A home for information about Washington University's look at gun violence, one of our greatest public health challenges.
During a five-year period ending in 2013, 398 children ages 16 or under were taken to one of two hospital emergency rooms in St. Louis for gun-related injuries, according to a study by researchers at the School of Medicine. Of those children, 20 later died. A disproportionate number of the children injured or killed were poor, […]
University researchers are using science and engineering to fight the heinous crime of sex trafficking. By targeting where the crimes usually occur, the high-tech approach is as simple as snapping and sharing photos from your cellphone.
Researchers at Washington University have created a toolkit to help communities and organizers measure their positive impact of Open Streets initiatives.
Deaths due to infectious disease in the developed world have declined significantly since the 1940s, largely due to the development and widespread use of vaccines and antibiotics. Antibiotics are used in humans and animals to target and kill bacteria (pathogens that cause infection and disease), stopping their spread. An unintended consequence of the frequent use […]
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.
Washington University experts have published two new tobacco-control guides that aim to give state and local communities the guidance and resources needed to move tobacco policies forward.
A comprehensive, multidisciplinary study titled For the Sake of All focuses on the health and well-being of African-Americans in St. Louis.
Aaron Hipp and Robert Pless worked with Amy A. Eyler on a study using technology to effectively measure the use of built environments as a means to improve public health.
The Healthy Mind Study will determine whether or not exercise, health education, mindfulness training, or a combination thereof can slow down or reverse age-related cognitive decline.
Washington University scholars explored ideas for communicating cancer data more effectively to the public. The project resulted in three experiments, a graphics generator called Dataspark, and two studies.
Children treated for moderate acute malnutrition — a condition suffered by an estimated 35 million children worldwide — experience a disturbingly high rate of relapse and even death in the year following treatment and recovery.  But without clear evidence that any one feeding regimen trumps another, the global health community has been divided on how […]
The study demonstrated that treating the parasite reduces lung damage seen in mice that also are infected with tuberculosis, thereby eliminating the vulnerability to tuberculosis (TB) that the parasite is known to cause.