A ColoradoSPH study launched an Instagram profile to recruit AI/AN women but the profile turned into so much more—it is now a community site that delivers messages of empowerment and affirmation, and was included by SELF magazine on a list of "online mental health resources for marginalized communities."
In the fall of 2020, a NASEM committee, chaired by ColoradoSPH Dean Jon Samet, convened to rapidly inform urgent issues and address the potential of airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2; their commentary is now published in PNAS.
CHWE first received designation as a CDC/NIOSH Center of Excellence in 2016. With this renewal, it will be one of 10 centers nationwide. The Centers of Excellence represent the extramural portfolio of TWH research to further its mission of protecting and advancing the safety, health, and well-being of the diverse population of workers in our nation.
The National Academy of Medicine named Dr. Spero M. Manson the recipient of the 2021 Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health for his 43-year career dedicated to improving the mental health of American Indians and Alaska Natives — and bringing a culturally informed lens to the assessment, epidemiology, treatment, and prevention of mental health conditions.
As the world warms, energizing natural disasters, the changing ecosystems affect human health in a variety of ways. University of Colorado and ColoradoSPH experts dissect some of the health issues climate change creates.
In an article in the Denver Post, Liliana Tenney, associate director for outreach at the Center for Health, Work & Environment, explains, "there’s science that shows that employers who support mental wellbeing can improve job satisfaction, retention and recruit high talent."
Medical-legal partnerships can benefit patient health. Professor Dr. Angela Sauaia explains why and highlights research she conducted on this topic with Colorado's Medicaid population in an article in NPR.
Dr. Samet, ColoradoSPH dean, and Dr. Barrington-Trimis, assistant professor at UCS's Keck School of Medicine, argue that promoting e-cigarettes as a harm reduction tool for smokers is not the best approach. They raise concerns that these policies underestimate the risks to youth and lack scientific evidence.
New COVID-19 models show that Colorado could still experience thousands more cases of severe, but avoidable, COVID-19 over the months ahead. Vaccination is the key to preventing these cases; immediately increasing vaccination rates to 80% among adults and 70% among teens (with at least one shot) will prevent substantial COVID-19 hospitalizations this fall.
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.
Cerise Hunt, PhD, Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at ColoradoSPH and co-founder of the Colorado Black Health Collaborative (CBHC), discusses the impact that Dr. Terri Richardson, primary care physician and co-founder of the CBHC, has had on the community during her 30-year career.
Dr. Fernando Holguin, director of the Latino Research & Policy Center, advocates for creative outreach efforts, such as a mobile vaccine program at an international soccer match, to meet unvaccinated Latino residents where they are.
Emmy Betz, MD, MPH joins the Crazed podcast produced by the National Mental Health Innovation Center at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus to discuss her unique role in working with the gun community, including firearm retailers, range employees and the general public, for suicide prevention and firearm injury prevention.
In an op-ed in The Colorado Sun, Dr. Kathy Irene Kennedy, ColoradoSPH clinical professor of community & behavioral health, and Victor Dukay, president of the Lundy Foundation, advocate for a research-based approach to assess the effectiveness of pandemic interventions and improve response to future crises.
Denver Water is working to replace lead pipes for 84,000 homes. John Adgate, PhD, and Glenn Patterson, PhD, professors of environmental and occupational health, explain the history and why low-lead and lead-free pipes are needed.
After 12 years, Dr. John Adgate is stepping down as chair of the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health. He will remain a faculty member for the department and focus on research, teaching and mentoring students.