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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The study, led by Kathy James, ColoradoSPH associate professor, focuses on arsenic in private drinking wells in San Luis Valley groundwater, which she says has been gradually increasing in drinking wells over the past 50 years.
With the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic appearing to be over, Tracy Nelson, director of the Colorado School of Public Health at CSU explains how we have come through the other side of the worst pandemic in a century intact and better prepared than before.
A $1.9 million grant from the NIDCR will help researchers at the CU Department of Surgery and Colorado School of Public Health develop better treatment methods for children diagnosed with craniosynostosis, condition in which a baby’s skull plates fuse together too early.
A new study led by Katherine Sauder, deputy director of the LEAD Center, shows that 90% of pregnant people do not receive adequate nutrients during pregnancy from food alone and must look to supplements to fill that deficit.
Black and Hispanic children with Type 1 diabetes are more likely than their white peers to develop stiffened arteries, new research finds. "If we can figure out why this difference is, perhaps we can intervene now and maybe there's a chance to reverse the differences that have built up in the first 10 years of their disease," said Katherine Sauder, deputy director of the LEAD center.
One in 4 Colorado teens reported they could get access to a loaded gun within 24 hours, according to survey results published Monday. Nearly half of those teens said it would take them less than 10 minutes. “That’s a lot of access and those are short periods of time,” said ColoradoSPH DrPH candidate Virginia McCarthy, lead author of the study.
The newly-established Mountain West Alliance for Community Engagement-Climate and Health (ACE-CH) Hub, led by ColoradoSPH researchers, has been awarded $600,000 from the National Institutes of Health to identify evidence-based and community-driven action in the face of the climate crisis.
A new study that includes Dr. Thomas Jaenisch from ColoradoSPH, describes a novel path to early diagnosis of dengue, the most common mosquito-borne viral illness, in areas of the world where lab tests to confirm the disease are not available.
An online diabetes nutrition education program tailored to emphasize culturally relevant dietary practices for American Indians and Alaska Natives with type 2 diabetes has been successful, according to a new study led by Research Assistant Professor Sarah Stotz.