FunSalud, a research team co-founded by Edwin Austrias, professor of epidemiology, is searching for emerging infectious diseases through mosquitos. "We're trying to focus on pathogens that just happen to be in the blood that the mosquito happened to suck up," says Dan Olson, part of the team and assistant professor of epidemiology.
"The problem is if we only focus on 'deaths of despair' (mid-life deaths), we ignore and do not have adequate attention paid to the sources that promote health and well-being in Native people," said Spero Manson, director of the Centers for American Indian & Alaska Native Health, to NPR.
Our deepest condolences to the family, friends, patients and colleagues of Dr. Stephen Berman, long-time director of the Center for Global Health, who passed away on January 17. Steve was a true champion for children, and this loss will be felt deeply by all who knew him.
Francesca Macaluso, DrPH student in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, is on a mission to uncover the impact of drought and heavy metal exposure on human health in Colorado's San Luis Valley, a region plagued by rising risks of kidney disease, diabetes, and mental health problems.
Working in collaboration with a pediatrics-critical care professor, ColoradoSPH alumnus Peter DeWitt, PhD'17 in biostatistics, created an automated algorithm with a corresponding interactive web tool to assess children’s blood pressure.
“We need to be looking at what's happening every single day in urban communities and across the country, in terms of suicide, if we really wanna look at where the bulk of gun deaths are,” said Emmy Betz, professor of epidemiology and deputy director of the Injury and Violence Prevention Center.
Because laws are powerful mediators for structural stigma, they are critical levers for antistigma work, according to a new Health Affairs brief co-authored by Daniel Goldberg, associate professor of epidemiology.
“We’re continuing to see far more people hospitalized with flu than at this time in a typical year,” said Beth Carlton, associate professor of environmental and occupational health. “I think that’s the big concern for the weeks ahead.”
Contributing to the Colorado Sun, Dean Jon Samet, along with William Burman M.D, explore the successes, failures, and lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, discussing how we can be better prepared for the next health emergency.
Susan Moore, research assistant professor of community & behavioral health and associate director of the mHealth Impact Lab, gives updates on the current state of mHealth – mobile health – technologies such as apps and wearable devices.
Condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Phoebe Lindsey Barton, PhD, professor of health policy and the MSPH program director at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center from 1990 until her retirement in 2008. Phoebe passed away on November 9, 2022.
The CU Cancer Center is unique among many cancer centers nationwide because women represent half of its leadership in administration and research, including Cathy Bradley, deputy director & ColoradoSPH associate dean for research and Evelinn Borrayo, PhD, associate director of community outreach and engagement and associate director of research for the Latino Research and Policy Center.
Eric Simões, professor of epidemiology , is principal investigator of two ongoing studies on the use of a monoclonal antibody against RSV in infants. “RSV remains the most common cause of lower respiratory tract infection in infants and results in seasonal epidemics globally each year,” he says.
New research led by Emmy Betz, professor of epidemiology and deputy director of the Injury and Violence Prevention Center, examined diverse viewpoints on reducing access to potentially dangerous situations among older adults due to changes in physical or cognitive functioning.
Cathy Bradley, ColoradoSPH associate dean for research and deputy director of the University of Colorado Cancer Center, was a keynote speaker at two conferences in France this month focusing on the economic impacts of a cancer diagnosis. “It impacts the whole person, not just the collection of cells,” she reflects.
Dean Jon Samet, co-chair of the ASPPH Climate Change and Health Taskforce, spoke at the session which was centered on solutions to the deadly heat waves, wildfires, droughts, water shortages and social disruptions linked to climate change and health risks these problems cause.
“The decrease in the susceptibility of the population as a whole, increase in personal protective behaviors, and the lack of case reporting have caused superspreader events to both be less likely to occur and less likely to be reported,” said Bailey Fosdick, associate professor of biostatistics and informatics.
COVID-19 positivity rates have been rising in Colorado since October, but with fewer people being tested, uncertainty remains. Beth Carlton, associate professor of environmental and occupational health and Jude Bayham, assistant professor of epidemiology at CSU, weigh in for the Denver Post.