In this blog post, a student in the Summer Research Program, Public & Global Health Track reflects on a talk she attended regarding gender equality.
Read the reflections of a researcher currently participating in the institute’s Summer Research Program-Public & Global Health Track.
Professional writing skills are a must-have for anyone. Learn more about tips and protocols in this blog post from the 2022 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program.
Find out what’s happening with students in the Summer Research Program-Aging & Neurological Diseases Track in this blog post from a participating student.
The Institute has collaborated with the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Equity to help provide seed funding match grants for two projects.
Read this blog about the Midwest Climate Collaborative by Summer Research Program – Public & Global Health Track student, Theo Hanson.
Read the latest blog post by our Summer Research Program students in the Public & Global Health Track.
The 2022 Summer Research Program is underway creating a unique experience for students in global/public health and aging/neurological research.
We’re commemorating Mental Health Month by highlighting a few of our Faculty Scholars who are taking on exciting challenges in mental health research, treatment and policy.
Co-Director of the Institute’s Center for Community Health Partnership & Research, Vetta Sanders Thompson has signed on for additional responsibilities at Siteman Cancer Center. Read more about her new role.
Written by Kim Furlow, communications manager for the Institute for Public Health Articles concerning the 2020 study by the Institute for Public Health and the St. Louis County Department of Public Health, are published by PubMed, a publication of the National Institutes of Health, and in the Elsevier journal, ScienceDirect. The collaborative study involved a […]
Several Institute Faculty Scholars have received accolades from nationally-recognized academic and media organizations. Read about who is recognized for their stellar accomplishments.
What began as a sociology major turned into a career as a data engineer. Read about the career trajectory of one student who began his path at the Institute for Public Health.
The Institute for Public Health continues its mission as a connector, convener and catalyst for public health solutions by adding new staff.
Our partners at the Institute for Clinical and Translational Sciences are pleased to announce that they are accepting applications for the third cycle of the Partnership Development & Sustainability Support funding program (PDSS). This funding provides university researchers and their community partner(s) with up to $10,000 to develop trust, infrastructure, capacity and skills needed to […]
The Institute for Public Health is supporting the latest round of seed grants for its university partner, the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Equity (CRE2). The center invites proposals for transdisciplinary projects that enrich scholarly engagement related to the Center’s mission and themes. Read more about these themes in the link provided […]
Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholar, Ebony Carter, MD, is urging pregnant women to receive the COVID-19 booster to reduce the high risk of severe illness from the virus. According to Washington University’s COVID-19 Update, which offers the latest area COVID-19 information for school faculty, staff and students, Carter says, “Barnes-Jewish Hospital is seeing rising […]
Center for Dissemination and Implementation Director, Elvin Geng, MD, has written an article, recently published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine about the idea that a relationship – the kind that can emerge between a doctor and a patient — however attenuated, is one way to add to the “chain of trust”. Read, […]
The Life Outside of Violence Program (LOV), an intervention program that helps those harmed by stabbing, gunshot or assault receive the treatment, support and resources they need to find alternatives to end the cycle of violence, and one of its case managers, Melik Coffey, are the subjects of an article in SSM Health Cardinal Glennon […]
Written by Cindy Brantmeier, PhD, professor of applied linguistics, global studies and Institute faculty scholar, and Kim Furlow, communications manager for the Institute for Public Health The problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred. George Bernard Shaw A multidisciplinary team of researchers from Washington University in St. Louis, led by Institute Faculty […]
On November 16, at the Immigrant Service Provider Network’s (ISPN) Annual Conference, researchers from the Institute for Public Health presented results from the study, “Impacts of COVID-19 on immigrant communities & service providers in St. Louis.” The study was a collaboration between ISPN and the Institute’s Center for Human Rights, Gender & Migration, Center for […]
Injuries are the leading cause of death and disability to U.S. children ages 1 to 18 years old. Every day, 20 children die from injuries resulting in more deaths than all other diseases combined. St. Louis Children’s Hospital news release The Institute for Public Health is supporting the country’s top injury and violence prevention organizations, […]
The 14th annual Institute for Public Health Conference may have ended, but the focus on resilience and preparing our public health infrastructure for the future, continues. For this year’s hybrid (live and virtual) conference, the institute convened nearly 400 faculty, students, public health leaders and the public for education and discussion on: Fortifying our public […]
From October 15, 2021 through January 7, 2022, the Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program application period will be open to students who seek challenge, research and experience in one of two tracks: the Public and Global Health Track and the Aging and Neurological Diseases Track. During the eight-week summer program, students work with […]
The Institute for Public Health announces the appointment of Victor G. Dávila-Román, MD, as director of its Global Health Center. He was also named vice chair of global health in the Department of Medicine at the School of Medicine. Dávila-Román is professor of medicine in the cardiovascular division of the Department of Medicine, and a […]
Alaina Maciá * BS ’98, MBA ’02 * President and CEO, MTM, Inc. Biography Ms. Maciá’s vision and passion focuses on ensuring that community services—including healthcare, job access and social services—are accessible for all persons. Since 2005, she has grown her company’s revenue from $30m to $700m within the transportation industry, focusing on building a […]
