The study led by Professor Katy Backes Kozhimannil found that administrators of U.S. rural hospitals providing obstetric care reported needing at least 200 annual births for safety and financial viability.
The University research team — which included Division of Biostatistics researchers Joseph Koopmeiners, Thomas Murray, and Helen Voelker — found that the blood pressure medication did not protect the lungs of patients admitted with COVID-19, and had no effect on mortality.
The University’s Schools of Public Health and Nursing are leading the TRIUMPH consortium to train more than 600 students and public health professionals in informatics at universities that have historically served Black, Latinx, and Native American people.
PhD student Riley Shearer found that people in either group had higher rates of methamphetamine admission and were less likely to receive the clinically preferred treatment for opioid use.
The study, led by Assistant Professor Shekinah Fashaw-Walters, shows that the inequities are most likely driven by racism, especially given that the disparities are on a neighborhood level.
Postdoctoral fellow Bert Chantarat and Associate Professor Rachel Hardeman found that, for U.S.-born Black pregnant people, living in racist labor markets was associated with low newborn birth weight specifically in the southern regions of the United States.
SPH faculty Rachel Hardeman, Janette Dill, and Shekinah Fashaw-Walters share their expertise and insights into how racism harms health.
Professor Jeff Bender led a study team that found only white-tailed deer tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 and there is currently no evidence the virus can be transmitted to people through handling or eating wild deer.
Associate Professor Rachel Hardeman and predoctoral trainee J’Mag Karbeah found that alternative care models centering the birthing person’s culture and community may improve their experiences and health during pregnancy.
Research from Associate Professor Tetyana Shippee and PhD students Weiwen Ng and Xuanzi Qin shows resident survey responses about their own quality of life are reliable — including from those with dementia — and will make report cards more useful for consumers.
Graduate student Ashley Oglesby found that women have low knowledge of expedited partner therapy, but after learning more, overwhelmingly support the idea.
Student Cecily Weber found that margarine and butter-blend products now contain substantially less saturated fat and cholesterol compared to butter, and contain no man-made trans fat.