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 […]
WashU Medicine spearheads collaboration to install radiation machine in Guatemala
Research team uses economics tool to measure racial inequities in virus testing By Kim Furlow, Institute for Public Health Almost every health official, physician or researcher you speak with will agree: COVID-19 testing among every population is essential for informing virus detection, self-isolation, and prevention of onward transmission. Racial disparities related to the COVID-19 epidemic […]
St. Louis-area residents need more food banks, community gardens and neighborhood grocery stores to improve food access for residents.
This article originally appeared in The Source and is reprinted here with permission.  Overuse Contributes to Drug-Resistant Infections, Excess Costs Despite public health campaigns aimed at reducing unnecessary prescriptions for antibiotics, the drugs continue to be prescribed at startlingly high rates in outpatient settings such as clinics and physician offices, according to a new study at Washington […]
This article was originally published by The Conversation.  Vaccines save between two and three million lives per year by protecting individuals from diseases such as measles, mumps, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus and others. Clean water is the only other public intervention to save more lives than vaccines. Despite their life-saving benefits, however, parental resistance toward childhood vaccinations […]
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.”
More than 400 students, faculty scholars, staff, community public health leaders and St. Louis community members attended the 11th annual Institute for Public Health (IPH) Conference...
Cigarette ads have long been absent from television, radio and billboards in the United States due to federal bans. But that doesn’t mean the tobacco industry isn’t pitching its products to potential buyers.
Kristen Mueller, MD Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine and Faculty Scholar, Institute for Public Health by Kim Furlow, Communications Manager Institute for Public Health Kristen Mueller says the Gun Violence Initiative (GVI) and its programs have changed her life. She is now one of only a handful of emergency medicine physicians who […]
The Center for Community Health Partnership and Research is supporting the fast moving initiative Tobacco 21/STL. Support includes getting the word out to community-based organizations and community members concerned about the health risks for kids and young adults related to tobacco use. Tobacco 21/STL is a movement spreading across the state of Missouri. Kansas City and Columbia, […]
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 […]
Recent changes to Medicaid mean that therapy services will now be included...
COVID-19: Scientific Advances and its Impact on Women’s Health Symposium By Vanessa L. Muñoz, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Associate, W.M. Keck Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University in St. Louis The COVID-19: Scientific Advances and its Impact on Women’s Health Symposium co-organized by Washington University’s Center for Women’s Infectious Disease Research, Department of Molecular […]
COVID-19 patients at higher risk of death, health problems than those with flu Data analysis offers comparison of the 2 viruses Almost a year ago, COVID-19 began its global rampage, going on to infect about 69.5 million people and kill about 1.6 million as of early this month. From the beginning, most scientists have said […]
Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program Goes On…Virtually By Kim Furlow, Institute for Public Health The Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program has kicked off its 2020 program as many have, on line. The program, which offers two tracks, one in Public and Global Health and another in Aging and Neurological Diseases, is […]
by Kim Furlow, Institute for Public Health The Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program has wrapped up its 2020 program differently this year. Between June and late July, due to COVID-19 on-campus restrictions, summer program cohorts in the Public and Global Health Abbreviated Track and in the Aging and Neurological Diseases Track attended virtual […]
The Gerontological Society of America's 67th Annual Scientific Meeting brings many of Washington University in St. Louis' researchers in aging together in Washington, D.C.
On April 5, 2017 the Center for Dissemination and Implementation (CDI) held its third annual Dissemination and Implementation Proposal Development Bootcamp. Bootcamp was designed to stimulate the development of innovative grant proposals in dissemination and implementation (D&I) science and to prepare researchers to compete successfully for grant funding.  Dr. Mark McGovern of Stanford University kicked off […]
The Institute of Clinical and Translational Science is collaborating with Venture Café St. Louis in hosting a month of interactive sessions on Thursdays. The theme, “Precision Medicine: From the Lab to Life Hacks,” will be put forth by Washington University faculty engaged in translational genomics and precision medicine research at the cutting edge, with the purpose […]
In 2017, the Center for Dissemination and Implementation (CDI) launched a Training in Implementation Practice Leadership (TRIPLE) program for clinical leaders in local community agencies. Three half-day sessions from January-March of 2017 focused on how to advance the adoption and sustainability of evidence-based interventions prioritized by agencies. Sixteen trainees from eight local agencies participated in […]
The Institute for Public Health’s Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging and Global Health Center are seeking graduate and medical students to participate in an international Three Minute Thesis competition that will highlight research issues in global health and/or population aging.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, as well as the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, with over half occurring in developing countries. Specifically, it is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T). Not only does T&T have one of the highest breast cancer mortality […]
by Kim Furlow, Institute for Public Health; Elvin Geng, MD, MPH, director, Center for Dissemination and Implementation; and Karen Joynt Maddox, MD, MPH, co-director, Center for Health Economics and Policy Members of the Institute for Public Health team are using mathematical and epidemiological modeling to help inform local and state government and health authorities’ responses […]
Global Health Center Collaborates to Present Symposium on Women and COVID-19 By Kim Furlow, Institute for Public Health The Global Health Center at the Institute for Public Health and the Center for Women’s Infectious Disease Research at Washington University are gearing up for a unique, virtual symposium focusing on women and COVID-19. The September 11 […]
The Institute for Public Health has awarded Public Health-Cubed grants of $15,000 to eight projects this fall.
The Center for Community Health Partnership and Research is supporting Environment Missouri’s efforts to address the public health effects of global warming. This support includes getting the word out to community-based organizations and community members concerned about the health risks associated with global warming and global warming related pollution. The planet is the hottest it has been in 115,000 years. […]
By Kim Furlow, Institute for Public Health Given that COVID-19 is in the forefront of the minds of, well…everyone, here and across the world, it was no surprise that the disease was the focus of the 13th Institute for Public Health Annual Conference, Oct. 29th. But, how prepared were we for the pandemic locally and nationally? […]
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 […]