Institute director and former CDC director discuss future of public health

More than 200 students, faculty and community partners recently gathered in Graham Chapel on WashU’s Danforth Campus to hear former CDC Director, Rochelle Walensky, MD, and the Larry J. Shapiro Director of the Institute for Public Health, William G. Powderly, MD, discuss critical public health issues. It was a rare for the public to hear […]

Enhancing sustainability in global cancer care

In this observation from a student in the Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program – Public and Global Health track, learn about how the PEWS systems works to assess health in hospitalized children.

Celebrating freedom and wellness: Uniting our community for an empowered Juneteenth

Written by Maeve Fahy, BCL, MD candidate, University College Dublin, Ireland, and the Mark and Cathleen Reifsteck Summer Research Program Scholar in the 2023 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program As a student in the Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program – Public and Global Health Track, I was thrilled to attend the festivities […]

Suicide prevention among older adults

Learn more about suicide prevention among older adults in this blogpost by one of the students attending the course, Contemporary Perspectives on Aging.

Health inequities in endometriosis care

Practicum student Katie Wiedeman, MSW candidate, writes about diagnostic gaps as just one of the inequities in the care of this common women’s condition.

Local and global period poverty

This student in the Summer Research Program-Public & Global Health Track discusses one of the issues facing more than 10% of the world’s population-meeting basic human needs.

When science is inexhaustible, learning never ends

Read a reflection about her work with infectious disease Assistant Professor, Carlos Mejia-Chew, written by a participant in the Summer Research Program – Public & Global Health Track.

The untapped power of LGBTQ+ blood drives

Learn more about how the U.S. is handling its blood supply during COVID-19 in this blog post from a Summer Research Program participant in the Public & Global Health track.

Medicaid enrollment in Missouri begins; applications appear vigorous

Written by Timothy McBride, co-director, Center for Health Economics and Policy The expansion of Medicaid in Missouri began in 2021, and after resolution of a lawsuit at the Missouri Supreme Court in July, enrollment applications were accepted starting on October 2021. As of January 21, 2022, enrollment in the adult expansion group (AEG) had reached […]

COVID-19 affects everything: The increase in opioid-related deaths & initiatives

Written by Ola Adebayo, MPH candidate and student worker at the Institute for Public Health Overdose-related deaths have reached an all-time high with more than 96,000 people dying during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a 30 percent increase from 2019, the largest increase ever seen of drug-related deaths in the United […]

Something is in the air: The confluence of climate change, environmental racism, & Covid-19

Written by Kaelan Smyser, undergraduate student and member of the Global Health Center Student Advisory Committee at the Institute for Public Health Students, faculty and staff gathered at the 2021 Global Health Week at Washington University in St. Louis, to attend an interdisciplinary panel on the intersection of climate change, environmental racism and Covid-19. The […]

The importance of interdisciplinary collaboration during COVID and beyond

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 […]

No longer a death sentence: The evolution & development of HIV in the U.S.

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 […]

Remembering the people behind the disease

In this blogpost written by Sophia Tu, a Summer Research Program student in the Aging & Neurological Diseases Track, studies concerning dementia and Alzheimers are discussed.

Summer Research Program Experience 2.0

This blogpost written by Summer Research Program, Aging & Neurological Diseases Track student, Danielle Friz discusses various presentations on chronic diseases in aging adults.

Global cardiovascular disease

This blogpost by Summer Research Program student, Sabir Khan, concerns the global burden of cardiovascular disease.

Vaccinations: The path back to normal?

This blogpost by Summer Research Program student Sabir Khan, concerns the current state of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy.