Faculty Scholar Jessi Gold, MD, spoke with MedPage Today about what she calls the “illusory truth effect”.
HIGH-IRI has completed its first year of training to great success. See what a few of its participants are saying about their training.
The popular Collaborative Cafe series on Equity and Equity in Research resumes in June with dynamic speakers and relevant discussion.
Two Institute Faculty Scholars have written about their study into mental health of older adults. Read about it here.
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.
Kim Thuy Seelinger, director of the Institute’s Center for Human Rights, Gender & Migration and Faculty Scholar, Lindsay Stark, wrote an opinion piece on preventing conflict-related sexual violence. It is featured this month in The Lancet.
Two faculty scholars receive a Gates Foundation award to support their fight against a devastating disease in Indonesia.
Institute Faculty Scholar and WashU infectious disease specialist, Steven J. Lawrence, MD, talks with Show Me the Science podcast about the frustrations, surprises and successes as the third year of life in a pandemic continues…
The Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging has published a background resource with everything we need to know about the topic of “ageism”, understanding it and how to confront it.
Larry J. Shapiro Director of the Institute for Public Health, Bill Powderly, MD, and Faculty Scholars, Caline Matter, MD; Jennie Kwon, DO, MSCI; Jason Newland, MD; and Gautum Dantas, PhD, are all interviewed in this Washington Magazine story about the next biggest health challenge after COVID-19.
Join us in Forest Park on April 23 for Requiem of Light, a community-wide memorial service featuring original music, guest speakers and the lighting of 1,500 lanterns commemorating the lives of 5,000 St. Louisans who have died during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Faculty Scholar Ziyad Al-Aly, MD, has found that some COVID-19 patients are experiencing serious problems month after infection. He talked to Show Me the Science podcast.
Written by Kim Furlow, communications manager for the Institute for Public Health Articles concerning the 2020 study by the Institute for Public Health and the St. Louis County Department of Public Health, are published by PubMed, a publication of the National Institutes of Health, and in the Elsevier journal, ScienceDirect. The collaborative study involved a […]
A new series on equity and equity in research examines how we achieve public health equity in health care and research.
Director of the Center for Human Rights, Gender & Migration, Kim Thuy Seelinger spoke with USA Today about the impact of the Ukranian unrest on women’s health care.
Elvin Geng, MD, director of the Center for D&I at the Institute for Public Health has developed a podcast for implementation scientists and those interested in pursuing D&I in their research.
A new study looks at how changes in policy toward the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program has had an impact on hospitals serving impoverished patients.
Elvin Geng, MD, director of the Center for Dissemination & Implementation speaks on the podcast, “Show Me the Science” about establishing more effective communications to quell public fear of vaccines.
Institute Faculty Scholar, Jason Purnell, also an assoc. professor at Brown School, is leading a BJC Healthcare effort to eliminate disparities in the St. Louis region.
CDC Director, Rochell P. Walensky, MD, MPH, a WashU alum, spoke with Bill Powderly, MD, the Larry J. Shapiro Director of the Institute for Public Health and other School of Medicine colleagues about the pandemic.
Derek Brown’s engagement with the Center for Health Economics & Policy has aided in his research on how social services impact incidences of family violence.
From WashU fellow to infectious disease clinician and policy maker, to co-chairing the Fast-Track Cities, St. Louis Initiative to end HIV/AIDS by 2030, Mati Hlatshwayo Davis, MD, MPH, left, knows about being a woman with a strong career trajectory in a male-dominated field. Now, as the new Director of Health for the City of St. […]
The Global Health Center is collaborating on a research project that will deploy advanced radiotherapy in low and middle-income countries.
There’s an app that will tell you if you’ve been exposed to COVID-19. Yes, there’s an app for that!
Our partners at the Institute for Clinical and Translational Sciences are pleased to announce that they are accepting applications for the third cycle of the Partnership Development & Sustainability Support funding program (PDSS). This funding provides university researchers and their community partner(s) with up to $10,000 to develop trust, infrastructure, capacity and skills needed to […]
The Center for Health Economics and Policy is working with the Missouri Department of Health to highlight potential funding sources that will help strengthen mental health services across Missouri.
Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholar, Ebony Carter, MD, is urging pregnant women to receive the COVID-19 booster to reduce the high risk of severe illness from the virus. According to Washington University’s COVID-19 Update, which offers the latest area COVID-19 information for school faculty, staff and students, Carter says, “Barnes-Jewish Hospital is seeing rising […]
Center for Dissemination and Implementation Director, Elvin Geng, MD, has written an article, recently published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine about the idea that a relationship – the kind that can emerge between a doctor and a patient — however attenuated, is one way to add to the “chain of trust”. Read, […]
The Center for Health Economics and Policy at the Institute for Public Health has launched the Missouri Medicaid Enrollment Tracking Dashboard, as a resource for the community to track the impact of Medicaid expansion on Missouri Medicaid enrollment. Timothy McBride, PhD, co-director of the Center for Health Economics and Policy says, “We are excited to […]
The 14th annual Institute for Public Health Conference may have ended, but the focus on resilience and preparing our public health infrastructure for the future, continues. For this year’s hybrid (live and virtual) conference, the institute convened nearly 400 faculty, students, public health leaders and the public for education and discussion on: Fortifying our public […]
The Institute for Public Health’s Center for Dissemination and Implementation, the Brown School and the School of Medicine’s Infectious Disease Division at Washington University in St. Louis have collaborated to launch the Infectious Disease Dissemination and Implementation Science (IDDI) Initiative. “The time is right for a collaborative effort in implementation science and a broad swath of […]
Written by Cindy Brantmeier, PhD, professor of applied linguistics, global studies and Institute faculty scholar, and Kim Furlow, communications manager for the Institute for Public Health The problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred. George Bernard Shaw A multidisciplinary team of researchers from Washington University in St. Louis, led by Institute Faculty […]
On November 16, at the Immigrant Service Provider Network’s (ISPN) Annual Conference, researchers from the Institute for Public Health presented results from the study, “Impacts of COVID-19 on immigrant communities & service providers in St. Louis.” The study was a collaboration between ISPN and the Institute’s Center for Human Rights, Gender & Migration, Center for […]
The Center for Dissemination & Implementation at the Institute for Public Health has awarded Rapid Cycle D&I Add-on (RAD) awards to two research studies in order to rapidly respond to untapped opportunities in D&I. Our center’s Rapid Cycle D&I Add-on (RAD) grants fund up to $20,000 in direct costs and enable researchers doing clinical or effectiveness research […]
School of Medicine faculty will lead an initiative to train data scientists in Rwanda. That faculty includes the Institute’s Global Health Center Director, Victor G. Dávila-Román, MD, co-principal investigator. Read the School of Medicine story.
Written by the COVID-19 Update team at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis As we approach the holiday season, WashU Med infectious diseases specialist Steven Lawrence, MD, says it’s important to keep in mind that COVID-19 activity remains high, with case numbers rising in the region and much of the country. Vaccines, now […]
Prior to recent shifts in global policy, in Zambia and many other countries in sub-Saharan Africa, people living with HIV were only treated once their disease had progressed to a point where it caused some degree of immunosuppression or they had complications of HIV like tuberculosis. In the past five to seven years, policies to […]
How can we help the public understand and more positively react to social media messages and medical experts about national crises’ such as COVID-19? An editorial commentary recently published in the journal Science makes recommendations about how adding a “new lane” of implementation science can improve the way we manage crisis’ like COVID-19 moving forward. […]
The expectation that we can be immersed in suffering and loss daily and not be touched by it is as unrealistic as expecting to be able to walk through water without getting wet. Naomi Rachel Remen, MD The case management team from the Institute’s Life Outside of Violence (LOV) program recently presented, “This is About […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Written by Julia Evangelou Strait A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis estimates the number of deaths that could have occurred had public health orders been delayed for one week, two weeks or four weeks as the pandemic was first taking hold in St. Louis city and St. Louis County. […]
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 […]
Dr. Elvin Geng outlines a recent study he co-authored that explains predictors of those who are hesitant or on the fence about getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
In this blog post, Summer Research Program- Public & Global Health Track student Devin Diggs discusses work on antimicrobial strategies to mitigate COVID-19 among K-12 students.