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Iowa Researchers’ Work on Anti-Bullying Selected as APHA Law Section’s Abstract of the Year

An abstract titled “Evaluation of the Implementation of Anti-Bullying Legislation in Schools”, authored by Dr. Marizen Ramirez, associate professor of occupational and environmental health at the University of Iowa College of Public Health, has been recognized by APHA’s Law Section as Abstract of the Year for 2014.


[Photo: Dr. Marizen Ramirez]

“Many states have adopted anti-bullying legislation in an effort to reduce bullying in schools,” according to Dr. Ramirez. “However, little is known about how schools translate legislation into anti-bullying policies and interventions.  The purpose of this study is to evaluate implementation of anti-bullying legislation.”

Dr. Corinne Peek-Asa, University of Iowa professor of occupational and environmental health, Ms. Laura Schwab Reese, Dr. Erica L. Spies, and Ms. Angela Onwuachi-Willig, co-authored the abstract.

Dr. Ramirez will receive the award at the APHA Annual Meeting during the Law Section’s social hour on November 17.