Members of the Life Outside of Violence team joined local, state and national violence prevention experts for a conference on community-based violence assessment and intervention.
Category: Blog Post by Topic
Lessons from the life of Henrietta Lacks
In this blog post, read more about the concept of “informed consent” in research.
EXPLAINER: How Does COVID-19 Affect the Heart? (Links to an external site)
Faculty Scholar and clinical epidemiologist, Ziyad Al-Aly talks about COVID-19 as a risk factor for heart disease.
Podcast: Recognizing, caring for dementia patients in the emergency department (Links to an external site)
Faculty Scholar and Professor of Emergency Medicine, Christopher Carpenter, MD, discusses the fact that 20-30% of older patients who visit the emergency department are facing dementia-related cognitive issues.
Does Covid reinfection bring more health risks – or make you ‘super immune’? (Links to an external site)
Clinical epidemiologist and Faculty Scholar, Ziyad Al-Aly, MD, discusses immunity vs. health risks following COVID reinfection.
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.
Unintended harm on the most vulnerable populations
In this blog post, Elvin Geng, MD, reflects on an article that explores unintended harm on the most vulnerable populations.
Self-love: Transitioning from research to the real world
A student in the Summer Research Program – Public & Global Health Track discusses eating disorders and research with the Center for Health Weight and Wellness,
Are we really promoting harm reduction in the United States?
A student in the Summer Research Program – Public & Global Health Track writes about holding perpetrators accountable for crimes against humanity.
More than just correlation: The link between poverty, health and education
Learn more about what areas of St. Louis are disproportionately affected by childhood asthma, in this blog post by a student in the Summer Research Program Public & Global Health Track.
Health policy evaluation in Missouri: From the perspective of a native Marylander
Read about how this student in the Summer Research Program-Public & Global Health Track spent time working with the Center for Health Economics & Policy on their assessment of MO Medicaid expansion.
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.
My summer experience: Research in adapting family-based behavioral treatment
This blog post outlines one Summer Research Program student’s work with the research team studying weight loss treatment for survivors of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
Learning to be the advocate my patients deserve: Examining the intersection of advocacy & public health
This student in the Summer Research Program – Public & Global Health Track examines advocacy as it relates to public health.
Financial resilience and the health and well-being of young adults
Learn more about a presentation on the sexual and mental well-being of young adults in marginalized communities in this blog post by a student in the Summer Research Program – Public & Global Health Track.
From the laboratory to the community: Strengthening the means of implementation
Learn about the “Delmar Divide” in this blog post from a student in the Summer Research Program – Public & Public Health Track
Forward to the future: An immersive experience with empathetic exercises
A Summer Research Program — Aging & Neurological Diseases Track student talks about his experience Empathetic Exercises, which simulate physical disabilities associated with aging.
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.
A novel approach to achieving gender equality and empowering women
In this blog post, a student in the Summer Research Program, Public & Global Health Track reflects on a talk she attended regarding gender equality.
Medicaid expansion enrollment hits 183,000; over 200,000 have applied since August
Read the latest on Missouri Medicaid expansion enrollment in this blog post by Center for Health Economics & Policy co-Director, Timothy McBride.
The contagion sweeping the nation: Anti-trans legislation
Read more about the current state of anti-transgender legislation as summarized by MPH candidate, Ola Adebayo.
Managing the college mental health crisis
An MPH student weighs in on the stress of academic life and the mental health crisis taking place on our nation’s campuses.
A Caregiver’s Guide to Palliative Care
Read this informative blog by Associate Professor, Karla Washington, also a 2022 Friedman Lecture & Awards’ panelist.
Age-inclusive language: Are you using it in your writing and everyday speech?
How we speak and write about aging matters. Learn more about what several national agencies say are best practices in eliminating age bias from written language.
