As hospitals begin implementing more aggressive transfer protocols and healthcare workers continue to sound an alarm about the direction of the pandemic in Colorado, no one is celebrating. Dr. Jon Samet, dean of ColoradoSPH and leader of the state's COVID-19 Modeling Group talks about the surge in cases.
Associate Professor Emmy Betz, MD, MPH, and her research team have been awarded a $1.7 million National Institutes of Health grant for a study designed to improve firearm safety for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Dr. Samet, ColoradoSPH dean, and Dr. Barrington-Trimis, assistant professor at UCS's Keck School of Medicine, argue that promoting e-cigarettes as a harm reduction tool for smokers is not the best approach. They raise concerns that these policies underestimate the risks to youth and lack scientific evidence.
New COVID-19 models show that Colorado could still experience thousands more cases of severe, but avoidable, COVID-19 over the months ahead. Vaccination is the key to preventing these cases; immediately increasing vaccination rates to 80% among adults and 70% among teens (with at least one shot) will prevent substantial COVID-19 hospitalizations this fall.
On August 2, EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan announced his selections for membership of the Science Advisory Board. Among those selected is Dr. Jonathan Samet, dean and professor of epidemiology, and environmental and occupational health for ColoradoSPH.
Jude Bayham and other researchers from Colorado State University hope a new model and online dashboard they've created will be a decision support tool to help facility managers understand the risks they face regarding COVID-19 outbreaks.
A new study by the Colorado COVID-19 modeling team highlights the need for locally calibrated transmission models to inform public health preparedness and policymaking in real-time during a public health emergency.
Dr. Jonathan Samet, dean of the Colorado School of Public Health and leader of the Colorado COVID-19 Modeling Group, comments on how the Delta variant and vaccines interact to affect COVID-19 hospitalization rates in Colorado.
In an op-ed in the Colorado Sun, Dr. Stephen Berman, professor of epidemiology and director of the Center for Global Health, outlines why a global strategy to fight COVID-19 in needed and the role that wealthier countries should play.
May Chu, PhD, clinical professor of epidemiology, has played a key role in a multi-institutional study that confirmed an inexpensive method to safely extend masks’ use—a potential ‘game-changer’ in resource-strained areas around globe.
May Chu, PhD, clinical professor of epidemiology, explains that she will keep wearing her mask in certain situations because there isn't a reliable way to know who is vaccinated and because she has high-risk family members.