instructional modules. Course material will be enhanced through hands-on learning field trips and community service projects. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
PHS 5060: Program Planning and Evaluation
Credits: 3
Graduate level course designed for undergrads interested in Public Health. Principles & methods of evaluation in public health & health informatics. Covers evaluation paradigms, program planning, evaluation plan design, & use of evaluation findings. Frequent tools in evaluation (surveys, focus groups, & interviews) will be discussed in depth. Design & conduct an evaluation for an existing prog. in public health or application in hlth informatics.
PHS 5818: UVA in the Dominican Republic: Dominican Public Health
Credits: 3
Students will explore some of the basic tenets of global public health while experiencing the realities of life and public health during two weeks in the Dominican Republic. The course is comprised of 9 instructional modules. Course material will be enhanced through hands-on learning field trips and community service projects.
PHS 7170: SAS and Data Management in Population Health
Credits: 2
Explores the use of data in population health sciences incorporating cases from public health & health care practice. Covers the basics of loading data into SAS, manipulating variables, & generating output in a PC environment. Students will learn how to detect, diagnose, & correct mistakes. The course draws upon & integrates Biostatistics & Epidemiology. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
PHS 7210: Community Engagement for Research and Policy
Credits: 1
This course is designed to expose students to community-based factors that influence the health of populations and individuals. The principal objective of the class is to provide the rationale for meaningful engagement of diverse communities and introduce effective strategies that will enhance research and policy protocols designed to improve health status.
PHS 7410: Database Management: Analyses with Secondary Data
Credits: 3
In this course students will utilize SAS to access, evaluate, and interpret public health data from large databases and draw basic inferences. Students will develop skills to formulate and answer research questions related to clinical research and health policy. The course will also explore how the publci health infrastructure collects, processes, maintains, and disseminates data.
PHS 8880: Integrative Learning RP Part 1
Credits: 1–3
Practicum associated with Methods Course for Research in Practice Concentration. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
PHS 8881: Integrative Learning HP Part 1
Credits: 1–3
Practicum associated with Methods Course for Health Policy, Law & Ethics Concentration. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
PHS 8900: Applied Practice Experience I
Credits: 2
The Applied Practice is a planned, supervised & evaluated work experience with an organization that contributes to the health of a community. Students apply skills learned in the program to a real-world setting & work toward achieving competencies. Placements are selected based on the interests & needs of the student. A min of 100 hours is required; placements may occur during an academic year, one semester or over summer.
PHS 8901: Applied Practice Experience II
Credits: 1
The Applied Practice is a planned, supervised & evaluated work experience with an organization that contributes to the health of a community. Students apply skills learned in the program to a real-world setting & work toward achieving competencies. Placements are selected based on the interests & needs of the student. A min of 50 hours is required; placements may occur during an academic year, one semester or over summer.
PHS 8902: Applied Practice Experience III
Credits: 1
The Applied Practice is a planned, supervised & evaluated work experience with an organization that contributes to the health of a community. Students apply skills learned in the program to a real-world setting & work toward achieving competencies. Placements are selected based on the interests & needs of the student. A min of 50 hours is required; placements may occur during an academic year, one semester or over summer.
PHS 8930: Integrative Learning Experience RP Part 2
Credits: 1–3
The culminating experience project should demonstrate application of knowledge acquired in the MPH program to a real-world public health issue. Students write a paper & create a poster for presentation describing their projects. Students also take a review test of basic material from the core public health disciplines & complete a competency self-assessment to obtain feedback on their progress & accomplishments achieved by the end of the program. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission.
PHS 8931: Integrative Learning Experience HP Part 2
Credits: 1–3
The final project should demonstrate application of knowledge acquired in the MPH program to a real-world public health issue. Students write a paper & create a poster for presentation describing their projects. Students also take a review test of basic material from the core public health disciplines & complete a competency self-assesment to obtain feedback on their progress & accomplishments achieved by the end of the program.
PHS 8960: Supervised Independent Research I
Credits: 1–6
Supervised Independent Research