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.
Jerreed Ivanich is leading an effort to center public health education on communities that are often overlooked. He directs the Certificate in American Indian & Alaska Native Health program, an online offering that is directed toward helping students develop the skills necessary to meet the most important healthcare challenges for Native people.
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.
ColoradoSPH is preparing to play a lead role in investigating and responding to the rapidly intensifying effects of global climate change. Starting in Fall 2024, the school is launching the nation’s first PhD program that focuses specifically on climate change and its multiple impacts on people’s health and the communities where they live.
Individuals living in communities hobbled by poverty, discrimination, and lack of access to resources like housing and healthcare suffer the effects of climate change disproportionately. ColoradoSPH and community partners in the San Luis Valley and the neighborhoods of West Denver are out to change that with a NIH-funded project that is the product of years of relationship building between the school and these communities.
Daniel S. Goldberg, associate professor of epidemiology, saw a need to better explore the interplay of public health law and ethics – as well as opportunities for improving health justice – and launched the PHEAL program at the ColoradoSPH with the Center for Bioethics and Humanities.
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.
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.
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.
As the COVID pandemic made clear, public health officials need to be equipped with the best available information to optimize public health operations both now and in the future. To answer this call, researchers at ColoradoSPH have created and launched the Rocky Mountain COVID Data dashboard.
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.
The CDPHE recently named a new chief medical officer who is also a familiar face. Dr. Ned Calonge, Associate Dean and associate professor of epidemiology, talks about ongoing and new public health priorities, rebuilding trust in public health, and closer ties between academic public health and practice--all partnerships that serve tangible results for Colorado.
The Center for Health, Work & Environment at ColoradoSPH will soon be training researchers to address the impact of climate change on the health of workers. It’s newly established training program for doctoral students, Targeted Research Training Program in Climate and Worker Safety and Health, is the first of its kind in the United States.
Colorado School of Public Health research team, including Miranda Dally and Megan Cherewick, partner with the International Labour Organization’s Vision Zero Fund to study the effects of climate change in Vietnamese agricultural workers.
We are concerned by yesterday’s Supreme Court decision to effectively strike down affirmative action. We are committed to advancing diversity in public health and we will continue to use a holistic admissions process to review our applicants, including understanding how each applicant’s life experience relates to their pursuit of a career in public health.
Colorado School of Public Health faculty provided data key in the bipartisan passage of Colorado SB23-002. The bill will allow for community health workers to receive Medicaid reimbursement for their services. Supporting community health workers is essential in connecting patients with vital community and healthcare resources.
With wildfire season upon us, cities across the United States are being urged by health officials to stay inside, but even indoor air can be hazardous. “There are two general ways to decrease your exposure to wildfire smoke – breathe less or breathe cleaner air." Mike Van Dyke, PhD, gives tips on how to keep your indoor air clean when under an air quality alert.
On Aug. 1, Cathy Bradley, PhD, will take the reins of the Colorado School of Public Health, becoming the fourth dean in school history and the first woman appointed to the position, following interim deans Judith Albino and Elaine Morrato. Bradley will succeed Jonathan Samet, MD, MS, who has held the post since October 2017.
The California Air Resources Board recently announced the 2022 winners of the Haagen-Smit Clean Air Awards. Dean Samet received the award for his work in environmental health research, with extensive and steady landmark contributions to the understanding of the health impacts of both outdoor and indoor air pollution.