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 […]
Messaging matters: Developing quality COVID-19 health messaging to reach across the rural-urban divide
Written by Sienna Ruiz, public health research coordinator at the Washington University School of Medicine & Ashley Housten OTD, MSCI, assistant professor in the Division of Public Health Sciences & faculty scholar at the Institute for Public Health “Mike”* is a white man in his 20’s who participated in our study on the public’s opinion […]
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 […]
From hospital wards to schools: the diversity of infectious disease research
In this blog post, Summer Research Program- Public & Global Health Track student Devin Diggs discusses work on antimicrobial strategies to mitigate COVID-19 among K-12 students.
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.
Do’s and don’ts of working in local & global communities
This blogpost written by Summer Research Program student, Rani Huo, discusses the importance of maintaining clear communication and listening with communities we serve.
WashU professor recognized for recommendations for radiation oncology practice response in catastrophic natural disasters
Dr. Hiram Gay has the most downloaded article of 2020 in the journal Practical Radiation Oncology. Find out more in this blog.
The covert threat of antimicrobial resistance
This blogpost by Summer Research Program student, Lindsey Kaufman, outlines a presentation about the negatives of resistance to antibiotics.
Global cardiovascular disease
This blogpost by Summer Research Program student, Sabir Khan, concerns the global burden of cardiovascular disease.
Ongoing Rohingya health crisis & student initiative to improve refugee health information access
This blog post by Summer Research Program student Mahija Ginjupalli discusses the efforts to aid Rohingya refugees.
Vaccinations: The path back to normal?
This blogpost by Summer Research Program student Sabir Khan, concerns the current state of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy.
WashU & LIGA/INCAN present at national radiology meeting
Global Health Center Manager, Jacaranda van Rheenen, gives an overview of a recent presentation at a national conference concerning the center’s project to serve cancer patients in Guatemala.
Adaptations of pandemic proportions: Reflections one year later
In this blogpost by practicum student Chase Bryer, COVID-19 tactics used by service providers to aid immigrant and refugee populations is discussed.
Institute director featured in WUSTL podcast, Show Me the Science
Bill Powderly, MD, is featured in the latest Show Me the Science podcast.
Medicaid Expansion: Implementation update & implications for Missouri
Timothy D. McBride, PhD, MS, the Bernard Becker Professor at the Brown School and Co-director of the Center for Health Economics & Policy at the Institute for Public Health describes the latest efforts to implement Medicaid expansion.
Implementation science should give higher priority to health equity (Links to an external site)
Written by Neil Schoenherr This story was originally published in The Source and features a study by Institute Faculty Scholars, Ross Brownson, Matthew Kreuter, Debra Haire-Joshu and other colleagues. Moving scientific research results into public health and patient care more quickly could have a significant impact on health equity, finds a new paper from researchers […]
COVID-19: Age & Race Lead to Compounding Risk
Issues affecting older adults during the time of COVID-19 are the topic of this blogpost by guest author, Morgan Van Vleck, masters research fellow in aging.
Civic engagement for robust communities
This Gephardt Institute blog outlines their focus on civic and community engagement.
Why older people are among the first to get the vaccine
By Nancy Morrow-Howell, MSW, PhD, the Bettie Bofinger Brown Distinguished Professor of Social Policy, Brown School of Social Work and director of the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging On December 8, 2020, the first Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine went into the arm of a 90-year-old woman, Margaret Keenan, with the second delivered to an 81-year-old […]
COVID-19 and Compounding Losses
by Barbara L. Finch, MLA, Alumna, Washington University in St. Louis The older adults I know are scared. In the independent living retirement community where I live, eight months of isolation because of Covid-19 is beginning to take its toll. While we are no longer “locked down” like we were during the first few months of […]
Reflection: COVID-19 exacerbates ageism in our society
by Danielle Friz, BSN Candidate, ’21, University of Missouri – St. Louis; participant Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program- Aging and Neurological Diseases Track In a seminar led by Dr. Nancy Morrow-Howell, director of the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging, I was very interested to learn about how ageism has played such a […]