In this blog post, read more about the concept of “informed consent” in research.
Category: Health Equity
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Reflection: Public health in St. Louis
Written by Lauren Jennings, BS Candidate, University of Kansas; SPRIGHT Scholar in the 2020 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program – Public and Global Health Abbreviated Track As a rising senior at the University of Kansas, I study Molecular Biology on the premedical track. My experiences working with marginalized groups in my collegiate career paired with my […]
Adapt and respond: The necessity of versatility in public health
By Samantha Grounds, BSPH nutrition candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ; SPRIGHT Scholar in the 2020 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program – Public and Global Health Abbreviated Track When discussing how her experience living through 9/11 as a law student in New York City altered her work and […]
How physicians can use their privilege to become a patient’s advocate
Written by Laasya Vallabhaneni, BS neuroscience and cognitive Science at University of Arizona; SPRIGHT Scholar in the 2020 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program – Public and Global Health Abbreviated Track The physician is the ultimate patient advocate, finding themselves at an intersection where they have the power to help a patient outside of […]
COVID-19 double jeopardy: The intersection of race and age
Written by Emma Swinford, Natalie Galucia and Nancy Morrow-Howell Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at the Institute for Public Health, Washington University in St. Louis The American Society on Aging recently released a statement, which begins, “Age offers no immunity to racism and violence.” In fact, age often magnifies the impact of structural inequalities like racism. […]
Kareem Abdul-Jaabar: Don’t understand the protests? What you’re seeing is people pushed to the edge (Links to an external site)
In the wake of the death of Floyd George, and subsequent nationwide civil unrest over police brutality and systemic racism, many are speaking out about how we can all work together to achieve equality for all races and People of Color. Here is another voice. Read more…
Perspectives: Black Lives Matter
Written by Adjoa Cofie, research technician, Washington University School of Medicineand alumnus of the Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program, Public and Global Health Track In the wake of the death of Floyd George, and subsequent nationwide civil unrest over police brutality and systemic racism, many are speaking out about how we can all work […]
COVID-19’s amplification of racial health inequities: A reflection about losing my people
Written by Kamaria Lee, MD candidate at Washington University in St. Louis; collaborator with the Global Health Center on the USAID-ASHA project to Improve Cancer Care in Guatemala Recently, Americans have faced the reality that COVID-19 is not immune to the power of racial inequity. In honest efforts to promote a “we are all in […]
Vicky de Falla MD, shares professional journey and personal stories: A Global Health Collaborator Spotlight
Written by Sandra Lee, RD, MPH candidate, Brown School and research assistant at the Global Health Center at the Institute for Public Health I had the great pleasure to interview Vicky de Falla, MD, president of the board of directors at Liga Nacional Contra el Cáncer/Instituto Nacional de Cancerología (LIGA/INCAN) in Guatemala City. She shared […]
What is really needed to improve the health of Black women?
Do race and sex still play a part in the health equity of women of color? What is really needed to improve the health of black women?
Premature Birth: Paving the Path for my Granddaughter
Written by Ebony B. Carter, MD, MPH, assistant professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University School of Medicine 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 continue to die.” My mother opened nearly every […]
Postpartum diabetes screening essential for health equity in women
Paving the path to reproductive equity requires raising awareness of the long term consequences of conditions first diagnosed in pregnancy. Pregnancy complications like gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia serve as early warning signs for a woman’s future disease risk; however, our fragmented healthcare system often makes it difficult to effectively monitor and prevent disease in these […]
People as people, not problems
Written by Antonia Asher, MPH Candidate, Tulane University and participant in the 2019 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program – Public & Global Health Track As a participant of the Institute of Public Health Summer Research Program- Public & Global Health track, I am working with Dr. Darrell Hudson, Associate Professor, Brown School, and his research […]
Seeking, facing and conquering challenge
Written by Amy Jasani, BA, MPH, University of Alabama at Birmingham, participant in the 2019 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program – Public & Global Health Track I find it extremely difficult to summarize and reflect on my eight weeks in the Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program – Public and Global Health Track. Where […]
Medicare Payment Policy and the Problem of Social Risk: Reflection
Medicare Payment Policy and the Problem of Social Risk: Reflection
Defining public health research
by Jordan Leith, BS student at University of Tennessee-Knoxville and participant in the 2019 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program – Public & Global Health Track For much of my undergraduate career, “Public Health” has been an enigmatic term. Many disciplines, ranging from mathematics to anthropology, are readily discerned due to their well-defined subject matter. However, […]
An enjoyable research experience
Written by Alayna Patrick, MS, PhD student at Saint Louis University and alumna of the Summer Research Program – Public & Global Health Track I must say that participating in the Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program – Public and Global Health Track, was one of the most engaging and rewarding experiences of my public […]
Importance of social context in health research
Written by Antonia Asher, MPH Candidate in International Health & Development at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and participant in the 2019 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program – Public & Global Health Track This summer, I am working with Dr. Darrell Hudson, Associate Professor, Brown School, and his […]
The Pruitt-Igoe Myth
Written by Emily Saxon, BS candidate at Michigan State University and participant in the 2019 Summer Research Program – Public & Global Health Track As a native St. Louisan with a keen interest in supporting and revitalizing urban communities, I was looking forward to watching the documentary “The Pruitt-Igoe Myth.” I had heard people in […]
Preterm birth rates in immigrant populations on the rise under trump administration
Written by Monica Villarruel, MPH, 2019 practicum student at the Center for Community Health Partnership & Research at the Institute for Public Health; and Clark-Fox Institute Policy Scholar A 2018 study led by researchers at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health demonstrated a connection between sociopolitical stressors and rising rates of premature births among […]
Why does diversity matter in STEM research?
