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The following media coverage on COVID-19 features Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholars. Doctors Debunk The Top 5 Covid-19 Vaccine Myths KSDK 5 | 7/15/21 Jason Newland, MD, MEd, and others contribute to the myth debunking here. The COVID-19 Symptoms Doctors Are Seeing The Most Right Now HuffPost | 7/15/21 Institute for Public Health Director […]
The legalization of marijuana has become a trend in various states across the United States. As a result of looser marijuana policies, a whole new market for recreational marijuana retailers has developed in legalized states. The authors of this study sought to examine the online marijuana marketing practices on Weedmaps, a popular website for retailers. […]
Professor, Department of Anthropology, Arts & Sciences
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.
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? […]
Seed Funding Project Reduces Smoking Rate Among Severely Mentally Ill Patients Project Findings Lead to Two Years of NCI Supplement Funding A project implemented through the Institute for Public Health’s Center for Dissemination & Implementation pilot and small grants program is making inroads in helping patients quit smoking. Dr. Li-Shiun Chen, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and […]
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The Institute for Public Health has awarded Public Health-Cubed grants of $15,000 to eight projects this fall.
How do we use what we already know to make the goal of the 2016 "Cancer Moonshot" initiative a reality?
by Kara Lubischer, MUPPD, Community Development Specialist, University of Missouri Extension; and Leslie Bertsch, MS, MPH, RD,  Nutrition and Health Education Specialist, University of Missouri Extension The HEAL initiative is working to reduce obesity in the City of St. Louis by increasing access to healthier foods. The Problem How close do you live to the nearest grocery store? […]
WashU Expert: Incentivizing New Uses For Off-Patent Drugs This article originally appeared on The Source and is reprinted here with permission. Generic medications could be an effective way to improve health outcomes while lowering costs, but the existing drug patent system is poorly designed to motivate such discoveries, says an expert on health law at Washington University […]
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This article was originally published by the Source.  One of the health care issues about which seemingly all Americans agree: Prescription drug prices have skyrocketed. And they keep going higher. How do Americans get better value for their health care dollars? One answer may be novel pricing models that more closely link a drug’s price […]
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Washington University anthropologist Glenn Stone gets beyond the GMO debates to investigate the history and current usage of Golden Rice.
Public health professionals should investigate ways to utilize social media to get important messages to young people.
The Institute for Public Health will award $15,000 to Patricia Cavazos-Rehg, PhD, in Washington University’s Department of Psychiatry, to support her project “Examination of the role of social media on substance use and violence behaviors.”
The project involved a partnership with the St. Louis City Department of Health that used a novel approach to gather population-level data for an obesity surveillance program.
Medicare Payment Policy and the Problem of Social Risk: Reflection