Faculty Scholars in the News

Read current and archived media coverage featuring the innovative public health research, practice, advocacy, and education in which Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholars are engaged.

August 2019

Why the U.S. quest for cheaper medications imported from Canada is one laden with hurdles
The Globe and Mail | 8/1/19
Proposed rules for cheaper imported drugs normally take more than a year to be finalized, according to Rachel Sachs, drug-pricing expert and law professor at WashU.

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More Beeps, Fewer Words: Preemies Hear Different Sounds in the Hospital
St. Louis Public Radio | 8/2/2019
New research from Washington University Assistant Professor and Faculty Scholar, Bobbi Pineda suggests doctors and parents should consider the amount of background noise premature babies are hearing.

Meet 10 Service Animals—Think Dogs, Horses, Monkeys and More—That Are Helping Humans Live Their Best Lives
Parade | 8/2/19
…the latest wave of furry and feathered helpers take the animal-human relationship to a new level, says Jessi Gold, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry…

Ferguson becomes ‘fertile ground for a revolution’ in black maternal health
St. Louis Post-Dispatch | 8/4/19
Infant and maternal health is the canary in the coal mine, says Dr. Ebony Boyce Carter, a Washington University high-risk obstetrician.

Study: Police use-of-force among leading cause of death for black men
WDIV | 8/5/19
“I think that our results really underscore that police killings are a lot more common than we might have imagined,” said study co-author Hedwig Lee, professor of sociology at Washington University in St. Louis.

Study: Police Violence a Leading Cause of Death for Young Men
U.S. News | 8/5/19
Racially unequal exposure to the risk of state violence has profound consequences for public health, democracy and racial stratification, says the study co-authored by Faculty Scholar Hedwig Lee PhD, MA

St. Louis ‘Odd Couples’ Pairs Old, Young Roommates Through Housing App
Riverfront Times | 8/5/19
Faculty Scholar and Odd Couples board member Brian Carpenter, professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences says that as our society grows, older people are no longer satisfied with moving into a nursing home or living at home alone.

Experts Criticize Marianne Williamson’s Views on Vaccines, Depression and Illness
Time | 8/6/19
Dr. Jessica Gold, a psychiatrist and assistant professor at the School of Medicine says patients are already up against significant stigma when it comes to mental health, so she would be very worried if they heard these messages from someone influential.

Leila Sadat and Madaline George: Protect our human rights, not gun rights
Post-Dispatch | 8/6/19
Faculty Scholar and James Carr Professor of International Criminal Law, Leila Nadya Sadat co-wrote a no-holds-barred op-ed in the Post about gun violence and “legislative failure”.

Racial disparities in income and poverty remain stark, and in some cases, are getting worse
Post-Dispatch | 8/7/19
Associate Professor at the Brown School, Jason Purnell told a St. Louis aldermanic committee that young black males need the opportunity to succeed in order to encourage a viable economy.

Police Use of Force ‘Among Leading Causes of Death’ for Young Black Men
The Crime Report | 8/8/19
Article concerning the study by co-author and Faculty Scholar Hedwig Lee, professor of sociology.