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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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.
Dr. Powderly weighs in on the newest positive cases of COVID-19 and what symptoms are most prevalent.
Read more about the projects that have most recently been granted funding through the Center for D&I pilot grant program.
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 […]
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 […]
An article in the St. Louis American features several faculty scholars discussing vaccine mistrust.
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Since March 2020, the Center for Dissemination and Implementation at the Institute for Public Health has partnered with both the St. Louis region and the state of Missouri to provide data analysis and modeling related to COVID-19. These partnerships influenced the region to issue shelter-in-place orders sooner than they might have, allowed state officials to […]
One of the strengths of the Institute for Public Health is its flexibility. Faculty and staff at the Public Health Data and Training Center pivoted quickly to support Covid-19 data efforts when the pandemic hit. Covid-19 & Regional Data Infrastructure Data Center Director, Randi Foraker leads an effort to create a regional Covid-19 dataset that […]
Written in collaboration with the St. Louis County Department of Public Health At least one out of every 100 St. Louis County adult residents had an active COVID-19 infection earlier this fall, while about five out of every 100 adults had contracted the disease at some earlier point, according to test results of a representative […]
Given that COVID-19 is in the forefront of the minds of, well…everyone, here and across the world, it was no surprise that the disease was the focus of the 13th Institute for Public Health Annual Conference, Oct. 29th. But, how prepared were we for the pandemic locally and nationally? What were the hidden costs and how […]
The Larry J. Shapiro Director, Institute for Public Health, William G. Powderly, MD, associate dean for Clinical and Translational Sciences; co-director of the Washington University Division of Infectious Diseases and director of the Institute for Clinical and Translational Sciences, is principal investigator on a new study of anti-inflammatory drugs in COVID-19 patients. According to a […]
Since the beginning of the pandemic, COVID-19 hospitalization and death rates have been higher for minorities nationwide. This is likely multifactorial, according to Institute Faculty Scholar and Co-director of the Center for Health Economics and Policy, Karen Joynt Maddox, MD, MPH. “The evidence is overwhelming that minority populations including African Americans, Native Americans, and Latinx […]
As the nation’s children, teens and college students attempt to start a new school year amidst debate regarding how best to resume education during the COVID-19 pandemic, a segment of the population in desperate need of in-person supports often is overlooked in the decision-making process, according to a group of experts on the topic. “In […]
COVID-19 caught public health systems in the U.S. unprepared to detect, track and contain the virus. The pandemic has exposed a multitude of deficiencies that require a wholesale reinvention of the field of public health, said four leading experts in a recently published essay… Read more of the story originally published by The Source.
A new saliva test to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus has been developed by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
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Four experts, including two from WashU, outline 5-year plan to handle the virus and reinvent public health. Read the full story on The Source.
Such antibody tests use finger-prick blood samples, deliver quick results With Brazil leading the world in newly diagnosed COVID-19 cases, Latin America has become the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, outbreaks continue to escalate in parts of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Public health authorities worldwide desperately need to expand testing so they […]
The Institute for Public Health announces funding for seven research projects aimed at social and policy countermeasures in health that will mitigate the spread and negative impact of COVID-19 among individuals and communities. “While it’s important to advance research on basic science, testing and treatment for COVID-19, it’s equally important to understand the social, mental, […]
In the weeks before the St. Louis region saw its first patients with COVID-19, physician-scientists at Washington University School of Medicine began planning and preparing how best to collect blood and other biological samples from such patients so specimens could be quickly disseminated to researchers seeking strategies to treat, prevent and contain the novel coronavirus.
This story was originally published by the School of Medicine in the June 8 edition of the “WashU Med COVID-19 Update”. African Americans in Missouri are disproportionately dying of COVID-19. Black residents make up 12% of the state’s population but account for more than one-third of Missouri’s Coronavirus deaths. In St. Louis and St. Louis […]
On Friday, June 5, hundreds of health care professionals from Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, and Saint Louis University Hospital and Medical School filled the sidewalks of Kingshighway Boulevard, to demonstrate in support of Black Lives Matter. Doctors, nurses, pharmacists and technicians, motivated by events in Minneapolis in which […]
The Center for Dissemination and Implementation has awarded $15,000 in Rapid Add-on Funding to the following study, which centers on the impact of a lapse in education to Pakistani and Afghani children during the COVID-19 pandemic. The RAD funding mechanism enables investigators to rapidly “add-on” measurements or pilot data collection to an existing observational or experimental research […]
Written by Kim Furlow, Institute for Public Health; Elvin Geng, MD, MPH, director, Center for Dissemination and Implementation; and Karen Joynt Maddox, MD, MPH, co-director, Center for Health Economics and Policy Members of the Institute for Public Health team are using mathematical and epidemiological modeling to help inform local and state government and health authorities’ […]
As stated in its introduction, a new research brief citing research from the Center for Health Economics & Policy “aims to quantify COVID-19-related health disparities in the St. Louis region using ZIP code-level data on confirmed cases and demographic composition.” Mirroring racialized COVID-19 trends in other metropolitan areas, the report focuses on observed, yet unexplained, […]
William G. Powderly, MD, the Larry J. Shapiro Director of the Institute for Public Health, discusses here the nation has come and where we may be headed as coronavirus infections and deaths continue to rise on this episode of WashU’s Show Me the Science podcast.
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