Ohio University

Gillian Ice

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Professor and Director of Global Health

Gillian Ice, Ph.D., M.P.H. is a professor in the Department of Social Medicine, and African Studies (OU) at Ohio University and serves as the Director of Global Health for College of Health Sciences and Professions and the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.  She also serves as the director for the newly developed Master of Global Health program.  She teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate classes for global health.

Research/Professional Areas of Interest

Dr. Ice’s research explores stress and aging with a focus on grandparents caring for orphaned children and the impact of living arrangements on the well-being of older persons in a variety of settings.  She is currently working on a variety of health systems strengthening efforts.  She was the PI on two projects funded by the American International Health Alliance from 2013-2016, which assisted the Institutes for Health Sciences, Gaborone, Botswana (IHS) in the development of a bachelor’s of nursing and integrating research and HIV/AIDS into the health professions curriculum. She also received funding from Ohio University and Fulbright to conduct research trainings in Ethiopia, Rwanda and in Athens with Egyptian Fulbright Scholars.

Teaching Experience

Dr. Ice has taught at Ohio University for 20 years.  Her teaching includes public health and preventive medicine topics for the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and a variety of online classes for Global Health.  Her current classes include, Fundamentals of Global Health, Globalization and Health, Global Health Capstone: Interprofessional Experiential Learning, Masters Scholarly Preparation and Experience.

Publications

Books

Ice, GH and GD James (Eds, in prep) Measuring Stress in Humans.  A Practical Guide for Field Research.  Second Edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Under contract.

Ice, GH, Dufour, DL, Stevens, NJ (2015). Disasters in Field Research. Preparing and coping with unexpected events. Roman and Littlefield.

Ice, GH and GD James (Eds, 2007) Measuring Stress in Humans.  A Practical Guide for Field Research.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Journal Articles (*indicates student author)

Abebe, E, Seid, A, Gedefaw, G, Haile, ZT, Ice, G .(2019). Association between antenatal care follow-up and institutional delivery service utilization: Analysis of 2016 Ethiopia Demographic and Health Survey. BMC Public Health. 19:1472 doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-7854-2.

Rosinger, AY, Ice, GH (2019). Secondary data analysis to answer questions in human biology.  Human Biology Toolkit Series. American Journal of Human Biology 31:e23232. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.23232

Letshwenyo-Maruatona, S.B., Madisa, M., Boitshwarelo, T., George-Kefilwe, B., Kingori, C.,Ice, G.H.,Bianco, J.A.,Marape, M., Haile, Z. (2019). Association between HIV/AIDS Knowledge and Stigma toward People Living with HIV/AIDS in Botswana. Submitted to the  African Journal of AIDS Research 18(1): 58-64 DOI https://doi.org/10.2989/16085906.2018.1552879

Kingori, C, Ice, GH, Hassan, Q, *Elmi, A, *Perko, E (2016) If I went to my mom with that information, I’m dead. Ethnicity and Health (epub): Nov. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13557858.2016.1263285

Arokiasamy, P, Uttamacharya, Uttamacharya, K, Biritwum, RB, Yawson, AE, Wu, F, Guo, Y, Maximova, R, Maximova, BM, SalinasRodríguez, A, Afshar, S, Afshar, S, Ice, G, Banerjee, S, Liebert, MA, Liebert, JJ, Liebert, N, Chatterji, S, Kowal, P. (2015) The impact of multimorbidity on adult physical and mental health in low- and middle-income countries: what does the Study on global AGEing and adult health (SAGE) reveal?  BMC Medicine 13:178. DOI 10.1186/s12916-015-0402-8

Zidron*, A. M., Juma, E., & Ice, G. H. (2013). Health and disease symptomology in Luo children.  Childhood in Africa: an Interdisciplinary Journal 3(1).

Ice, G.H., Sadruddin, Vagedes*, AYogo, J. and Juma E (2012) Stress associated with Caregiving: a test of the stress process model among Kenyan Luo elders.  Social Science and Medicine 74:2020-2027.

Ice, G.H., Heh, V., Yogo, J. and Juma E (2011) Caregiving, gender and nutritional status in Nyanza Province, Kenya: Grandmothers gain, grandfathers lose.  American Journal of Human Biology 23(4): 498-508.

Awards

2019 AMIDEAST Fulbright Junior Faculty Development Program, “Public Health, Research and Pedagogy Program for Egyptian Fulbright Scholars (Egypt@OHIO)”, (PI: GH Ice, CO-I: Meredith Gartin and Zelalem Haile).

2018-2019 Embassy of Arab Republic of Egypt, USAID, Egyptian Pre-Doctoral Fellow (PI: Ice)

2018-2020  Ohio University 1804, “Transdisciplinary Research Training in Global Health: Enhancing Student and Faculty Research Capacity, Program Evaluation and Research Application through Global Collaborative Partnerships.” (PI: Ice, Co-PI: Z Haile, J Bianco, M Gartin, L Johnson, M Lewis, D Graham, L Pittaway, D McBride, D. Meyer, S Rubin, C Kingori, B Maposa, K Nottingham, S Howard)

2018 Institute for International Education, Fulbright Junior Faculty Development Program, “Public Health, Research and Pedagogy Program for Egyptian Fulbright Scholars (Egypt@OHIO)”, (PI: GH Ice, CO-I: Meredith Gartin and Zelalem Haile)

2016-2019 Ohio University 1804, “Global Health Learning Outcomes and Program Evaluation” (PI: GH Ice, CO-PI: D McBride and K Machtmes)

2015-2016 American International Health Alliance/CDC, “IHS-OU Twinning for HIV/AIDS curriculum integration”. 

2015-2017 Ohio University 1804, “Global Health Case Competition (PI D. Meyer, CO-PI GH Ice)

2014-2013 American International Health Alliance/CDC, “IHS-OU Twinning for Nursing Curriculum Upgrade”.  (PI AIHA, Project coordinator, Ice, CO-PIs Deborah Henderson and Randall Leite), renewed for 2014 & 2015, amount pending.

Honors

2019    Ohio Faculty News Makers

2018    Ohio Faculty News Makers

2017    Ohio Faculty News Makers

2016    Ohio Faculty News Makers

2014    Outstanding CPC 1 Social Medicine Faculty

2013    Ohio University Faculty Award for Excellence in Global Engagement.

2013    African Children’s Hero Award, Ohio University African Studies

2013    Outstanding CPC 1 Social Medicine Faculty

2012    Outstanding CPC 1 Social Medicine Faculty

2011    Outstanding Research Mentor, Year 1 PCC and Outstanding Social Medicine Faculty, CPC Year 1.

2006    Humanitarian Award, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

2004    Standard of Excellence Award, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

2003    Dean’s Award for Superior Service to the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine

University/Other Professional Service

Director of Global Health

Social Medicine Departmental Promotion and Tenure Committee

HCOM College Promotion and Tenure Committee

HCOM College Chair Evaluation Committee

HCOM Executive Committee

University International Council, Global Relations and Profile

Human Biology Association Program Chair