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 ’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.
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.
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? […]
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.
Public health professionals should investigate ways to utilize social media to get important messages to young people.
Cancer and public health expert Graham Colditz offers five evidence-based recommendations for a diet that will help prevent cancer.
by Keith G. Taylor of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis FRED® is a web-based aggregator of economic and social science time series data operated by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, which provides a set of tools to find, download, analyze, visualize, and otherwise understand these data. Let’s deconstruct that statement. FRED is free! […]
by Elizabeth Sepper, Associate Professor, School of Law Six years ago, a little known provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—Section 1557—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 […]
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
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.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has celebrated National Nutrition Month® 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 Month® is coming to a close, the key points of […]
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 “In the shadows of our finest medical facilities, where kings and shahs travel thousands of miles for the world’s best medical care, black babies […]
Gun violence is the number one issue this community faces today. Too many people are dying.
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
Developing countries represent half the cancer burden around the world, but only 7% of global cancer resources.
Washington University anthropologist Glenn Stone gets beyond the GMO debates to investigate the history and current usage of Golden Rice.
By Karen Shymanski, Communications Manager, Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis The holidays can bring out the best, and the worst, in people. The best – many are in a giving spirit and look for ways in which they can give back to their community. The worst – when people become […]
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.
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...
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 […]
By Brianna Cusanno, 2015 Summer Research Program Participant Reflecting on the course my life has taken since I participated in the Institute of Public Health’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 Arielle Smith, BA candidate in Psychological & Brain Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis and participant in the 2021 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program If the podcasts you listen to are anything like those that I enjoy, you must be hearing a lot of advertisements for online counseling services like BetterHelp. […]
  by Emily Saxon, Michigan State University 2019 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program participant – Public & Global Health Track   My research in the Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program – Public and Global Health Track, has been with Dr. Rumi Kato Price, Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, as I assist her […]
Pediatric emergency and trauma physicians at St. Louis Children’s Hospital offer their perspective on the growing epidemic of firearm-related injuries and deaths.
The shift in antibiotic use over the past 15 years.
Exploring the impact of racial segregation on population health.