This article was originally published by The Conversation.  Vaccines save between two and three million lives per year by protecting individuals from diseases such as measles, mumps, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus and others. Clean water is the only other public intervention to save more lives than vaccines. Despite their life-saving benefits, however, parental resistance toward childhood vaccinations […]
University researchers are using science and engineering to fight the heinous crime of sex trafficking. By targeting where the crimes usually occur, the high-tech approach is as simple as snapping and sharing photos from your cellphone.
by Keith G. Taylor of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis FRED® is a web-based aggregator of economic and social science time series data operated by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, which provides a set of tools to find, download, analyze, visualize, and otherwise understand these data. Let’s deconstruct that statement. FRED is free! […]
The Institute for Public Health will award $15,000 to Patricia Cavazos-Rehg, PhD, in Washington University’s Department of Psychiatry, to support her project “Examination of the role of social media on substance use and violence behaviors.”
Research Assistant Professor, Brown School; Faculty Lead for Data and Methods, Center for Health Economics and Policy
Committee Members and Roles Kyle Nicholson, McKelvey School of Engineering – Co-Chair Grace Uwase, School of Medicine – Co-Chair Sandra Lee, Brown School – Vice Chair Demi Bajela, Arts & Sciences – Director of Communications Kylie Sholty, School of Law – Director of Operations & Logistics Brinda Gupta, Olin Business School – Secretary Bios Demi Bajela […]
More than 400 students, faculty scholars, staff, community public health leaders and St. Louis community members attended the 11th annual Institute for Public Health (IPH) Conference...
by Allie Liss, Intern, Gun Violence Prevention Initiative At the end of January, I co-planned an event titled, “Evaluating Interventions to Global Gun violence” as part of the Global Health Conversations series. As a global health student, I spend a lot of time learning about all of the current and historical health problems around the globe, […]
Developing countries represent half the cancer burden around the world, but only 7% of global cancer resources.
St. Louis Earth Day works every day to keep the ideals we discuss on Earth Day at the forefront of minds of those living in the St. Louis area with year-round programming.
Just a year ago, most Americans devoted little time and attention to the question of pharmaceutical pricing.
Embed from Getty Images By Jeff Brandt, MSW ’20, and the J. Benjamin Miller Masters Research Fellow in Aging; Recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Student Award for Social Work Leaders in Healthcare American consumers tend to hold some misconceptions when it comes to long-term care. Think Medicare will cover the cost of a nursing home? […]
The shift in antibiotic use over the past 15 years.
Pre-exposure prophylaxis, also known as PrEP, is the use of antiviral medications to prevent HIV before someone is exposed. Scholar Rupa Patel, MD, offers an overview of PReP and related challenges, and three people share their stories learning about and obtaining the drug.
Institute scholars are working together to develop tools to help Americans better understand and make health insurance decisions.
By Carmen Lyon, Undergraduate, Washington University in St. Louis Growing up in the age of the Affordable Care Act, millennials have difficulty imagining a time when healthcare policy and law were not at the forefront of the national stage. Even with the focus on the ACA, and any subsequent health care acts, most premed undergraduate […]
Exploring the impact of racial segregation on population health.
Kristen Mueller, MD Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine and Faculty Scholar, Institute for Public Health by Kim Furlow, Communications Manager Institute for Public Health Kristen Mueller says the Gun Violence Initiative (GVI) and its programs have changed her life. She is now one of only a handful of emergency medicine physicians who […]
WashU expert: Obamacare to get a rebuild By Chuck Finder Karen Joynt Maddox, MD, is an expert and researcher in hospital and health-system efficiency, among many other aspects of modern-day health care. As co-director of the Center for Health Economics and Policy, an assistant professor in the cardiovascular division of the School of Medicine and […]
Recent changes to Medicaid mean that therapy services will now be included...
African American Employment and Covid-19: Disparities and  Compounding Risks by Vetta Sanders Thompson, PhD COVID-19 is an equal opportunity virus, but exposure to this virus does not take place in an equal opportunity context. Although only some states and counties provide COVID-19 cases and outcomes by race, the data available indicate that disparities are stark. We […]
By Kyle Nicholson B.S., Biomedical Engineering, 2020 McKelvey School of Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis Global Health Student Advisory Committee Co-Chair, Global Health Center Recently, Jacaranda van Rheenen, PhD, manager of the Global Health Center connected me with Hiram Gay, MD, a radiation oncologist interested in developing emergency protective equipment for his team of […]
Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program Goes On…Virtually By Kim Furlow, Institute for Public Health The Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program has kicked off its 2020 program as many have, on line. The program, which offers two tracks, one in Public and Global Health and another in Aging and Neurological Diseases, is […]
On this page: Library Guide Local and Regional Organizations Focused on Reducing Gun Violence National Organizations Focused on Gun Violence Prevention Volunteering and Voting Further Reading Journal and Print Media Articles Library Guide Provided by the Becker Medical Library and the Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis, this guide will point […]
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