Institute scholars are working together to develop tools to help Americans better understand and make health insurance decisions.
Scholars from across Washington University are working together on a project to evaluate communication strategies to help individuals make decisions about the health insurance exchange options that will be part of the Affordable Care Act.
Urbanist, social scientist, and education expert William Tate on why Investing in insurance coverage for children living in poverty has the potential to be a powerful form of education reform.
Embed from Getty Images By Jeff Brandt, MSW ’20, and the J. Benjamin Miller Masters Research Fellow in Aging; Recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Student Award for Social Work Leaders in Healthcare American consumers tend to hold some misconceptions when it comes to long-term care. Think Medicare will cover the cost of a nursing home? […]
On this page: Health Care Cost Data (patient-level surveys that include costs of care) Inpatient Hospital Costs Health Care Expenditure Panel Data Veterans Affairs Expenditure Data Wage Data Transportation Costs Medicare Claims Longitudinal Hospital Care Health Care Systems Data (hospitals, organizations, provider practice, etc.) Ambulatory Care Hospital and Emergency Room Data Nursing Home Care Home […]
Lower number of people covered leads to higher rural health insurance premiums, study finds by Neil Schoenherr Small risk pools may contribute to the challenges faced by private insurance plans in rural areas, in which case risk reinsurance, or insurance for the insurer, is a potential policy solution, finds a new study from the Brown […]
The intimate relationships I developed with West African women offered me a nuanced perspective on how immigrant women use the public health system in Paris and allowed me to grasp the layers of meanings that inform reproductive health decisions.
WashU Expert: Obamacare to get a rebuild By Chuck Finder Karen Joynt Maddox, MD, is an expert and researcher in hospital and health-system efficiency, among many other aspects of modern-day health care. As co-director of the Center for Health Economics and Policy, an assistant professor in the cardiovascular division of the School of Medicine and […]
The Institute for Public Health has awarded Public Health-Cubed grants of $15,000 to eight projects this fall.
Job loss following early-stage breast cancer diagnosis is associated with race and insurance status, but not with any clinical or treatment-related factors, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.
Professor Bob Hansman offers his perspective on gun violence in St. Louis, and the need for better discussions.
The following media coverage on COVID-19 features Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholars. Lack Of Covid-19 Testing In St. Louis County Could Affect Its Positivity Rate KSDK 5 | 4/28/21 Dr. Bill Powderly says a slow-down in testing is occurring amidst a rate of infections that hasn’t slowed down since February. Repertory Theatre of St. […]
by Elizabeth Sepper, Associate Professor, School of Law Six years ago, a little known provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—Section 1557—marked the first time that federal law prohibited sex discrimination in federally funded health programs. This summer, a new U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) rule made clear that sex includes gender identity […]
Yards away from some of the best medical facilities in the country, some people have to live in panic over the pursuit of medical services
Blog by Institute for Public Health 2018 Annual Conference Speaker:  Jorge Riopedre, President & CEO, Casa de Salud No sooner is there yet another school shooting, or for that matter a mass shooting of any kind, than the mantra of access to mental health services starts pouring forth from the mouth of politicians and activists. Paul […]
Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine
Indonesia is the world's 4th populous country with 13,000 islands and poor access to physicians is common. Many health research projects in Indonesia are not located in hospitals or clinics of big cities, but instead are in remote settings in the field.
Paving the Path for my Granddaughter by Ebony B. Carter, MD, MPH, assistant professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis Embed from Getty Images “In the shadows of our finest medical facilities, where kings and shahs travel thousands of miles for the world’s best medical care, black babies […]
The Center for Health Economics and Policy (CHEP) pilot program has awarded funding for four projects in the 2017-2018 cycle. The funding for these year-long projects begins on June 1, 2017. Demonstrating the Economic Value of spine nerve Injury Reconstruction Spine nerve injuries (i.e. brachial plexus injuries) have a profound effect on patients due to the devastating and […]
In her off-campus hours, Dr. Foraker is one of a growing number of women in a primarily male dominated sport: drag racing.
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Niess-Gain Professor of Surgery and Division Chief, Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine; Deputy Director, Institute for Public Health
Cancer and public health expert Graham Colditz offers five evidence-based recommendations for a diet that will help prevent cancer.
The emergence, rapid spread, and ongoing transmission of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa have taught us many lessons about this deadly disease that was virtually unknown in the developed world before 2014: EVD can cause very large, sustained epidemics.
Bailey Aaron I am very excited to be part of the Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program as I have a deep interest in and passion for global medicine. This summer I am looking forward to contributing to the research of ETEC bacteria, a group of pathogens responsible for causing severe diarrhea, prevalent in […]