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photo: Jeanne Sears Abstract on Opioid Overdose Trajectories Named Best of AcademyHealth ARM 2018

Jeanne Sears Abstract Named Best of AcademyHealth ARM 2018

Dr. Jeanne Sears' abstract “Opioid Overdose Hospitalization Trajectories in States with and without Opioid Dosing Guidelines” has been chosen as one of 8 “best of” submissions to the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM) 2018. Congratulations, Jeanne!   read more...

photo: Alumna Dr. Kara Bensley Publishes Dissertation Study on Racial/Ethnic Differences in Alcohol Use and Mortality Risk among Men Living with HIV

Kara Bensley Publishes Dissertation on Race, Alcohol, and HIV

Health Services PhD alumna Kara Bensley, PhD, MSc (’17) has published her doctoral dissertation paper, “Racial/ethnic differences in the association between alcohol use and mortality among men living with HIV,” in the Addiction Science & Clinical Practice journal. The study’s co-authors include Kara’s dissertation Chair, Health Services Associate Professor Dr. Emily Williams as well as Health Services Associate Professors Dr. India Ornelas and Dr. Gary Chan, among others.   read more...

photo: National Public Health Week 2018 Featured Stories Round-Up

National Public Health Week 2018 Featured Stories Round-Up

Happy National Public Health Week 2018! In case you missed it, here is a round-up of our daily featured stories, showcasing work by alumni, students, and faculty in the University of Washington School of Public Health Department of Health Services.   read more...