The following media coverage on COVID-19 features Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholars. Lost Taste And Smell From COVID-19? A New Cookbook Aims To Help ABC News | 4/17/21 A new cookbook could aid those who’ve lost taste and smell to COVID-19. Dr. Jay Piccirillo’s  study on these side effects is mentioned for here. Autoimmune-disease […]
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.
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy, School of Medicine
By Vineet Raman, Undergraduate, Biology, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, and Spanish, University of Georgia After learning about a multitude of contemporary public health topics from experts all over the Institute for Public Health, it was time for all of us to engage directly with an issue that 17.5% of the St. Louis metro area […]
Associate Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine
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. […]
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.
Associate Professor of the Practice, Brown School
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 […]
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Research Assistant Professor, Brown School
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.
This post is a lay introduction on how molecular biology is increasingly being used to make diagnoses and treatments better tailored to individual patients.
Assistant Professor, School of Medicine
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 don’t know what healthspan means you aren’t alone. What is healthspan?   Many might agree that “healthspan” can be defined as […]
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Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine
When I am asked to speak to the general public about the emerging role of informatics, I often start with an unusual example: buying an airline ticket. If I were to talk to an airline representative at an airport anywhere in the world, or make a call to a customer service representative, or access a […]