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

Institute congratulates diabetes research center on NIH award
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

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. […]