Public health projects led by scholars at Washington University in St. Louis are addressing public health challenges in innovative and inspiring ways.
A partnership between WashU and UPNCH in Haiti has led to the creation of a new public health undergraduate degree program.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Faculty are working together across disciplines to analyze the social networks of stroke victims and better understand the nature of relationships and recovery.