After conducting the first scoping review of its kind, researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have developed an evidence based interactive mapping tool to assist policymakers as they consider regulating the concentration of THC in cannabis products and as more potent products move into the marketplace.
Cathy J. Bradley, PhD, is more than two months into her role as the newest dean of the ColoradoSPH and the first woman appointed to this position. She commemorated the beginning of her tenure at the 2023 State of the School Address by acknowledging the school’s history and her vision for its future over the next five years.
Researchers Courtney Welton-Mitchell, PhD, and Natalie Schwatka, PhD, from the Center for Health, Work & Environment at ColoradoSPH have developed, tested and launched a new training manual to help school districts enhance their emergency preparedness. The training emphasizes an integrated approach to support teacher and staff mental and physical health.
The loss of lives over the last few days as terrorism, violence and war has escalated—as well as all lives lost in the years of conflict before this—is heart wrenching. So many innocent lives have been taken, and families have been left devastated. We all are mourning and reeling from these ongoing events as they continue to unfold.
The second annual Colorado School of Public Health Research Exchange began October 6 with an emphasis on numbers: dollars, percentages, poster presentation counts, and research award amounts. As the day unfolded, however, lively discussions turned to how statistics translate into the efforts of researchers to address the public health issues that define human lives.
Across Colorado, thousands of students filing into classrooms this school year are sharing their space with new companions. The new arrivals are thousands of classroom air quality monitors and portable air cleaners installed as part of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded study through the Colorado Department of Health and Environment and the University of Colorado Boulder.
Ethan Tietze's work with the Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center has contributed to adapting multiple well-established programs to fit the needs of refugees. The initiatives encourage kids and adults to improve and maintain their health by making basic but effective lifestyle changes, such as eating more fruits and vegetables, drinking water instead of sugary drinks, and staying active.
While the hit TV show “The Last of Us” depicts a fictional fungus, there is a real fungus causing concern in the healthcare community, and it can be deadly. Daniel Pastula, MD, MHS, associate professor of neurology and infectious diseases at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and epidemiology at the ColoradoSPH, discusses the fungus Candida auris and why it poses such a threat to the immunocompromised.
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.
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.
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.