Institute presents 14th annual conference, Oct. 27

According to a 2020 poll, “More than 7 in 10 Americans believe public health plays an important role in the health of their community.” As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, how do we recognize the value of public health for the future? How do we prepare our public health infrastructure for future emergencies? Can we strengthen […]

Call for applications! 2022 Summer Research Program

From October 15, 2021 through January 7, 2022, the Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program application period will be open to students who seek challenge, research and experience in one of two tracks: the Public and Global Health Track and the Aging and Neurological Diseases Track. During the eight-week summer program, students work with […]

Institute for Public Health names new director of the Global Health Center

The Institute for Public Health announces the appointment of Victor G. Dávila-Román, MD, as director of its Global Health Center. He was also named vice chair of global health in the Department of Medicine at the School of Medicine. Dávila-Román is professor of medicine in the cardiovascular division of the Department of Medicine, and a […]

New HIGH IRI training program focuses on intersection between D&I Science and Infectious Diseases

Researchers at the post-doctoral or junior faculty level who are interested in Infectious Disease, HIV and Global Health now have a new, world-class training and mentorship opportunity. Hosted by the Center for Dissemination and Implementation at the Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis, the HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Health Implementation […]

Research study and community collaboration become a “rich partnership and friendship”

For a disease that can be devastating to the lungs, the abstract medicine of words and knowledge cures much more effectively than a stethoscope. Christopher Prater WashU researchers and Vitendo4Africa say that a collaborative study funded by the Center for Community Health Partnership & Research has resulted in increased discussion, diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis […]

Institute congratulates diabetes research center on NIH award (Links to an external site)

The faculty and staff of the Institute for Public Health congratulate Faculty Scholar, the Joyce and Chauncy Buchheit Professor of Public Health and Director of the Center for Diabetes Translation Research, Debra Haire-Joshu for a recent multi-million dollar award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant will help renew the center and its […]

Institute National Council welcomes new chair

Alaina Maciá * BS ’98, MBA ’02 * President and CEO, MTM, Inc. Biography Ms. Maciá’s vision and passion focuses on ensuring that community services—including healthcare, job access and social services—are accessible for all persons. Since 2005, she has grown her company’s revenue from $30m to $700m within the transportation industry, focusing on building a […]

Center issues report on benefits of expanding Missouri’s Primary Care Health Homes Program for the chronically ill

The Center for Health Economics & Policy has released a report suggesting that Medicaid recipients can receive better quality, comprehensive home care by expanding the state’s “Primary Care Health Homes” (PCHH) program. The program currently enables patients with at least two chronic health conditions (heart problems, diabetes, etc.) to receive extra help managing their health […]

Study on vaccine preferences shows breaking down population by preference is important to meeting needs of the unvaccinated public

We know that the U.S. has been successful in vaccinating those who want the shot however, as we continue to hear about vaccine hesitancy or outright opposition, WashU dissemination and implementation researchers have conducted a study to get to the root of public preference. The study, entitled, “Preferences for COVID-19 vaccine distribution strategies in the […]

Institute welcomes new Data Center manager

Welcome Ben Cooper – Manager of the Public Health Data & Training Center! Ben’s role as the Center Manager at the Public Health Data & Training Center at the Institute for Public Health is to help develop and build public health data capacity, with a particular focus on health and social services data. A St. […]

Center releases analysis of what’s ahead for Medicaid expansion in Missouri

By Kim Furlow, communications manager & Timothy McBride, Co-director of the Center for Health Economics & Policy at the Institute for Public Health Since Medicaid expansion was passed by voters in Missouri in August 2020, the Center for Health Economics & Policy at Washington University has been producing analyses to help state and local service […]

Center director and Institute Faculty Scholar appointed as Special Advisors to International Criminal Court (Links to an external site)

