Assistant Professor Sandra Safo received a grant from the NIH to develop methods and software for combining data from multiple sources that could identify potential molecular targets — or “biomarkers” — of disease, and identify disease subtypes.
Research from Associate Professor Sayeh Nikpay found that hospitals are contracting with pharmacies to offer discounted drugs through a safety-net program in areas where patients who rely on the program are less likely to reside.
The study co-authored by Professor Dianne Neumark-Sztainer found that young people who used protein supplements were also two to five times more likely to use steroids.
Research from Assistant Professor Caitlin Carroll found that expansion reduced hospital closures, but only among hospitals that did not have obstetric units.
Professor David Jacobs co-led a study that found children with only mildly elevated body mass index, blood pressure or lipids, and youth who start smoking may be at higher risk for adult cardiovascular disease.
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.
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.
PhD candidate and researcher Laura Hooper found that 21% of people who experienced food insecurity during adolescence started binge eating in young adulthood.
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.