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.
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.
Henry S. (Hank) Gardner, Jr., DrPH, MSPH, has passed away at the age of 71. Dr. Gardner was Associate Vice President for Research at Colorado State University, where he was instrumental in the formation and development of the ColoradoSPH.
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.
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.
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.
The World Health Organization forecasts humans will live longer and have fewer children in the coming decades. This trend, also known as population aging, means that “right now is the moment to improve the built environment to prepare for those aging communities,” says David Rojas-Rueda, ColoradoSPH assistant professor at CSU.
Stephanie Malin is a ColoradoSPH adjunct professor, associate professor at Colorado State University and one of the co-founders and steering members of the Center for Environmental Justice at Colorado State University.
A new study led by Katherine Sauder, deputy director of the LEAD Center, shows that 90% of pregnant people do not receive adequate nutrients during pregnancy from food alone and must look to supplements to fill that deficit.
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.
Raeven Clockston, a graduate of the Colorado School of Public Health, is now the Equity Specialist in the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at the ColoradoSPH. Raeven's role is dedicated to increasing EDI initiatives and making structural changes to move the program in alignment with the core commitment of dismantling structural racism.
There are several reasons trees may boost health, including better air quality, reduced stress and increased physical activity. “Most evidence confirms that tree planting is beneficial in reducing premature mortality,” said David Rojas Rueda, assistant professor of environmental and occupational health at CSU.
Determining whether a chemical is carcinogenic is a complex and often controversial process. Dr. Brad Reisfeld, professor of environmental and occupational health at CSU, weighs in on these classifications and how they effect environmental and public health.
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.
John Volckens, professor of environmental and occupational health at CSU, co-authored the study that provides a more detailed view of the inequalities in exposure to known air pollutants among different United States populations.
Playing wind instruments – particularly those in the brass section – can spread respiratory particles that may carry the COVID-19 virus, according to a Colorado State University study led by John Volckens, ColoradoSPH professor of environmental and occupational health.
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.
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.