Washington Professor Receives More than $590,000 Grant for Gun Violence Research
Dr. Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, an assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of Washington School of Public Health, was recently awarded a $590,676 grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation to study health interventions for survivors of gun violence.
CATCH study aims to treat HIV-infected children before symptoms appear
The HIV Counseling and Testing for Children at Home (CATCH) study is concluding its final study after several years of conducting research in various parts of Kenya. The study does exactly as it name suggests — it tries to “catch” children who may be infected with HIV but are still asymptomatic and tries to treat them. Anjuli Wagner, Epi alumna, is quoted.
Washington Researchers Find New Pathway Linking Diet and Cancer Risk
A low-calorie, low-fat diet, with or without exercise, could reduce the risk of cancer in women by lowering levels of oxidative stress, according to researchers from the UW School of Public Health and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Department of Epidemiology Research Professor, Anne McTiernan, is quoted.
Hundreds are affected by this transmitted disease: make sure if you are one of these?
Mycoplasma genitalium is a new addition to the list of common sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Lisa Manhart, Department of Epidemiology Professor, is quoted.
Dr. Patty Garcia: Peru’s minister of health urges new approach to fighting disease
Tom Paulson caught up with Patricia Garcia, epi alumna, in Seattle where she spoke at a 10-year-anniversary celebration of the UW School of Public Health's Department of Global Health, which featured talks by Melinda Gates, Governor Jay Inslee and other luminaries describing how Seattle became a global epicenter in the fight against diseases of poverty – and what needs to come next if the world is to build on the successes made so far in select areas such as maternal and child mortality, reducing malaria and HIV mortality and other killers.
Improving Public Health
Soil-transmitted helminths (STH) — more commonly known as intestinal worms — is inhabiting victims’ bellies, sapping their nutrients, and stunting their physical and cognitive development. Epi Alumna Ariana Means (MPH, '13) is part of the largest trial of its kind to interrupt the transmission of intestinal parasitic worms in developing countries.
Fat shaming tied to increased risk of metabolic problems
Obese people who feel stigmatized about their size are not only more likely to struggle with weight loss, they're also more likely to develop cardiovascular disease and metabolic disorders, a new study suggests. Department of Epidemiology Research Professor, Anne McTiernan, is quoted.
Hypertension a hidden chronic condition among adults in suburban Nepal
More than 50 percent of adults with high blood pressure in suburban Nepal don’t know they have it, according to researchers from the University of Washington School of Public Health and the Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences.
Food, body image, and self worth with a nutrition doctor
Bill Radke speaks with Department of Epidemiology Research Professor, Anne McTiernan, about her new memior called, "Starved: A Nutrition Doctor's Journey from Empty to Full."
Seattle's Unhealthiest Neighborhoods Dubbed Food Deserts
More than 125,000 people in King County, in neighborhoods everywhere from West Seattle to Renton, live in places where fresh, healthy food is difficult to find—so-called “food deserts.” Adam Drewnowski, Department of Epidemiology Professor, comments about dietary problems that span incomes, education lewvels and cultures.