Director of the Center for Human Rights, Gender & Migration at the Institute for Public Health and Brown School Associate Research Professor , Kim Thuy Seelinger, and Leila Sadat, the James Carr Professor of International Criminal Law at WashU, both of whom are Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholars, have been appointed special advisers to the International […]

Institute contributes to Requiem of Light Memorial for St. Louisans lost to COVID-19

The Institute for Public Health is helping support the Requiem of Light Memorial event for those in St. Louis who lost their lives to COVID-19. The event will take place Oct. 2 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Art Hill in Forest Park and was spearheaded by Institute Faculty Scholar and WashU Director of Medical […]

Center helps launch new university-wide D&I website

The Center for Dissemination & Implementation at the Institute for Public Health has helped launch a new website for the Washington University D&I community. The brand new, Dissemination and Implementation Research website features news and information about D&I-related faculty profiles, projects, and events; implementation research across WashU; video interviews with nationwide and local D&I experts […]

Center launches gender-based violence disclosure toolkit in Mexico

Written by Kim Furlow, Institute for Public Health & Julia Uyttewaal, manager of the Center for Human Rights, Gender & Migration This summer, the Center for Human Rights, Gender and Migration officially launched its revised toolkit for service providers and humanitarian workers in Mexico. The toolkit offers guidance on how to approach the thorny issue […]

When I’m 64: What will our future be?

The When I’m 64 course is back for Fall 2021 and helps students break down biases toward older adults and impact students’ vocational paths!

The opportunity of a lifetime

In this blogpost, written by Summer Research Program student, Marley Vogel, she discusses her work with the Lyons Lab at WashU.

WashU & LIGA/INCAN present at national radiological meeting

Members of the Global Health Center and colleagues from LIGA INCAN clinic in Guatemala spoke at a high-level conference recently on the project to bring life-saving cancer treatment to the region’s poor.

In Memoriam of Dorismae Hacker Friedman

October 28, 1920-May 30, 2021 Mrs. Dorismae Hacker Friedman passed away peacefully in her home, on May 30. In fall of 2007, WashU’s Center for Aging was renamed the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging in recognition of Harvey and Dorismae Friedman’s support of the center’s efforts to create an environment for fruitful cross-disciplinary research. […]

2021 Global Health & Infectious Disease Conference summary

Washington University infectious disease and climate change experts recently joined the Global Health Center and members of the WUSTL global health community for the 8th annual Global Health & Infectious Disease Conference, “The Impact of Climate Change on Infectious Diseases”.

Among COVID-19 survivors, an increased risk of death, serious illness (Links to an external site)

Originally published by the Washington University School of Medicine. News release written by Julia Evangelou Strait. A major study, partially supported by the Institute for Public Health, details long-term effects of COVID-19 among those who have survived the virus. The study’s senior author is Assistant Professor of Medicine, Ziyad Al-Aly, MD, an Institute faculty scholar […]

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 […]

Pandemic: One year later (Links to an external site)

WashU Experts: One pandemic year later, what’s next? Originally published in WUSTL’s The Source,  contributing to this story were: Caroline Arbanas, Judy Martin Finch, Chuck Finder, Sara Savat, Neil Schoenherr and Diane Duke Williams.  A city the density of Atlanta or Milwaukee, over a half-million strong, tragically has been wiped from the face of America’s […]

Institute supports Africa Initiative awards for new pilot grants (Links to an external site)

The Africa Initiative has awarded grant funding to eight teams working on new research projects in Africa. Research teams include the following Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholars: Dennis Barbour, associate professor at McKelvey School of Engineering Cindy Brantmeier, professor in the School of Arts & Sciences Philip Budge, assistant professor in the School of […]

Research team uses economics tool to measure racial inequities in virus testing

Almost every health official, physician or researcher you speak with will agree: COVID-19 testing among every population is essential for informing virus detection, self-isolation, and prevention of onward transmission. Racial disparities related to the COVID-19 epidemic and the associated public health response continue to be discussed, but need further study to understand the modifiable driver […]