Graduate student Ashley Oglesby found that women have low knowledge of expedited partner therapy, but after learning more, overwhelmingly support the idea.
Margarines now nutritionally better than butter after hydrogenated oil ban
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.
Anderson earns Sequoyah Fellowship
PhD student Madison Anderson received a Sequoyah Fellowship at the 2021 American Indian Science and Engineering Society National Conference in Phoenix, AZ.
New collaborative studying communications practices to advance health equity
Associate Professor Sarah Gollust is a member of the Collaborative on Media & Messaging for Health and Social Policy, which is investigating how media and messaging help form narratives and mindsets.
Delaying high school start times reduces sleepiness and tardiness
Research led by PhD student Kaitlyn Berry found that delaying school start times from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. made it easier for students to feel awake and be on time.
Study of NYC vaccination rates proves validity of new structural racism measurement tool
The study led by PhD student Bert Chantarat showed that using the Multidimensional Measure of Structural Racism tool to analyze COVID-19 vaccination rates in New York City provides increased insight into the root cause of health inequities.
Midlife body inflammation could lead to abdominal aortic aneurysms
The study by PhD student Romil Parikh suggests researchers identify nontraditional risk factors and treatments to reduce the possibility of developing AAA produced by midlife inflammation.
Racial-ethnic connectedness may help protect African American youth from adverse impacts of racism
The study led by graduate Jessie Austin (MPH ’19) and Associate Professor Sonya Brady found that African American youth who felt more connected to their racial-ethnic identity and community have greater emotional well-being — even when experiencing racism.
Study identifies racial/ethnic and language inequities in ways patients obtain COVID-19 virus testing
The study led by MD/MPH student Rohan Khazanchi found racial, health, and language differences in who initiated testing through telehealth services versus the emergency department.
U.S. hospitals slow to respond to new price transparency rule
A study conducted by a group of SPH faculty showed only 73% of hospitals posted pricing in a consumer-friendly format and far fewer presented data in ways that could be easily analyzed by researchers.
Breast cancer patients start treatment more often and sooner after intro of generic drugs
A study by recent graduate Xuanzi Qin (PhD ’20) found that women were more likely to begin breast cancer treatment after the introduction of generic aromatase inhibitors.
Research Brief: Weight teasing is a risk factor for disordered eating in young people across demographic groups
A study led by PhD student Laura Hooper provides evidence against persistent assumptions that weight teasing and disordered eating primarily affect affluent, white young people.