Drs. Anita Pena, Meara Faw, and John Volckens are contributing important public health research and practice projects during the pandemic—testing respirators, researching risks to farmworkers, and studying the experiences of caregivers.
Lisa Miller, MD, MSPH, professor in the Department of Epidemiology, explains why it’s important for individuals who receive the COVID-19 vaccine to continue to distance, wear masks, and take other public health precautions.
The Colorado School of Public Health launched a COVID-19 data dashboard that tracks the status and risk factors of COVID-19 at the county level. The dashboard gives local communities a clearer picture of the impact of COVID-19 and how to respond to it.
Glen Mays, PhD, MPH, professor and chair of the Department of Health Systems, Management and Policy, comments on how recent executive orders signed by President Joe Biden will affect COVID response plans in Colorado.
ColoradoSPH faculty and members of the Colorado COVID-19 Modeling Team, Beth Carlton, PhD, MPH and Jude Bayham, PhD of CSU say a combination of policy and individual behaviors helped Colorado avoid a surge in COVID cases following the winter holidays.
Many ColoradoSPH faculty and leaders participated in a recent virtual town hall event that hosted a deep discussion on the skepticism of the COVID-19 vaccine in Black, Hispanic/Latinx and American Indian/Alaska Native communities. Although diverse communities bear the biggest burden of the pandemic, they grapple with fear and distrust.
The “costs” of public health measures have been questioned by critics who view the broader economic consequences of these interventions as too high. To understand the consequences of public health measures, we need to know what would have happened if steps were not taken to control the pandemic.
Glen Mays, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Health Systems, Management & Policy, comments on personal habits, business practices and technological advances that may remain after the pandemic.
“This declining trajectory of the epidemic could be reversed by holiday lapses if Coloradans don’t remain vigilant in wearing masks, limiting contact with others outside of their households, and maintaining distance in public spaces,” said Jonathan Samet, MD, MS, dean of ColoradoSPH.
Colorado COVID-19 Modeling Team members collaborated on this guest commentary discussing the impact of indoor dining on the transmission of COVID-19, as well as the impact of closures and restrictions on restaurants and small business survival.
Through the RESTARtT study, Tracy Nelson, PhD, director of the Colorado School of Public Health at CSU, led efforts to develop a survey and coordinate implementation to minimize the risk of outbreaks while pursuing a return to normal workforce productivity and function.
Through their work with the Risk & Social Policy Working Group, ColoradoSPH faculty members Katie Dickinson, PhD, MS and Courtney Welton-Mitchell, PhD, MA discuss how politics and health equity influence COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy.