Assistant Professor Susan Mason found that, compared to full-term babies, preterm infants had 1.6 times the risk of being re-admitted to the hospital within the first year of life for an injury suggestive of maltreatment.
New research by Assistant Professor Susan Mason helps to rule out the childhood home food environment as a major contributing factor in the development of obesity in adults who were maltreated.
Associate Professor Katy Kozhimannil joins the journal dedicated to providing important information on women’s health for researchers, health professionals, social scientists, policymakers, and others.
New findings from the School of Public Health’s ongoing Project EAT study show that parents who frequently eat with their families report increased emotional health and higher quality nutrition.
Project EAT research led by Professor Dianne Neumark-Sztainer revealed that only two percent of females and just seven percent of males surveyed never had an eating, activity or weight-related problem between adolescence and adulthood.
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.