Learn about the statistics and preventative measures surrounding suicide among older adults.
Using technology to increase independence & living life
Read this blog post about how older adults are using technology to bolster their independence.
War and rape in Northern Ethiopia: A dialogue about healing and justice
Read about an event featuring international speakers on violence in Northern Ethiopia. The event was presented by the Center for Human Rights, Gender & Migration.
Older Americans Month: Aging Unbound
Written by Michele Dinman, MPH, project coordinator for the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at the Institute for Public Health Happy Older Americans Month! For the past 60 years, the Administration for Community Living helps us celebrate and honor older Americans each May. This year’s theme, Aging Unbound, promotes the importance of enjoying independence […]
Social and Cognitive Stimulation for Individuals Living with Dementia: Cognitive Stimulation Therapy Could be the Answer
In this blog post, MSW student Marissa Scofield discusses how Cognitive Stimulation Therapy can provide a social outlet and improve quality of life for those living with dementia.
Older Adults as Community Health Workers: Using their skills & experiences to strengthen the health care workforce
Read about how more older adults today are interested in working past retirement.
The Movement for Environmental Justice – Part I
Read part one of this two-part blog on environmental justice by practicum student, Katie Wiedeman, MSW candidate.
Environmental Justice in St. Louis – Part II
Read this blog post about environmental justice and its fight right here in St. Louis.
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.
The aging prison population: A rapidly growing issue
Written by Renee Hays, MSW candidate, Brown School; student in Contemporary Perspectives on Aging The American prison population has been aging at a rapid pace throughout the twenty-first century. According to the National Institute of Corrections, between 1993 and 2013, the number of prisoners in America aged 55 and older sentenced to at least one […]
Positioning Global Health for greater impact in the “Here and Next”: Reflections from the 9th Annual Global Health Conference
Read a perspective on the 9th Annual Global Health Conference by Global Health Student Advisory Committee Chair, Baffour Boaten Boahen-Boaten.
Internalized Ageism – Discriminating against ourselves as we age
Read a perspective from a member of the Friedman Center for Aging staff, regarding how we often discriminate against ourselves as we age.
Inaugural conference addresses community-based violence awareness and solutions
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.
Director’s Pick: Invention and Innovation: A Brief History of Hype and Failure
Center for Dissemination & Implementation Director, Elvin Geng, MD, reviews the book, Invention and Innovation.
Lessons from the life of Henrietta Lacks
In this blog post, read more about the concept of “informed consent” in research.
MAISYs: A flexible tool to meet the changing needs of implementation science
In this blog post by WashU Assistant Professor, Charles Goss, PhD, read about and watch a presentation on MAISYs by Professor Daniel Almirall, PhD, from the University of Michigan..
Scientist in the Spotlight: Lindsay Underhill’s career path in global health
Learn more about the career path of one WashU faculty member passionate about global environmental health.
Scientist in the Spotlight: Randall Martin’s career path in global health
Chair of the Global Health Center Student Advisory Committee profiles Professor Randall Martin and his focus on the environment and public health.
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.
Considerations for data-sharing and community-engaged research
Read more about new NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy.
Experiencing College in Later Life: “When I’m 64: Transforming Your Future”
A participant in the “When I’m 64…” course at WashU talks about her experience.
Medicaid Expansion after one year; over 270,000 enrolled
Center for Health Economics & Policy co-Director, Timothy McBride has written a blog post updating the Medicaid expansion enrollment numbers in Missouri.
E-Health and Global Health: A fireside chat with Project ECHO
2022 Global Health Week featured information on using e-health in geographic areas in need of better access to health care.
Hats Off to a successful 2022 Global Health Week!
Read more about 2022 Global Health Week in this blog post about the fun and informative week of activities and collaboration.
Center co-director publishes study on impact of Medicare alternative payment model on high-risk beneficiaries (Links to an external site)
Center for Health Economics & Policy co-Director, Karen Joynt Maddox, MD, and team have published a study on a voluntary Medicare Alternative Payment Model and how it impacts high-risk beneficiaries.
Reflections: Inaugural Dissemination & Implementation Day at WashU
Read a reflection from Faculty Scholar, Nan Raghuraman, one of the attendees at the inaugural D&I Day at WashU!
Could policy strategies be the missing piece in the implementation science puzzle?
Written by Morgan C. Shields, PhD, assistant professor at the Brown School On September 7th, the Center for Dissemination and Implementation was pleased to host Karen Emmons, PhD, professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, for her talk, The Role of Policy in Implementation Science and Health Equity. While understanding how policy […]
Faculty Scholars focus on maternal health with a $6.1M NIH grant (Links to an external site)
Faculty Scholars Debra Haire-Joshu, Rachel Tabak and Victor Davila-Roman, director of our Global Health Center will oversee one of seven NIH-funded ENRICH programs.
Medicaid expansion enrollment hits 220,000 on vote anniversary
Center for Health Economics & Policy co-Director, Timothy McBride, PhD, updates us on the state of Missouri Medicaid enrollment applications.
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.
The SALaMA Project: Interventions to reduce inequality for refugee students
Learn about the SALaMA Project in this blog post by a student in the 2022 Summer Research Program – Public & Global Health Track.
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.
How can the healthcare sector promote sustainable climate change?
Read a reflective blog post on climate change from 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.
Finding my footing in public health
Read about a student’s perspective on his Summer Research Program experience with the Public & Global Health Track.
Finding strength in differences
A student in the Summer Research Program-Public & Global Health Track blogs about Imposter Syndrome.
Expanding my horizons
This Summer Research Program student in the Public & Global Health Track discusses expanding her knowledge about maternal and infant disparities through the program.
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.
Does professional cycling symbolize a potential climate action strategy?
In this blog post, a student in the Summer Research Program-Public & Global Health Track assesses the correlation between climate action and physical activity.
A lesson in successful aging
Successful aging can be achieved through patient-focused care, according to this student in the Summer Research Program-Aging & Neurological Diseases Track.
Learning about clinical research by assessing fidelity
Learn more about how one study is helping reduce symptoms of anxiety or depression that older adult patients may face before/after surgery.
Learning new skills
Read reflections on her program experience from a student in the Summer Research Program-Aging & Neurological Diseases Track.
Inaugural Alumni Symposium highlights impactful student contributions
Written by Jeanie Bryant, BSEd, BSAg, coordinator, Global Health Center The Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program – Public & Global Health Track hosted its inaugural alumni symposium on July 8, 2022. The event included a keynote address by long-time summer program mentor and Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholar, Patricia Cavazos, PhD. Cavazos […]
Exploring the value of research
A student in the Summer Research Program-Public & Global Health Track writes about her experiences working with faculty mentor, Hilary Reno on the impact of COVID-19 on STI treatment facilities.
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.
A new experience in Alzheimer’s disease research
Learn about the Karch Lab and this Summer Research Program student’s research experiences while participating in the Aging & Neurological Diseases Track.
The longest day
Learn more about the DRIVES Project in this blog post by a student in the Summer Research Program – Aging & Neurological Diseases Track.
Gaining perspective on aging
Learn more about stroke neurology and other physician perspectives on neurological diseases in this blog post by a student in the Summer Research Program – Aging & Neurological Diseases Track.