ColoradoSPH alum Nnamdi Ezeanochie was recently named Director of Behavior Science at Johnson & Johnson where he and his colleagues aim to discover and apply evidence-based strategies to address health concerns, such as vaccine hesitancy in sub-Saharan Africa.
In an op-ed in The Colorado Sun, Dr. Kathy Irene Kennedy, ColoradoSPH clinical professor of community & behavioral health, and Victor Dukay, president of the Lundy Foundation, advocate for a research-based approach to assess the effectiveness of pandemic interventions and improve response to future crises.
A recent survey of 5,000 Coloradans, conducted by ColoradoSPH’s mHealth Impact Lab and InOn Health, found that the most commonly cited barriers to getting a COVID-19 vaccine were not knowing how to get an appointment and where to go.
Charlene Barrientos, community engagement manager at the Colorado School of Public Health, stresses the importance of engaging community members and building trust to address vaccine hesitancy in Colorado's Latinx population.
Manson received the Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award at the annual meeting of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). The $25,000 award goes annually to an educator who has made “a substantial contribution to advancing the field of health education or health promotion through research, program development, or program delivery.”
The Colorado School of Public Health released a new study that shows the prevalence of anxiety among new fathers is much higher than reported. The study is the first meta-analysis exploring rates among fathers.
Colorado School of Public Health is among the top 20 schools and programs of public health in the nation according to the 2021 rankings from U.S. News & World Report. ColoradoSPH moved up three places from No. 23 in 2019, when all schools and programs of public health were last ranked.
Feeling a sense of connection is important for our emotional, mental, and physical health, explains Jenn Leiferman, founder and professor of the Population Mental Health & Wellbeing Program, in a recent article in 5280 Magazine.
Assistant professor Neil Box and professor Lori Crane studied mole development in a group of children for more than 10 years. With a new grant from the Prevention Cancer Foundation, they will be able to build on this research.
Drs. Anita Pena, Meara Faw, and John Volckens are contributing important public health research and practice projects during the pandemic—testing respirators, researching risks to farmworkers, and studying the experiences of caregivers.
Dr. Cerise Hunt learned early on that it’s not enough to just be an equity champion. She plans to move theory into action as the new Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the Colorado School of Public Health.
Many Colorado School of Public Health faculty sit on a variety of committees within the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM)—a volunteer role, but essential to helping to shape policies that address many of the most pressing national issues.
This quarter, we are spotlighting Drs. Jini Puma, Michelle Sarche, Betsy Risendal, and Ashley Brooks-Russell. Join us Thursday, February 11th and drop by any time between 11:30 am - 12:30 pm to meet our faculty.
Many ColoradoSPH faculty and leaders participated in a recent virtual town hall event that hosted a deep discussion on the skepticism of the COVID-19 vaccine in Black, Hispanic/Latinx and American Indian/Alaska Native communities. Although diverse communities bear the biggest burden of the pandemic, they grapple with fear and distrust.
Grace Franklin, a ColoradoSPH at UNC alum, shares how her education prepared her to meet the challenges she’s faced as the public health director for San Miguel County, a job she started during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a recent article in 5280 Magazine, Dr. Jenn Leiferman, professor and chair of the Department of Community & Behavioral Health, and other mental health experts share practical advice for coping during the challenging winter months ahead.
More than three-fourths of the country's states have higher cigarette taxes and prices than Colorado. Proposition EE would increase our tobacco taxes and use the revenues to restore public school funding, make free preschool more widely available, and support programs that prevent smoking and help smokers quit.