Meredith Shapland Showcases Public Health Research at Kansas State House


Date: February 7, 2017 Contact: Kansas City Star

Robert Moser, Kansas Public Health Association President 913-945-5245

Meredith Shapland Showcases Public Health Research at Kansas State House

Topeka, Kansas – Meredith Shapland was one of six students to showcase their public health research to state lawmakers and other professionals on Jan. 23 during Public Health Advocacy Day at the Statehouse.

Students, with the support of Kansas Public Health Association (KPHA) members, discussed public health research and practice taking place in Kansas. Meredith Shapland presented research on HIV populations.

“KPHA is proud to support the great work of public health students,” said Dr. Robert Moser, President of KPHA. “The students who showcased their research also presented their work at state and national conferences.”

Meredith Shapland was excited to present her work on the second floor rotunda of the State Capital. “This was my first time at the Capitol and I was excited to present research about HIV populations to our legislature. This is a topic often associated with much stigma and it is important to educate our State representatives on current literature”

KPHA relies on scientific research in support of the following policy priorities this year: Campus Carry, Community Water Fluoridation, Immunizations, Medicaid Expansion and Improvement, Physical Activity and Nutrition, and strengthening the public health system. If you are interested in becoming a member of KPHA, contact [INSERT CONTACT] at [INSERT CONTACT E-MAIL] or visit their website at You can also follow KPHA on Facebook at and on Twitter at @KSPublicHealth.


The Kansas Public Health Association (KPHA) is a professional association for Kansas public health practitioners, professionals, and advocates. As a voice for public health, KPHA provides a forum for individuals and organizations to work collectively to assure conditions in which Kansan’s live will be healthy.

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