The Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging works toward a global society where all older adults have maximum opportunity for health, security and engagement.
Read about ways in which OKCupid is using "big data" to understand the behavior and preferences of the users on their online dating site.
by Eniola Kasim, BS Medicine, University College Dublin 2019 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program participant – Public & Global Health Track As a medical student with an interest in infectious diseases, I was really looking forward to attending this seminar. The fact that tiny microorganisms such as bacteria (which are about are about one tenth the […]
by Brett Tortelli, MD/PhD candidate, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine For many people talking about their sex life with their doctor can be uncomfortable. When someone reveals something so intimate about his or her personal life there is a fear of judgment.   We as physicians are trained to ask our patients about […]
Written by Eva Woodward, Prajakta Adsul, Rachel Shelton, Leopoldo J. Cabassa and Ana Baumann As part of the 13th AcademyHealth Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation, our team led an online workshop on equity and implementation science. At the workshop, we talked about frameworks. We consider three types of implementation science frameworks: 1) […]
The study demonstrated that treating the parasite reduces lung damage seen in mice that also are infected with tuberculosis, thereby eliminating the vulnerability to tuberculosis (TB) that the parasite is known to cause.
The 69th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) brings together more than 4,000 international experts and partners from academia, industry, government, and beyond to exchange information and to discuss the broader role of aging science. This meeting is the premier gathering of gerontologists from both the United States and around the world.
By Jon Sawyer, founding director of the Pulitzer Center, and Rebecca Kaplan, education specialist and Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies Fellow at the Pulitzer Center.  In the fall of 2014, Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications rescinded a speaking invitation to Michel du Cille, a three-time Pulitzer-Prize-winning photographer for the Washington Post, because he […]
The Gun Violence Initiative at the Institute for Public Health turns five in April 2020. This blog is part of a special series related to the key themes of the initiative: What we know, what we need to know, and what to do about this critical issue. by Jessica Meyers, MPA, Coordinator, St. Louis Area Violence Prevention Commission Violence […]
This article originally appeared on The Source and is reprinted here with permission. Elevated Urea Levels Likely a Culprit Diabetes is known to increase a person’s risk of kidney disease. Now, a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that the converse also is true: Kidney dysfunction increases the risk of diabetes. […]
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, as well as the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, with over half occurring in developing countries. Specifically, it is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T). Not only does T&T have one of the highest breast cancer mortality […]
Three helpful tips from a communications expert on how to best convey key messages about public health threats and preparedness.
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.
In great need of in-person supports, developmentally disabled are overlooked in pandemic-related decisions, experts say by Jim Dryden 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 […]
Washington University scholars explored ideas for communicating cancer data more effectively to the public. The project resulted in three experiments, a graphics generator called Dataspark, and two studies.
The second annual Changing Systems Student Summit hosted by Washington University’s Brown School of Social Work Social System Design Lab will tackle the issue of gun violence in the St. Louis community in response to Washington University’s initiative “Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis” and the alarming community trends.
by Susan Colangelo, founding president of Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective The Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to serving the St. Louis region through inventive, collaborative arts and culture. Members collect local stories, reframe and retell them through art, writing and performance to promote understanding, civic pride, intergenerational relationships […]
How a Transformative Summer Research Opportunity In Brain Aging Changed My Outlook on Life By Paresa Chowdhury, BS Candidate in Psychology, Loyola University Chicago Participant, Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program, Aging and Neurological Diseases Track When the COVID-19 crisis struck our country, everything felt uncertain. I could only hope that things would take […]
As we all came to grips with the reality of COVID-19, another major public health issue – as deadly as a virus – came into focus across our nation in a dramatic and vivid way. The issue is long-standing and pervasive and affects the health of many generations: Chronic racism and its inequities. As public […]
St. Louis Area Violence Prevention Commission Releases Statement on Policing and Violence Prevention   The Institute for Public Health is a founding member and provides infrastructure support to the St. Louis Area Violence Prevention Commission (VPC). The commission is a regional, cross-sector initiative that works to reduce violent crime in the region by promoting and […]
#ThisIsOurLane, but Our Lane Needs All of Us: EM Physicians Speak Out on Gun Violence by Kristen L. Mueller, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine and Megan L. Ranney, MD, MPH, Department of Emergency Medicine, Alpert Medical School, Brown University On November 7, 2018 the NRA responded to “Reducing Firearm Injuries and Deaths in […]
  By Kim Furlow, Insititute for Public Health Julia López, PhD, MPH, LCSW, an Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholar, joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases in February, 2020 as Instructor of Medicine. Since then, she has become a champion of the Latin community, working to help provide mental health […]
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The Gun Violence Initiative at the Institute for Public Health will be part of an online nationwide presentation of plays about gun violence written and performed by teens, Dec.  14-20. The presentation called #ENOUGH: Plays to End Gun Violence, includes a pre-show discussion, hosted by Metro Theater Company and The Repertory Theatre, which will provide […]
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Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine
Global Health Center Collaborates to Present Symposium on Women and COVID-19 By Kim Furlow, Institute for Public Health The Global Health Center at the Institute for Public Health and the Center for Women’s Infectious Disease Research at Washington University are gearing up for a unique, virtual symposium focusing on women and COVID-19. The September 11 […]