Written by Arielle Smith, BA candidate in Psychological & Brain Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis and participant in the 2021 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program If the podcasts you listen to are anything like those that I enjoy, you must be hearing a lot of advertisements for online counseling services like BetterHelp. […]
A design class titled “Interaction Design: Understanding Health and Well-Being” explores using human-centered approaches to interaction design challenges.
By Karen Shymanski, Communications Manager, Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis The holidays can bring out the best, and the worst, in people. The best – many are in a giving spirit and look for ways in which they can give back to their community. The worst – when people become […]
Pediatric emergency and trauma physicians at St. Louis Children’s Hospital offer their perspective on the growing epidemic of firearm-related injuries and deaths.
According to research by AARP Public Policy Institute, there were approximately 792,000 caregivers in Missouri in 2013 providing unpaid care for an adult, valued at an estimated $8 billion.
When I am asked to speak to the general public about the emerging role of informatics, I often start with an unusual example: buying an airline ticket. If I were to talk to an airline representative at an airport anywhere in the world, or make a call to a customer service representative, or access a […]
A home for information about Washington University's look at gun violence, one of our greatest public health challenges.
by Faisal Khan, MBBS, MPH, Director of the St. Louis County Department of Public Health The St. Louis region played a significant role in the development of America’s atomic weapons program in the 1940s, and the impacts of this legacy continue to be felt today. Brief History From 1942 to 1957, the Mallinckrodt Chemical Plant extracted uranium […]
St. Louis-area residents need more food banks, community gardens and neighborhood grocery stores to improve food access for residents.
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Occupational Therapy, School of Medicine
This article originally appeared in The Source and is reprinted here with permission.  Overuse Contributes to Drug-Resistant Infections, Excess Costs Despite public health campaigns aimed at reducing unnecessary prescriptions for antibiotics, the drugs continue to be prescribed at startlingly high rates in outpatient settings such as clinics and physician offices, according to a new study at Washington […]
During a five-year period ending in 2013, 398 children ages 16 or under were taken to one of two hospital emergency rooms in St. Louis for gun-related injuries, according to a study by researchers at the School of Medicine. Of those children, 20 later died. A disproportionate number of the children injured or killed were poor, […]
Assistant Professor, Prevention Research Center, Brown School of Social Work
Evidence about the harmful effects of ultra-processed products (UPP) is growing and accumulating.
…and Should Not be Afraid Of by Mason Basler, B.S. Candidate in Biochemistry, Rockhurst University Participant, Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program, Aging and Neurological Diseases Track During the online summer internship in aging and neurological conditions, I attended an online presentation given by Brian Carpenter, PhD, who is a professor and researcher of psychological […]
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine
Content provided by Odd Couples Housing The idea of homesharing has been around for years. Around the country, various formal and informal networks for finding tenants, short-term borders, or roommates have surfaced. Instead of finding roommates through word-of-mouth or college campus flyers, now there are structured options to support homesharing, including a few options in […]