A study led by Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology and public health faculty scholar, Theresa Gildner, is cited by IL politicians as showing elevated levels of bacteria in Cahokia Heights residents. They plan an investigation!
Attention smokers! Another reason to quit: Smoking can shrink your brain. A study published by Alumni Endowed Professor of Psychiatry and Public Health Faculty Scholar, Laura Bierut, MD, explains why smokers are at higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
What flu symptoms are doctors seeing the most of right now? Hilary Babcock, infectious disease physician and public health faculty scholar says you may be experiencing warning signs of other illnesses.
As an advisor to the International Criminal Court Office of the Prosecutor, Director of the Center for Human Rights, Gender & Migration, Kim Thuy Seelinger helped draft new policy on how gender-based crimes are investigated and prosecuted.
Allison King, MD, PhD, a national sickle cell expert and public health faculty scholar recently spoke to the Associated Press about a one-time treatment that eliminates the excruciating pain of sickle cell disease. “Anything that can help relieve somebody with this condition of the pain and the multiple health complications is amazing.”
Infectious disease expert and public health Faculty Scholar Hilary Babcock, MD says the time between exposure to the flu and how quickly you get sick is FAST.
The Global Health Center is collaborating with WashU and Nigerian cardiovascular experts and Parents as Teachers national organization, to help pregnant women in STL and Abuja, Nigeria.
Public Health Faculty Scholars Lindsay Stark, Ilana Seff & Byron Powell will use a National Institute of Mental Health grant to study a humanitarian program for young girls in Columbia who have been forcibly displaced from Venezuela.
How do entrepreneurs stay profitable while giving back to our community? The Michael B. Kaufman Professor of Practice in Social Entrepreneurship and Public Health Faculty Scholar, Heather Cameron, PhD, explains.
Assoc. Professor of Medicine & Public Health Faculty Scholar, Jennie Kwon won a $3.6M grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to evaluate whether vaccines affect the transmission of flu and COVID-19 within households.
Aerosol scientist and Public Health Faculty Scholar, Rajan Chakrabarty, PhD, discusses the process behind his lab’s development of real-time air monitor, which can detect virus aerosols in a room within minutes.
Washington Magazine features the work of several Public Health Faculty Scholars who address societal issues across our region. Vetta Sanders Thompson, Matthew Kreuter, Bettina Drake, Fangqiong Ling & Anneliese Stoever, are highlighted, among others.
Professor and Public Health Faculty Scholar, Lindsay Stark is leading a study on migrant teens and the challenges they face after resettlement from Africa and the Middle East. The study finds schools play a large part in how teens adjust.
Epidemiologist and Public Health Faculty Scholar, Ziyad Al-Aly says there is no “empiric evidence that COVID can lead to cancer” but the possibility is also not yet ruled out.
Public health Faculty Scholar and political scientist Taylor Carlson offers ways to have open, respectful conversations during holidays with guests with opposing viewpoints!
Co-Director of the Center for Advancing Health Services , Policy & Economics Research Timothy McBride, PhD, discusses the benefits of keeping kids enrolled in Medicaid for a year at a time rather than requiring reapplication.
As universities are being pushed to address mental health and particularly, student suicides, Asst. Professor and Public Health Faculty Scholar, Jessi Gold, MD offers suggested strategies.
In this article in the WSJ, Friedman Center for Aging Director, Nancy Morrow Howell says women may struggle with being called “Grandma”. What do you want to be called at this stage of life?
Sewage in Cahokia Heights is still making people sick. Asst. Professor in Arts & Sciences, Theresa Gildner, a public health Faculty Scholar has been studying the problem since 2022.
Ziyad Al-Aly recently spoke with National Public Radio about the latest findings on how long COVID symptoms affect the brain.
Public Health Faculty Scholar and Asst. Professor at the School of Medicine, Ziyad Al-Aly weighs in on how long COVID disrupts the brain.
Professor Lindsay Stark, also a Public Health Faculty Scholar led a study evaluating the mental health and well-being of high school students who’ve been resettled from the Middle East and N. Africa.
Psychiatrist and Public Health Scholar, Jessi Gold, MD, discusses the stigma surrounding health care worker mental health issues. She says suicide as an outcome is not as simple an explanation as people might assume.
Head of WashU Psychiatry, Dr. Eric Lenze says long COVID patients may have manifestations in the brain because of a depletion of serotonin. He’s conducting a 12-week trial to see if an antidepressant helps long COVID patients show improvement.
Associate Director for Policy Partnerships, Center for Advancing Health Services, Policy & Economics Research, Abby Barker, spoke with STL Public Radio about Cigna departing the STL health insurance market.
