Health inequities in endometriosis care

Practicum student Katie Wiedeman, MSW candidate, writes about diagnostic gaps as just one of the inequities in the care of this common women’s condition.

Pitch Partners² Announces Seed Funding Awards

The Center for Community Health Partnership and Research announces seed funding for two public health-related projects through its Pitch Partners² funding mechanism. The selected projects are centered on community-academic partnerships to achieve cancer health equity. Community organizations “pitched” to a diverse group of stakeholders including fellow community organizations, citizens, and WashU staff at an event in the Pitch Partners series. There, […]

Postpartum diabetes screening essential for health equity in women

Paving the path to reproductive equity requires raising awareness of the long term consequences of conditions first diagnosed in pregnancy.  Pregnancy complications like gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia serve as early warning signs for a woman’s future disease risk; however, our fragmented healthcare system often makes it difficult to effectively monitor and prevent disease in these […]

Leadership in women’s health

Written by Sithembile Chithenga, MBBS, master of public health candidate and alumna of the 2019 Summer Research Program, Washington University in St. Louis I recently attended the 6th Annual Midwest Universities for Global Health Conference at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. One of the most memorable sessions at the conference was the Women in Global Health […]

Targeting RANK pathway in mammographic density and breast cancer prevention

Written by Chee Teik Lee, medical student at University College Dublin and participant in the 2019 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program – Public & Global Health Track Breast cancer is the most common invasive cancer in women. Age, obesity, and mammographic density are strong risk factors for breast cancer. Modifiable lifestyle factors such […]

Culture, biology and women’s reproductive health

Written by Jelena Debelnogich, undergraduate student, Kent State University and participant in the Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program The Institute for Public Health invited Dr. L. Lewis Wall to speak about global health. Dr. Wall is the Selina Okin Kim Conner Professor in Arts and Sciences for Medical Anthropology and Professor in Sociocultural […]

Documentary features Congolese hospital successes

Written by April Houston, MSW/MPH, graduate student at Washington University in St. Louis The women of Congo have had it rough. Their country has been at war for decades, many of them have seen their families and even their bodies badly damaged and torn apart. There’s no shortage of sad stories coming out of the […]