This month, I expand on “Reach” through expanding the school's partnerships. As part of our reaccreditation process, we identified more than 1,000 partnerships between our faculty and external organizations. And, a signature of my research centers on the trade-offs around work, health insurance, and health. It is with this lens that I think about the resurgence of COVID.
The energy from the community and from within the school is truly special and it excites me to see what, together, we can accomplish. In my first monthly communication, I wanted to share some of the insights I gathered and how they interplay with the vision for ColoradoSPH.
On Aug. 1, Cathy Bradley, PhD, became the fourth dean in ColoradoSPH's history and the first woman permanently appointed to the position. Responding to climate change, developing large-scale solutions to the mental health crisis, and extolling the positive influence public health plays in making communities stronger and more resilient are just three of the first research and education goals for Bradley as she steps into her role.
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.
Each year, Colorado Public Health Association and ColoradoSPH honors exceptional individuals in the field of public health at the Public Health in the Rockies (PHiR) conference. As in past years, many ColoradoSPH students, faculty, and alumni received awards from CPHA and ColoradoSPH at the conference awards luncheon. We celebrate all who received these awards for their hard work in public health.
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.
Prolonged heat waves and the sweltering summer days that accompany climate change can be hazardous for human health, leading to conditions such as heat stroke and even causing permanent organ damage or death if not treated quickly.
For any child, the birth-to-age-5 period is vital to healthy development, but another important period – the transition into adolescence – is an opportunity to support positive developmental trajectories. For autistic children, matching the right intervention approaches to the right developmental period is essential to support healthy development and well-being.
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, undertaken by the Committee on the Review of EPA's 2022 Draft Formaldehyde Assessment and chaired by Jonathan Samet, MD, MS, professor and former dean of ColoradoSPH, recommends that EPA revise its draft assessment to be more easily followed.
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.
While up to 80% of the world's nations eat insects regularly, many still get squeamish at the idea. Shaylee Warner, a recent graduate from the Colorado School of Public Health at Colorado State University, focused her capstone research on how edible insect practices can provide a sustainable approach to addressing food insecurity stemming from climate change.
Online student, Lexie King, found connection through ColoradoSPH-sponsored conferences where she met staff from the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center. Those connections led to her practicum and capstone experience--and a student award for excellence in public health practice.
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.
With the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic appearing to be over, Tracy Nelson, director of the Colorado School of Public Health at CSU explains how we have come through the other side of the worst pandemic in a century intact and better prepared than before.
Both COVID and RSV can result in different types of cough, including dry, wet, wheezing, said Dan Olson, associate of epidemiology, to Fortune. While there is no exact way to differentiate the two conditions without testing, there are some potential tells, experts say.