Public Health Faculty Scholar, Diana Parra Perez, directs a program that has rec’d a $3.8M grant to improve health in communities with limited access to fresh food. Read more about this program that provides “power over the food system”.
WashU Public Health Faculty Scholars Denise Wilfley & Diana Parra Perez & community partner, Andwele Jolly, of STL Integrated Health Network, will use a $3.8M CDC grant to help improve health, reduce disparities in the in the STL Promise Zone.
Biology Professor & Public Health Faculty Scholar says we should say “buh-bye” to daylight savings time. We agree!
Allison King, MD, PhD, a national sickle cell expert and public health faculty scholar weighs in on a possible cure for the painful disease that strikes children and adults alike.
They may not cause a zombie apocalypses, but there are brain-intrusive parasites that have evolved to manipulate their hosts! Asst. Professor of Biological Anthropology, and public health Faculty Scholar, Theresa Gildner in Arts & Sciences, explains.
This article on a study led by Diana Parra Perez, assistant professor at WashU’s Prevention Research Center, is some of the latest research in the Global South appearing in publications like the WHO’s-UN Habitat sourcebook.
Anesthesiologist Justin G. Knittel, MD, at the School of Medicine, volunteers for the nonprofit Doctors Collaborating to Help Children. The medical team provides care for Ukrainian children with burn injuries.
School of Medicine Professor & Public Health Faculty Scholar, Guantam Dantas leads a new study published in the Lancet Microbe, which shows that treating malnourished children with antibiotics can improve gut microbiome development.
In this podcast, Asst. Professor of Social Work & Public Health Faculty Scholar, Husain Lateef, discusses the Afrocentric worldview on collectivism, community & compassion in promoting improved mental health among Black men.
Obstetrician/Gynecologist, and Public Health Faculty Scholar, Jeannie Kelly says new RSV vaccines available for infants and mothers are vital but the Post-Dispatch reports low supply.
Congratulations to Public Health Faculty Scholar and School of Medicine Assoc. Professor, Ali Ellebedy and team, who received a $13M NIH grant for their project to create better vaccines in the fight against emerging coronaviruses.
Erik Herzog, the Viktor Hamburger Distinguished Professor in Arts & Sciences discusses the role of activity and sleep in premature birth and how machine learning may determine preterm birth risks in our future.
Check out this interesting opinion piece by data scientist at Olin Business School & Public Health Faculty Scholar, Liberty Vittert, about how men are turning to AI to find virtual companionship
Can your Fitbit hurt you? A new study by Public Health Faculty Scholar & Assoc. Professor of Surgery, Yin Cao, shows the average adult spend more hours sitting down than is healthy.
A first-of-its-kind study led by Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholar, Morgan Shields, PhD, shows that psychiatric patients who experienced good patient care while hospitalized are more likely to trust their mental healthcare providers.
Hematologist and Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholar, Allison King, MD is raising awareness about Sickle Cell Disease, which currently affects 2.5 million people in the U.S.
How much overtime would you work to earn $40K in overtime pay? Asst. Prof. of Psychiatry & Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholar, Jessie Gold says watch out for burnout!
A new WashU study by Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholars Maura Kepper and Amy Eyler and team, finds that collaborative partnerships are critical to responding to our community’s complex health inequities.
WashU study co-author and epidemiologist, Ziyad Al-Aly, MD discusses the “staggeringly high burden” of long COVID in the past two+ years.
Fred Ssewamala, the William E. Gordon Distinguished Professor at the Brown School, and Byron Powell, co-director of the Center for Dissemination & Implementation at the Institute for Public Health, have won a five-year $3.5 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NIH-based) for a new study in Uganda.
Rodrigo Reis, public health faculty scholar & Brown professor and team, are reviving an online resource that determines how conducive a community is for walking, biking and other physical activities. Read about it!
A study by Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholar, Matthew Ellis, PhD and Kevin Xu, MD shows Gabapentin prescriptions have drastically increased due to off-label prescribing for OUD treatment to manage withdrawal symptoms, despite a lack of evidence.
Gaya Amarasinghe, the Alumni Endowed Professor of pathology and immunology at the School of Medicine, and Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholar, received a five-year, $16.8 million grant renewal from the NIAID (NIH) for Ebola virus research.
The Institute for Public Health conducted a city-funded assessment of the Cure Violence St. Louis effort and found that the program had a positive effect in the Wells-Goodfellow neighborhood in N. STL.
Mark Manary, MD, founded Project Peanut Butter to treat children suffering from malnutrition. Read about him and the project featured in Feast Magazine.