First Public Health Undergraduate Program Starting in Haiti

A partnership between WashU and UPNCH in Haiti has led to the creation of a new public health undergraduate degree program.

Multidisciplinary Research Project to Explore Cognitive Decline

The Healthy Mind Study will determine whether or not exercise, health education, mindfulness training, or a combination thereof can slow down or reverse age-related cognitive decline.

Rates of Chronic Kidney Disease in Guatemala Tied to Geography

Central America is facing an epidemic of chronic kidney disease, and Washington University’s Joaquin Barnoya, MD, MPH is among the public health researchers attempting to pinpoint the cause.

Home Modifications to Prevent Falls

Falls are a serious health risk for older adults. The Participation, Environment, and Performance Laboratory works to lessen the risk and incidence of falls, allowing older adults to successfully “age in place” in their own homes.

Evaluating Water Quality in Haiti

Studies have shown that efforts to improve malnutrition in resource-poor areas can be impacted by water quality and hygiene conditions. In Haiti, only one in five people have access to a sanitary toilet, and more than 40% lack access to clean water.

Diagram of networks and stroke recovery

Social Networks and Stroke Recovery

Faculty are working together across disciplines to analyze the social networks of stroke victims and better understand the nature of relationships and recovery.