After conducting the first scoping review of its kind, researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have developed an evidence based interactive mapping tool to assist policymakers as they consider regulating the concentration of THC in cannabis products and as more potent products move into the marketplace.
Across Colorado, thousands of students filing into classrooms this school year are sharing their space with new companions. The new arrivals are thousands of classroom air quality monitors and portable air cleaners installed as part of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded study through the Colorado Department of Health and Environment and the University of Colorado Boulder.
While the hit TV show “The Last of Us” depicts a fictional fungus, there is a real fungus causing concern in the healthcare community, and it can be deadly. Daniel Pastula, MD, MHS, associate professor of neurology and infectious diseases at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and epidemiology at the ColoradoSPH, discusses the fungus Candida auris and why it poses such a threat to the immunocompromised.
The June 2022 Supreme Court ruling on the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case removed the constitutional right to an abortion that had been established in 1973 by the court in Roe v. Wade. Ned Calonge discusses the effects this decision has on the lives of women and the healthcare system at large.
It’s been 30 years since Americans began looking at hamburgers differently. In 1993, what started as an alert from a Seattle emergency department doctor of an unusual number of bloody diarrhea cases ended in the then-largest foodborne outbreak in the nation’s history.
Daniel S. Goldberg, associate professor of epidemiology, saw a need to better explore the interplay of public health law and ethics – as well as opportunities for improving health justice – and launched the PHEAL program at the ColoradoSPH with the Center for Bioethics and Humanities.
In one of the largest studies of its kind, researchers provide answers to whether COVID-19 vaccinations reduce sickness and mortality following infection with SARS-CoV-2. The authors of the study say it is among the first to look at how COVID-19 vaccination may affect these inflammatory markers over time among those recently infected.
Leslie Barnard, a DrPH candidate in epidemiology, wanted to find answers to address public concerns about the rise in mass shootings from a public health perspective. Barnard worked with CU collaborators to analyze data from 2014–22 and calculate cumulative incidence rates of mass shooting event types based on incident characteristics.
The CDPHE recently named a new chief medical officer who is also a familiar face. Dr. Ned Calonge, Associate Dean and associate professor of epidemiology, talks about ongoing and new public health priorities, rebuilding trust in public health, and closer ties between academic public health and practice--all partnerships that serve tangible results for Colorado.
Dr. Stephen Berman, long-time director of the Center for Global Health in ColoradoSPH, passed away earlier this year. A tribute event held on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus on May 11 highlighted the many dimensions of Dr. Berman’s career, offering colorful stories that captured his commitment to improving the health of children everywhere.
The Colorado School of Public Health students, faculty, and staff are recognized each year at the annual awards ceremony. “We could not do this work without the commitment and dedication of our outstanding faculty, staff, students, and community partners,” said Dean Jon Samet.
The statement, co-authored by Dana Dabelea, an endowed professor and director of the LEAD Center, highlights the need for future endocrine research to address health disparities in pediatric populations and among sexual and gender minoritized individuals.
Options for firearm storage at gun ranges and retailers is part of the Firearm Injury Prevention Initiative, spearheaded by Emmy Betz, a professor of epidemiology and deputy director of the Injury and Violence Prevention Center.
Emmy Betz, professor of epidemiology, says Colorado was the first state to create an online map showing gun owners where they can temporarily store their firearms. Now, she says there are similar maps in Washington state, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Mississippi, New York, and Maryland.
Ninth graders at Aurora Science & Tech High School in Colorado learned the key concepts for using clinical trials, designing them, and analyzing the data during the inaugural Colorado School of Public Health "Epidemiology Day" on March 8.
Dr. Jon Samet, dean of the Colorado School of Public Health, said the problem of misinformation isn’t new; the tobacco industry created the playbook for disinformation during its long battle to suppress the truth that smoking kills.
Dangers prevail whenever health news is manipulated, said Jonathan Samet, MD, dean of the Colorado School of Public Health. “People are misled and do things that are harmful, like taking ivermectin (an antiparasitic drug largely used in veterinary medicine) thinking that they are going to somehow alleviate their COVID-19,” said Dean Samet.
In a first-of-its-kind partnership, the Office of Gun Violence Prevention within the CDPHE is teaming up with researchers from the Injury and Violence Prevention Center in the Colorado School of Public Health. They’ll create and maintain a resource bank of regularly updated and accurate materials regarding gun violence in Colorado.
A new study that includes Dr. Thomas Jaenisch from ColoradoSPH, describes a novel path to early diagnosis of dengue, the most common mosquito-borne viral illness, in areas of the world where lab tests to confirm the disease are not available.