Anthropologist & Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholar, Theresa Gildner, led a study that found parasitic infections are probably widespread in low-resource communities in the southern U.S.
Lessons from the life of Henrietta Lacks
In this blog post, read more about the concept of “informed consent” in research.
Collaborator SPOTLIGHT: Faculty Scholar works for equitable care for diverse patients, communities
Faculty Scholar and Center for Human Rights, Gender & Migration collaborator, Julia Lopez works toward equitable health care for patients and families.
March 9 Collaborative Café: Working with advisory boards, stakeholders
Join us for the next Collaborative Cafe to learn more about best practices for working with community partner advisory boards and other stakeholders.
Global Health Seed Funding awarded to five “highly competitive” projects
In partnership with McDonnell International Scholars Academy, the Global Health Center has awarded five projects with new Global Health Seed Funding.
Center supports student trainee research and nurtures future careers
The Center for Health Economics & Policy helps nurture the next generation of public health experts. Learn more about two of them.
Center helps early stage global health investigators find mentorship, collaboration
The Global Health Center’s Early Stage Investigator’s meeting is open to any early investigator interested in or currently conducting global health research.
Precision insights can be found in wastewater (Links to an external site)
Faculty Scholar, Fangqiong Ling from the McKelvey School of Engineering has developed a machine learning model that uses microbes to tease out how many individual people they represent.
Considerations for data-sharing and community-engaged research
Read more about new NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy.
Center awards grants to three community-academic partners for cancer prevention and research
Through the Institute for Public Health Pitch Partners’ funding mechanism, three area cancer awareness and prevention organizations have been awarded grants that will help further cancer equity in the St. Louis region.
2022 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program Summary
Read about the 2022 Summer Research Program, which wrapped up in late July.
Global health seed funding available for faculty at WashU & McDonnell Academy partner institutions
The Global Health Center and University partner, the McDonnel Academy, are joining forces to offer Global Health Seed Funding beginning Aug. 15 through Oct. 15.
Two new WashU faculty engage with center on matters of health equity and policy
The Center for Health Economics & Policy works with and helps amplify WashU faculty interested in health policy. The team welcomes two new faculty members for collaboration.
Partnership Development and Sustainability Support Program (PDSS) Awardees Announced (Links to an external site)
Each year, the Institute for Public Health supports the Partnership Development & Sustainability Support Program for local community organizations. Read about the 2022 awardees.
Center offers resource for effective & equitable project collaboration
The Center for Community Health Partnership & Research offers a new resource page on how to establish and maintain collaborative relationships to meet community needs.
HIGH-IRI marks a successful first year of training and collaboration
HIGH-IRI has completed its first year of training to great success. See what a few of its participants are saying about their training.
University partner, ICTS supported by new $61M grant for regional clinical, translational research (Links to an external site)
Our university partner, the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences will benefit from a $61M School of Medicine grant that will support such research in the region.
Institute Faculty Scholar receives $5.7M for his work in Africa (Links to an external site)
Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholar Fred Ssewamala, the William E. Gordon Distinguished Professor at the Brown School has received two grants from the NIH for his work in Uganda. Read about his study.
Center’s “RAD” funding boosts research projects in multiple ways
RAD funding from the Center for Dissemination & Implementation can boost your research projects’ established intervention or extend the spectrum of the work.
Collaborative Café features new series on health equity and research beginning April 8
A new series on equity and equity in research examines how we achieve public health equity in health care and research.
Faculty scholar receives NIH grant to study impact of social services on multiple forms of family violence
Derek Brown’s engagement with the Center for Health Economics & Policy has aided in his research on how social services impact incidences of family violence.
Center aids research project on radiation therapy treatments in Uganda
The Global Health Center is collaborating on a research project that will deploy advanced radiotherapy in low and middle-income countries.
Call for proposals! Institute to match funds for CRE² seed grants
The Institute for Public Health is supporting the latest round of seed grants for its university partner, the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Equity (CRE2). The center invites proposals for transdisciplinary projects that enrich scholarly engagement related to the Center’s mission and themes. Read more about these themes in the link provided […]
Research team uses implementation science to positively affect breast cancer patients
An ongoing project lead by Institute Faculty Scholar, Ashley Housten, is using implementation science to adapt an evidence-informed intervention.
Study shows effective team approach to mental health services among Latinx community
A study finds that multiple agency input and teamwork can enhance mental health treatment in the Latinx community.
How microbes are changing the culture of biomedical research
This blogpost by Summer Research Program student, Natalie VanderNoot covers the impact of biomedical research.
Mentee reflects on Global Health Mentoring Program
Meet a participant in the Global Health Mentoring Program and find out what attracted her to the program.
Study looks at relationship between crime/environmental factors
According to a new study by the Public Health Data & Training Center, there is a correlation between vacancy and crime. Read more.
2020 in review: Center for Dissemination & Implementation works with state to inform COVID-19 response
Since March 2020, the Center for Dissemination and Implementation at the Institute for Public Health has partnered with both the St. Louis region and the state of Missouri to provide data analysis and modeling related to COVID-19. These partnerships influenced the region to issue shelter-in-place orders sooner than they might have, allowed state officials to […]
Washington University announces study of anti-inflammatory drugs in COVID-19 patients (Links to an external site)
Bridging the gap: How purpose-driven research impacts everyday lives
Written by Lindsey Debosik, B.S. candidate in Public Health and Health Management at Saint Louis University and participant in the 2020 Institute of Public Health Summer Research Program For the longest time, I did not understand the value of research to society or to oppressed individuals within that society. As a public health student, I […]
Do’s and don’ts of global health research
Written by Samuel Jaros, BS student at Loyola University and participant in the 2019 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program – Public & Global Health Track The Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program – Public and Global Health Track students recently met with four researchers to discuss the do’s and don’ts of performing public health […]
Exploring the power of narratives for reproductive health
Written by Brianna Cusanno, graduate student at University of South Florida & alumna of the Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program When I entered the Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program – Public and Global Health Track in June 2015, I was a college junior with little interest research as a career. Four years […]
Communication is key
Written by Lyndsey Armes, BS in biology candidate at University of Kentucky and participant in the 2019 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program – Public & Global Health Track Many researchers will tell you that they decided to go into a specific field because of their love for the subject matter, their curiosity, or their desire to […]
Why does diversity matter in STEM research?
