Colorado’s COVID-19 hospitalizations dropped 14% from last week. Cases are undercounted, meaning that there’s not a clear picture of how many people are truly infected, but the downward trend is still notable said Talia Quandelacy, assistant professor of epidemiology.
A new report from the National Academies, chaired by Ned Calonge, associate professor of epidemiology, detailed advice for clinicians on how to test, diagnose and treat the millions of Americans who may have been exposed to PFAS.
Colorado’s COVID-19 hospitalizations remain stuck in the same rough zone they’ve hovered in for the past six weeks. Normally, hospitalizations have started to drop about one week after cases began falling, said Talia Quandelacy, assistant professor of epidemiology.
Pregnant women who were exposed to multiple phthalates during pregnancy had an increased risk of preterm birth, according to new research by the National Institutes of Health. The study's authors included Dana Dabelea, professor of epidemiology and director of the LEAD center.
Cases of monkeypox are growing in the US. Daniel Pastula, associate professor of epidemiology, said the vaccine is used in people who've been exposed but aren't yet showing symptoms of monkeypox, because the incubation period for the disease is so long.
It’s important that policymakers addressing gun violence focus on evidence-based solutions, rather than pushing through knee-jerk responses that feel good but won’t create impact, said Emmy Betz, professor of epidemiology and director of the Injury and Violence Prevention Center.
ColoradoSPH at CSU Professor Lorann Stallones has been recognized for her outstanding contribution to agricultural health and safety research by the International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health.
In an op-ed in The Hill, Emmy Betz, deputy director of the Injury & Violence Prevention Center, and other experts highlight how a provision in the 2011 National Defense Authorization Act restricts needed research on how gun safety efforts impact suicide prevention among U.S. military personnel.
Colorado’s COVID-19 hospitalizations and cases rose less steeply this past week, but it doesn’t appear that the current upswing is over. “It seems like, generally, we are still on an upslope,” said Talia Quandelacy, assistant professor of epidemiology.
Public water can have low or undetectable levels of elemental or chemical impurities like metals, pharmaceuticals, household products, disinfectant byproducts, PFAS, and hardness, according to Associate Professor Katherine James.
The current number of monkeypox cases in the United States is very low, but, according to Daniel Pastula, associate professor of epidemiology, more cases could be identified soon. He advises immediately notifying a healthcare provider if anyone notices a fever and new rash.
Driven by her passion for microbiology and infectious disease, Angela Golding, MPH student in epidemiology, shares her experiences and the lessons she's learned conducting interviews for the Colorado Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence's Enteric Disease Interview Team (EDIT).
“Climate change is already upon us and we can already detect its influence on the Front Range’s ozone problem” said James Crooks, clinical associate professor of epidemiology. Children with asthma are particularly at risk from ozone, and data shows that asthma rates are higher among those living in poverty.
The new study out of the Colorado School of Public Health evaluated the structural and outbreak factors associated with reporting foodborne illness outbreaks. The report found that many areas do not have adequate resources in place to detect and investigate every potential foodborne outbreak.
Public health experts worry Colorado and the U.S. may be flying blind. Many governments dropped non-pharmaceutical interventions like masking and contact tracing, while not beefing up surveillance enough to give warning of a potential coming surge, said May Chu, clinical professor of epidemiology.
Jill Norris, ColoradoSPH professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology, has received the 2022 American Diabetes Association Kelly West Award for Outstanding Achievement in Epidemiology for her career achievements.
The Colorado School of Public Health’s scholarships focused on advancing equity, diversity and inclusion have seen an increase in support from the philanthropic community and from faculty, staff and alumni. Here, students Tara Sou and Gilbert Fru share their appreciation for the generosity.
A new peer-reviewed paper out of the Firearm Injury Prevention Initiative, co-authored by ColoradoSPH Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Emmy Betz, looks at attitudes toward providing firearm storage options from law enforcement agencies, firearm retailers and shops. The results showcased a consistent desire to provide this service but also revealed some concerns.
"Wastewater surveillance is a relatively cheap alternative that can provide a lot of information" said Jude Bayham, associate professor of epidemiology at CSU. The data can give an early warning sign about where COVID spread is highest.