“The decrease in the susceptibility of the population as a whole, increase in personal protective behaviors, and the lack of case reporting have caused superspreader events to both be less likely to occur and less likely to be reported,” said Bailey Fosdick, associate professor of biostatistics and informatics.
COVID-19 positivity rates have been rising in Colorado since October, but with fewer people being tested, uncertainty remains. Beth Carlton, associate professor of environmental and occupational health and Jude Bayham, assistant professor of epidemiology at CSU, weigh in for the Denver Post.
Given that cases and the percentage of tests coming back positive have been trending up over the last two weeks, it appears that the rise in hospitalizations points to a real increase in infections, said Dean Jon Samet.
I wrote this commentary over the Thanksgiving break, always a time to catch up on reading and pondering. This year, climate change captured my attention as the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change ended.
Sadly, we once again find ourselves mourning the victims of another horrific shooting; this one carried out in Colorado Springs over the weekend and targeting the LGBTQ+ community. And a just-published paper in the NEJM provides real-world evidence on the effectiveness of school mask mandates.
I was asked by Alfredo Morabia, a friend and editor of the American Journal of Public Health, to participate in a panel discussion at APHA's national meeting on “Modernizing CDC.” To prepare, I read Silent Invasion by Deborah Birx, the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator during the Trump Administration.
The CU Cancer Center is unique among many cancer centers nationwide because women represent half of its leadership in administration and research, including Cathy Bradley, deputy director & ColoradoSPH associate dean for research and Evelinn Borrayo, PhD, associate director of community outreach and engagement and associate director of research for the Latino Research and Policy Center.
Cathy Bradley, ColoradoSPH associate dean for research and deputy director of the University of Colorado Cancer Center, is a keynote speaker at two conferences in France this month focusing on the economic impacts of a cancer diagnosis. “It impacts the whole person, not just the collection of cells,” she reflects.
Dean Jon Samet, co-chair of the ASPPH Climate Change and Health Taskforce, spoke at the session which was centered on solutions to the deadly heat waves, wildfires, droughts, water shortages and social disruptions linked to climate change and health risks these problems cause.
Eric Simões, professor of epidemiology , is principal investigator of two ongoing studies on the use of a monoclonal antibody against RSV in infants. “RSV remains the most common cause of lower respiratory tract infection in infants and results in seasonal epidemics globally each year,” he says.
New research led by Emmy Betz, professor of epidemiology and deputy director of the Injury and Violence Prevention Center, examined diverse viewpoints on reducing access to potentially dangerous situations among older adults due to changes in physical or cognitive functioning.
Ticks capable of carrying diseases like Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Colorado tick fever and tick-borne paralysis pose an emerging threat in Colorado, according to a recent study co-authored by ColoradoSPH at CSU faculty and an MPH student/alum.
ColoradoSPH at UNC alum Rudy Vargas, director of the UNC César Chávez Cultural Center, was recently honored in the 40 under 40 for Northern Colorado. The list recognizes 40 emerging business leaders under 40 years of age who are making a mark on their communities through professional success and volunteer activities.
Tori Ortega, MPH student in community health education, received the Colorado School of Public Health Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Scholarship Fund. "I can continue my research and academic passions toward growing inclusivity and advocating for diversity in my field," she reflects.