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.
Even when necessary, antibiotics can cause major disruption to gut health. Gautam Dantas, PhD, comments.
Jessi Gold, MD, MS stepped in to contribute scientific and personal context around Wellbutrin.
Ziyad Al-Aly, MD, says that as we uncover more about long Covid, we are starting to see that some consequences will “last a lifetime”.
Jessi Gold, MD, MS, speaks about the most common misperceptions about adult ADHD and how misconceptions can be reduced.
In response to concerns amongst immunocompromised people about masking decreasing, Alfred Kim, MD, PhD, wants people to know about Evusheld’s effectiveness.
Amidst differing opinions on the reinstatement, Clay Dunagan, MD, MS, remarks on the past effectiveness of mitigation strategies like masking at keeping kids in schools.
In light of devastation in Ukraine, Leila Sadat, JD, speaks on what grounds the international community can use to intervene through the courts.
With more dance classes opening their doors to the public once again, Ross Brownson, PhD, comments on COVID risk for the close contact, communal activity.
Michael Kinch, PhD, speaks on the possible negative impact.
Alfred Kim, MD, PhD, explains how it works.
See which activity Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH, promotes as taking little time and energy but offering considerable positive impact on mind and body.
Leila Sadat, JD, provides detailed insight.
Ziyad Al-Aly, MD, comments on a study showing that some long Covid symptoms are likely associated with certain variants.
Having been on the front lines of the pandemic for the past few years, experiences with PTSD are rising and the concern is that these cases will continue to rise for a number of nurses according to Jessi Gold, MD. MS.
Ziyad Al-Aly, MD, provides more insight into new diabetes diagnosis’ following a COVID infection.
Following the introduction of a Bill to make Daylight Saving Time Year-Round, Erik Herzog, PhD, comments on the hypothetical idea.
Several Institute Faculty Scholars have received accolades from nationally-recognized academic and media organizations. Read about who is recognized for their stellar accomplishments.
John Constantino, MD, speaks about how this gift enables clinicians to work more on preventative measures with patients, rather than a constant focus on crises.
Jason Purnell’s, PhD, MPH, is leading a team that uses ZIP codes to predict life expectancy. That research is now an action plan for the region at BJC.
As COVID safety restrictions loosen, some Missourians are concerned about their safety amidst the changes. The Larry J. Shapiro Director of the Institute for Public Health, Bill Powderly, MD offers suggestions on how to stay protected.
Larry J. Shapiro Director of the Institute for Public Health Bill Powderly, MD, asserts that booster shots are more important than ever for those 65+.
Experts, including Larry J. Shapiro Director of the Institute for Public Health Bill Powderly, MD, see the possibility of calm after the relentless pattern of surges we’ve seen over the past 2 years.
Institute Faculty Scholar, Ziyad Al-Aly, MD says that the mental health risk of COVID-19 and its variants needs more attention.
Jason Newland, MD, M.Ed, explains why child vaccination rates are low and why it’s important that they increase.
After Medicaid expansion’s passing in MO, the state is taking longer than is legal to process applications, leaving people without coverage during the pandemic. Dr. Timothy McBride comments on their technology’s role.
Jessi Gold, MD, MS, comments on this alarming and rising trend.
Read these observations from Ziyad Al-Aly, MD about the reach of long COVID within different areas of the body.
In the wake of Eric Lander’s resignation as White House science advisor over workplace abuse allegations, Alison Antes, PhD, MS, explains that being successful in science doesn’t mean you have to be a jerk.
As questions arise around autism’s differing effects on boys and girls, John Constantino, MD comments on the importance of finding answers.
Ziyad Al-Aly, MD, explains that heart disease risk increases significantly after a COVID case regardless of a person’s age, health (no oxford comma needed here) or severity of symptoms.
Karen Joynt Maddox, MD gives her take on the effectiveness of the Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program and its Medicare penalties.
As a new strain of omicron emerges, Faculty Scholar, Clay Dunagan, MD, MS says it isn’t predicted to cause another big spike in cases and hospitalizations.
“An increase in these numbers in this population is concerning — and critically important to address — but the fact that it is increasing is not entirely surprising,” said psychiatrist Dr. Jessica Gold, director of wellness, engagement, and outreach in the department of psychiatry of Washington University in St. Louis.
Timothy McBride, co-director of the Center for Health Economics and Policy, wrote this piece documenting the journey of Medicaid expansion in Missouri, citing data collected from the center’s Medicaid enrollment dashboard.
A study co-authored by Alfred Kim, MD, PhD, found that drugs used for arthritis may lessen the effectiveness of Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.
Dr. Quinn Tyminski is mentioned here for instructing a student-run occupational therapy program that is proving uniquely beneficial for homeless shelters and its participating graduate students.
Vaccination has long been urged even after a prior case of COVID-19 because both kinds of protection eventually wane — and there are too many unknowns to rely only on a past infection, especially a long-ago one, added immunologist Ali Ellebedy at Washington University in St. Louis.
Ebony Carter reacts to the rising number of pregnant women admitted to hospitals during this Covid surge without having received a booster.
Elvin Geng, MD, MPH, pushes for a “chain of trust” in the doctor-patient relationship in this piece he penned for The New England Journal of Medicine.
Ellen Fitzsimmons-Craft, PhD, provides insight into using chatbots for those at risk of developing eating disorders and what can make them most effective.
A study, led by Dr. Denise Wilfley, aimed at identifying interventions for recent childhood obesity trends is explained in this Post-Dispatch article.