Written by Tobi Okopie, BS candidate, Georgetown University and participant in the 2019 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program – Public & Global Health Track On June 4th, Assistant Provost of Diversity Initiatives, Rochelle Smith, challenged us to define the terms we so often use to combat the injustices inherent in the American educational […]
St. Louis bus tour reveals history of racial disparities
Written by Brittany Calkins, BA candidate at Emory University and participant in the 2019 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program – Public & Global Health Track I am from St. Louis, so when I saw we had a bus tour, I assumed we would be visiting the “classic” St. Louis areas, such as the […]
2019 CUGH conference perspectives
Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholars joined global health colleagues from St. Louis and abroad to speak at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health Conference, March 7.
Action toward food equity
Written by Alyna Sibert, MS, operations manager for the North City Food Hub and Institute for Public Health 2018 Annual Conference speaker The CDC defines health equity as “everyone has the opportunity to be as healthy as possible.” Healthy People 2020 defines health equity as the “attainment of the highest level of health for all […]
Keeping the public healthy: Who will pay?
Written by Will Ross, MD, MPH, associate dean for diversity, professor of medicine in the School of Medicine and Institute for Public Health 2018 Annual Conference moderator In 2002, The Institute of Medicine issued a report entitled, “Who Will Keep the Public Healthy?” The report concluded that “… public health professionals must have a framework for […]
Mental health equity
At the time of publishing, Jorge Riopedre was president of 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 Ryan, Speaker of the […]
The intersection of precision medicine and public health
Written by Sarah Wishloff, undergraduate student at Amherst College and participant in the Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program This past week, Dr. William Powderly, the Larry J. Shapiro Director of the Institute for Public Health, led a seminar on the intersection of precision medicine and public health. Precision medicine is a medical model […]
Understanding the significance of my research in the real world
Written by Tiffany Xie, undergraduate student at Indiana University Bloomington and participant in the Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program At the Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program, I am lucky to work under the mentorship of Dr. Kathleen Bucholz, Professor of Psychiatry at the Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Bucholz is […]
Complexity of care: Voices from the field
Written by Laura Whitehill, medical student at the University College Dublin and participant in the Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program This week’s seminar brought together a panel of experts on various aspects of healthcare. The panelists were: Amy McQueen, PhD, professor at Washington University School of Medicine, whose research specializes in strategies for improving […]
Race and community: Research addressing racial health disparities
Written by Tiffany Xie, undergraduate student, Indiana University-Bloomington and participant in the Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program I had the pleasure of meeting Professor Vetta Sanders Thompson, the E. Desmond Lee Professor of Racial and Ethnic Diversity at the Brown School and co-director of the Center for Community Health Partnership & Research at […]
Global is also local
Written by Kate Douglas, second year medical student at the School of Medicine and president of the Forum for International Health and Tropical Medicine Global health: it’s a popular buzzword these days. There’s something that feels so fulfilling about focusing on one of the United Nations’ core human rights – health – in a way […]
Summer Research Program alumni blog – Suraj Arshanapally
By Suraj Arshanapally, Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program alumnus Last summer, I was enrolled in the 2016 Institute of Public Health Summer Research Program cohort. I had the opportunity to learn from two incredible mentors, Dr. Kathleen Bucholz and Dr. Kimberly Werner, within the Department of Psychiatry. As a research intern, I investigated […]
Summer Research Program alumni blog – Karthik Rohatgi
Written by Karthik Rohatgi, Summer Research Program alumnus In summer 2015, through the Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Dr. Indi Trehan on the final stages of the ARTMAM study. The goal of the study was to determine the effects of simultaneous treatment with […]