Quali-tea is organized by SPH researchers Jude Mikal, Dori Cross, Stuart Grande, and Katie White and is offering presentations on the benefits and use of qualitative data starting in February.
PhD student Melanie Firestone found that 94% of people want easy access to restaurant inspection information and most would use it when choosing where to eat.
Associate Professor Ryan Demmer led a study that identified oral bacteria linked to changes in blood glucose levels.
Researcher Jude Mikal studied the activity of breast cancer survivors on Facebook during their treatment and found while they posted more, they made relatively few requests for help.
To help protect health care workers, Assistant Professor Susan Arnold conducted a survey to track how chemotherapy drugs are handled in hospitals and identify work surfaces that could be contaminated by them.
Associate Professor Tetyana Shippee is serving as a scientific expert on the law’s rulemaking advisory panel as well as leading the creation of assisted living resident and family surveys to measure how well the facilities are performing and a report card to communicate the results to consumers and policymakers.
The study led by researcher Rob Walker also showed that only 8% of men who had a VTE while on testosterone therapy had a clinical diagnosis of having low levels of testosterone in the body.
Assistant Professor Susan Arnold co-developed a method to objectively evaluate and determine if workplace surfaces are ‘clean’ or contaminated by chemicals that can trigger skin allergies.
The project led by Professor Kathleen Call has released the data profiling the uninsured in communities across the state as well as an interactive Excel workbook and clickable map.
The study co-led by Professor John Connett revealed no beneficial effect of beta blockers on the overall risk of exacerbations and strong evidence that using the drug was associated with severe exacerbations requiring hospitalization.
Assistant Professor Hyun Kim is the lead author of a commentary suggesting that researchers employ the sufficient component cause model to figure out why workers inside Cambodian clothing factories are passing out.
The project is led by Professor Haitao Chu and will create tools to aid medical researchers and decision-makers in understanding the benefits and risks of different diagnostic or treatment options.