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.
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.
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, Salinas‐Rodríguez, 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.
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.
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