Institute scholars are working together to develop tools to help Americans better understand and make health insurance decisions.
Embed from Getty Images By Jeff Brandt, MSW โ€™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? […]
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.
Since August 2017, over 900,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh, establishing the largest single refugee camp in the world. Nearly 50% are adolescents (ages 10-18 years) and the majority is female.
by Elizabeth Sepper, Associate Professor, School of Law Six years ago, a little known provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)โ€”Section 1557โ€”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 […]
In many low-income countries, girls do not have the same access to education as boys. There are many reasons behind this inequity, but here we will consider one that is often overlooked and relatively easy to rectify: toilets.
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 […]
Medicare Payment Policy and the Problem of Social Risk: Reflection
by Brian P. Kinealy, MD Candidate, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine Alumnus of the Summer Research Program โ€“ Public & Global Health Track The Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program is an incredible opportunity for scholarship, networking, and community engagement. Through didactics (making moral observations), research mentorships, and immersive learning activities, there is […]
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has celebrated National Nutrition Monthยฎ since 1980. Themes have ranged from Food Fads Fool to Step Up to Get Your Plate in Shape. The goal each year includes increasing awareness of the importance of nutrition. Even though National Nutrition Monthยฎ is coming to a close, the key points of […]
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
This post is a lay introduction on how molecular biology is increasingly being used to make diagnoses and treatments better tailored to individual patients.
How do we use what we already know to make the goal of the 2016 "Cancer Moonshot" initiative a reality?
Washington University anthropologist Glenn Stone gets beyond the GMO debates to investigate the history and current usage of Golden Rice.
Developing countries represent half the cancer burden around the world, but only 7% of global cancer resources.
According to research by AARP Public Policy Institute, there were approximately 792,000 caregivers in Missouri in 2013 providing unpaid care for an adult, valued at an estimated $8 billion.
By Vetta L. Sanders Thompson, PhD, Professor, Brown School When the conversation moves to mental health, there is a tendency to think about diagnostic categories. This is largely the result of an emphasis on mental illness in public funding for the mental health system. Given limited dollars and resources, we focus on those with critical needs, […]
By Tim Peterson, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis While more and more people are taking an interest in aging and lifespan, awareness on healthspan lags (Figure 2). If you donโ€™t know what healthspan means you arenโ€™t alone. What is healthspan?   Many might agree that โ€œhealthspanโ€ can be defined as […]
Pre-exposure prophylaxis, also known as PrEP, is the use of antiviral medications to prevent HIV before someone is exposed. Scholar Rupa Patel, MD, offers an overview of PReP and related challenges, and three people share their stories learning about and obtaining the drug.
Co-Director of the Center for Health Economics and Policy and Bernard Becker Professor at the Brown School, Tim McBride weighs in on the latest efforts by the Trump administration to strike down the ACA...
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 โ€œIn the shadows of our finest medical facilities, where kings and shahs travel thousands of miles for the worldโ€™s best medical care, black babies […]
By Brianna Cusanno, 2015 Summer Research Program Participant Reflecting on the course my life has taken since I participated in the Institute of Public Healthโ€™s Summer Research Program, I realize that I now find myself in a position I never would have anticipated two years ago. I knew in June of 2015 that I wanted […]
Written by Morgan Van Vleck, MSW candidate and Masters Research Fellow in Aging, Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging At the intersection of age and race, it becomes clear that older adults of color are struggling the most when it comes to adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to data from the CDC, a […]
Read this blog post by Timothy D. McBride, PhD, MS, the Bernard Becker Professor at the Brown School and Co-director of the Center for Health Economics & Policy at the Institute for Public Health
Just a year ago, most Americans devoted little time and attention to the question of pharmaceutical pricing.
By Jon Sawyer, founding director of the Pulitzer Center, and Rebecca Kaplan, education specialist and Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies Fellow at the Pulitzer Center.  In the fall of 2014, Syracuse Universityโ€™s Newhouse School of Public Communications rescinded a speaking invitation to Michel du Cille, a three-time Pulitzer-Prize-winning photographer for the Washington Post, because he […]
Evidence about the harmful effects of ultra-processed products (UPP) is growing and accumulating.
Postpartum Diabetes Screening Essential for Health Equity in Women by Cynthia Herrick, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research, School of Medicine Paving the path to reproductive equity requires raising awareness of the long term consequences of conditions first diagnosed in pregnancy.  Pregnancy complications like gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia serve […]
African American Employment and Covid-19: Disparities and  Compounding Risks by Vetta Sanders Thompson, PhD COVID-19 is an equal opportunity virus, but exposure to this virus does not take place in an equal opportunity context. Although only some states and counties provide COVID-19 cases and outcomes by race, the data available indicate that disparities are stark. We […]
Cancer and public health expert Graham Colditz offers five evidence-based recommendations for a diet that will help prevent cancer.