Welcome Ben Cooper – Manager of the Public Health Data & Training Center! Ben’s role as the Center Manager at the Public Health Data & Training Center at the Institute for Public Health is to help develop and build public health data capacity, with a particular focus on health and social services data. A St. […]
The Institute for Public Health is helping support the Requiem of Light Memorial event for those in St. Louis who lost their lives to COVID-19. The event will take place Oct. 2 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Art Hill in Forest Park and was spearheaded by Institute Faculty Scholar and WashU Director of Medical […]
The Center for Dissemination & Implementation at the Institute for Public Health has helped launch a new website for the Washington University D&I community. The brand new, Dissemination and Implementation Research website features news and information about D&I-related faculty profiles, projects, and events; implementation research across WashU; video interviews with nationwide and local D&I experts […]
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- Public & Global Health Track During the past two months, myself and the other Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program – Public and Global Health Track participants […]
by Natalie VanderNoot, BS in Biology and undergraduate Research Scholar at George Mason University and participant in the 2021 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program-Public & Global Health Track Discussing climate change at the end of his talk for the Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program – Public and Global Health Track, Professor Michael […]
by Caroline Plaza, bachelor of Public Health candidate, California State University – Northridge, and participant in the 2021 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program- Global & Public Health Track This summer I had the absolute honor and privilege to work with Matthew Kuhlmann, MD, MSCI, and Jenna Diaz, MD. Dr. Kuhlmann is an assistance […]
by Marley Vogel, Cornell University ’24 and participant in the 2021 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program- Public & Global Health Track On July 20, trainees in the Institute of Public Health Summer Research Program – Public and Global Health Track attended a captivating seminar by William G Powderly, MD. Among his many roles […]
Dr. Powderly weighs in on the newest positive cases of COVID-19 and what symptoms are most prevalent.
The 2021 Summer Research Program begins with a virtual bang as students from 13 universities convene. Read more.
Bill Powderly, MD, is featured in the latest Show Me the Science podcast.
Two centers have awarded funding to research projects focusing on mental health and the cost of prostate cancer.
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 and the associated public health response continue to be discussed, but need further study to understand the modifiable driver […]
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Fast-Track Cities St. Louis just celebrated its first anniversary as one of 300+ cities around the world working to end HIV/AIDS by the year 2030. One year ago, on “World AIDS Day” (12/1), Institute for Public Health leaders joined St. Louis city and county officials to sign a proclamation that commits St. Louis to achieve […]
Since March 2020, the Center for Dissemination and Implementation at the Institute for Public Health has partnered with both the St. Louis region and the state of Missouri to provide data analysis and modeling related to COVID-19. These partnerships influenced the region to issue shelter-in-place orders sooner than they might have, allowed state officials to […]
The Institute for Public Health is supporting WashU’s new Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity (CRE2) as an institutional partner by helping fund its Black Girlhood Studies Lab. According to the lab’s webpage: “The Black Girlhood Studies Lab examines the lives of Black girls historically and ethnographically in community-centered ways. Black girlhood studies has recently […]
A new service developed through the Institute’s collaboration with the St. Louis Violence Prevention Commission and the United Way, is helping survivors of gun violence get directed to the resources they need. The new service helps find resources such as mental health counseling, employment, home repair or housing for victims of gun violence. Survivors of […]
The American Public Health Association says “The science is clear: climate change is a serious threat to human health.” They offer a number of resources on this important topic on the Climate Change section of their website, available here. They also created this infographic outlining some of the key takeaways surrounding this issue:
Written in collaboration with the St. Louis County Department of Public Health At least one out of every 100 St. Louis County adult residents had an active COVID-19 infection earlier this fall, while about five out of every 100 adults had contracted the disease at some earlier point, according to test results of a representative […]
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? What were the hidden costs and how […]
Friedman Center for Aging “Your Next Move” Seminar Summary Written by Kim Furlow, Institute for Public Health Being in my early 50’s and thinking about “many years from now” when I’ll retire, (not really; it’s probably coming sooner than we all expect!) I decided to attend the Friedman Center for Aging “Your Next Move” Seminar […]
The Larry J. Shapiro Director, Institute for Public Health, William G. Powderly, MD, associate dean for Clinical and Translational Sciences; co-director of the Washington University Division of Infectious Diseases and director of the Institute for Clinical and Translational Sciences, is principal investigator on a new study of anti-inflammatory drugs in COVID-19 patients. According to a […]
The Institute for Public Health is supporting WashU’s new Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity (CRE2) as an institutional partner by helping fund its Black Girlhood Studies Lab. According to the lab’s webpage: “The Black Girlhood Studies Lab examines the lives of Black girls historically and ethnographically in community-centered ways. Black girlhood […]
Since the beginning of the pandemic, COVID-19 hospitalization and death rates have been higher for minorities nationwide. This is likely multifactorial, according to Institute Faculty Scholar and Co-director of the Center for Health Economics and Policy, Karen Joynt Maddox, MD, MPH. “The evidence is overwhelming that minority populations including African Americans, Native Americans, and Latinx […]