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The following media coverage on COVID-19 features Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholars. The Next New Normal: What Health Measures Are Here To Stay, And What Will End With The Pandemic KSDK 5 | 3/23/21 As we begin to imagine an ending to the pandemic, Dr. Hilary Babcock discusses what “forever changes” experts say could […]
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. […]
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 […]
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? […]
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine
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Niess-Gain Professor of Surgery and Division Chief, Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine; Deputy Director, Institute for Public Health
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 […]
Read current and archived media coverage featuring the innovative public health research, practice, advocacy and education in which Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholars are engaged. February/March 2021 The Next New Normal: What Health Measures Are Here To Stay, And What Will End With The Pandemic KSDK 5 | 3/23/21 As we begin to imagine […]
Washington University anthropologist Glenn Stone gets beyond the GMO debates to investigate the history and current usage of Golden Rice.
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Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine
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.
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?
White papers and infographics offer analysis of health-related issues framed for a policy-focused audience. Recommendations for Missouri Medicaid Transformation – Paying for value & prioritizing the social determinants of health | Dec. 2020 As Missouri implements its expansion of Medicaid and responds to the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath, the state is at a critical […]
Research Assistant Professor, Brown School; Faculty Lead for Data and Methods, Center for Health Economics and Policy