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.
Aiming to expose and decrease inequities among people who are incarcerated, CSU MPH graduate Anne Reeder’s research focuses on correctional health care, specifically mental health care, health services administration, and quality of care.
People infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, shed viral RNA, genetic material from the virus, in their feces. Jude Bayham, ColoradoSPH professor at CSU, discusses why wastewater surveillance is a relatively cheap surveillance method that can provide valuable information about the spread of COVID-19.
Despite the airline industry's assurances that airplane travel is very safe, there have been studies on specific flights that affirm that COVID-19 can easily spread on airplanes, despite safety measures like masks and mandatory COVID-19 tests.
With the COVID-19 positivity rate rapidly increasing in Colorado, Dr. Jude Bayham, assistant professor of epidemiology at CSU, discusses the high probability of increased hospitalizations and deaths in response to the recent surge.
ColoradoSPH Assistant Professor David Rojas-Rueda and ColoradoSPH MPH graduate Jen Roux teamed up to provide a big-picture look at the health status of Colorado residents. Cardiovascular disease, transportation injuries, tobacco use, and low back pain are among the health indicators covered in this new study.
With the Omicron variant now spreading in Colorado, a recent study co-authored by ColoradoSPH Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health John Volkens explored how aerosols from activities like singing and playing instruments affect the spread of COVID-19.
A new consensus study report from NASEM examines evidence gaps in clinical prevention recommendations. The report was developed by a committee that included ColoradoSPH Associate Dean for Research Cathy Bradley and Associate Professor Tianjing Li.
Biking plays a significant role in urban areas and has been suggested as a tool to promote public health. Now, a new study led by ColoradoSPH assistant professor Dr. David Rojas-Rueda has for the first time estimated the health benefits of urban cycling in 17 countries.
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.
A cross-sectional study of essential workers at CSU shows they were able to operate safely in their work environment when complying with public health practices both at and outside work during the COVID-19 pandemic.