Service Learning/Capstone Experience
Master of Public Health
First Committee Member
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Jesse E. Bell
Fourth Committee Member
This project explored the exposure to lead among children in Nebraska. Using the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services’ Blood Lead Level database, trends were investigated in screening; demographics; incidence; and prevalence of elevated blood lead levels, statewide and by census tract. The study further explored the geography of lead exposure and elevated blood lead level cases with maps. Based on these results, policy recommendations were made to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services’ Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, particularly about areas of Nebraska with high risk of lead incidence and exposure risk where testing should be increased.
Haakenstad, Ellana, "Trends in Childhood Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Nebraska, 2013 – 2017" (2018). Service Learning/Capstone Experience. 61.