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Institute scholars are working together to develop tools to help Americans better understand and make health insurance decisions.
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 […]
Scholars from across Washington University are working together on a project to evaluate communication strategies to help individuals make decisions about the health insurance exchange options that will be part of the Affordable Care Act.
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? […]
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.
Just a year ago, most Americans devoted little time and attention to the question of pharmaceutical pricing.
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 […]
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. […]
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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.
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 […]
Center for Human Rights, Gender and Migration RUMI KATO PRICE, PhD, MPE Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine Faculty Scholar, Institute for Public Health Scholar, Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences Bio: Dr. Rumi Kato Price is a professor of psychiatry and a psychiatric epidemiologist who brings her expertise to bear on a range of research […]
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 […]
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 […]
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? […]
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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.
Job loss following early-stage breast cancer diagnosis is associated with race and insurance status, but not with any clinical or treatment-related factors, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.
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Cancer and public health expert Graham Colditz offers five evidence-based recommendations for a diet that will help prevent cancer.