Researcher Allison Watts found that adults in a regular yoga practice eat more fruits and vegetables, less junk food, and have higher levels of intense physical activity than those who don’t practice regularly or at all.
PhD student Kimberly Bonner plans to research how health students weigh factors in vaccination decision-making, and barriers to HPV vaccination for adolescent girls who have dropped out of school.
A study using Project EAT data shows girls who play physical activity video games tend to spend higher amounts of time engaging in vigorous activity overall.
The NIH awarded Professor Dianne Neumark-Sztainer a coveted Outstanding Investigator Award to study eating and weight-related problems in adolescents and young adults from low-income and ethnic/racial minority groups in the United States.
Research from Associate Professor Katy Kozhimannil found that families living in non-urban-adjacent rural counties faced increased risk of out-of-hospital birth, birth in a hospital that does not provide obstetric care, and preterm birth, after losing hospital-based obstetric services.
A study by student Peiyin Hung (PhD ’17) revealed that rural women may have to travel up to 190 miles for pregnancy and newborn care.
Assistant Professor Nicole Basta is part of a team testing a new strategy in Uganda that may offer residents living in high-density urban areas cheap, reliable transportation to vaccination clinics.
PhD student Spruha Joshi co-authored a chapter in the new book written to help lay audiences and decision-makers make sense of the research that’s behind a wide range of alcohol-related policies.
A new study by research associate Nicole Larson shows that “grab-and-go” food carts at schools can help rural teenagers eat more breakfast.
Assistant Professor Rachel Hardeman sheds light on the link between health and racism in her work to make health a human right.