Written by Tobi Okopie, BS candidate, Georgetown University and participant in the 2019 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program – Public & Global Health Track On June 4th, Assistant Provost of Diversity Initiatives, Rochelle Smith, challenged us to define the terms we so often use to combat the injustices inherent in the American educational […]
Short-term research authorship & ethics
Written by Amy Jasani, BA, Neuroscience; MPH, Health Behavior, University of Alabama at Birmingham and participant in the 2019 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program – Public & Global Health Track When I entered the grand auditorium and took my seat, I expected to hear a lecture on modern bioethics cases or the ugly […]
How to explain research to your grandma
Written by Adjoa Cofie, undergraduate student, Stockton University and participant in the Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program Explaining research to my grandma is something particularly challenging for me. Except, instead of my grandma, it’s my parents and my friends. It is a bit easier to explain to my friends, because even though they […]
Challenges for field research in remote areas of Indonesia
Written by Dr. Peter Fischer, professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the School of Medicine Indonesia is the world’s 4th populous country with 13,000 islands and poor access to physicians is common. Many health research projects in Indonesia are not located in hospitals or clinics of big cities, but instead are […]
Removing barriers to make research more meaningful and inclusive
Written by Robert Doyle, data coordinator for the REACH Initiative at the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research/Center for Community Health Partnership & Research at the Institute for Public Health Diversity of participation in National Institute of Health (NIH) research became a mandate with the NIH Revitalization Act of 1993, yet nearly 25 years later, […]
Health research matters to me
Written by Kym Radford, outreach coordinator for the REACH Initiative at the Institute for Clinical & Translational Sciences/Center for Community Health Partnership & Research at the Institute for Public Health Research matters to me. In the late 2000s, a study conducted at Washington University was instrumental in the early detection and confirmation of Alzheimer’s disease—a […]
Participating in a clinical trial
Written by Shea Roesel, clinical research coordinator I at Volunteer for Health at the School of Medicine As a clinical research coordinator with the Volunteer for Health (VFH) office at Washington University School of Medicine over the past 15 years, I have noticed that each participant’s situation is distinctive and the motivation to participate in […]
Summer Research Program alumni blog – Bolutife Fakoya
Written by Bolutife Fakoya, Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program alumna During my third year of college, I struggled with the prospect of what I wanted to do after I graduated. I knew that I was interested in basic molecular biology research but I also recognized that I wanted to structure my career around existing […]
Summer Research Program alumni blog – Amanda Lee
Written by Amanda Lee, MPH, public health research coordinator, Division of Public Health Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine, Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program alumna When I started the Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program in 2015, I had never worked in public health research before. As an undergraduate, I worked in […]
Summer Research Program alumni blog – Jeffrey Lee
Written by Jeffrey Lee, Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program alumnus I was part of the 2015 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program cohort and placed into the lab of Dr. Herbert “Skip” Virgin, the Edward Mallinckrodt Professor and Chair at the Washington University School of Medicine, working alongside Dr. Robert Orchard to […]
Summer Research Program alumni blog – Brianna Cusanno
Written by Brianna Cusanno, Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program alumna Reflecting on the course my life has taken since I participated in the Institute of Public Health’s Summer Research Program, I realize that I now find myself in a position I never would have anticipated two years ago. I knew in June of […]
More than just the endgame: The role of implementation science for early-stage innovations in behavioral health
Written by Alex Ramsey, instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine Implementation science has generally been viewed as the final step in the research translation process and only in the context of long-standing and well-validated interventions. There is reason to believe, however, that we should be considering implementation issues earlier in the […]
Center for Health Economics & Policy to offer technical assistance through the Just-In-Time Funding Program of the ICTS
The Center for Health Economics and Policy (CHEP) has become a Core eligible for funding through the Just-In-Time (JIT) Core Usage Funding Program, offered by the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS). This program is designed to provide quick access to funding to utilize technical assistance available through ICTS-affiliated Cores, including CHEP, to support research advancing […]
Center for Health Economics & Policy funds two pilot projects
The Center for Health Economics and Policy (CHEP) pilot program announces funding for two projects in the inaugural round of funding from CHEP. The funding for these year-long projects begins on September 1, 2016. Correlates of Enactment of State Legislation Related to HPV Vaccines PI: Amy Eyler Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted […]
Global Research Site Award to project on malnutrition in Haiti
Lora Iannotti, PhD, Associate Professor at the Brown School received funding to establish a Global Research Site in Haiti to work on malnutrition. “The goal of this award from the Global Health Center is to deepen already existing links in a resource-poor settings, in order to increase the involvement of Washington University faculty and students […]
2016 Student Research Program symposium recap
On July 28 and 29, students from the Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program presented their research projects and culminating symposium. Each student presented the results of their eight-week research project to their peers, mentors, and Institute staff. The program had students from 15 universities from within the continental US, Guam and Ireland. The students represented a variety […]