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We are pleased to announce Student Fellowships:

Brooke Ackerman,Jennifer Jozefiak, Zachary Lenhart, Nordisha Coots  

Yuting Zhang and Seo Hyon Baik Publish at New England Journal of Medicine

Regional Analysis Masks Substantial Local Variation in Health Care Spending Reforming Medicare payments based on large geographic regions may be too bluntly targeted to 

Antibiotics -- friend or foe?

 

Students carry devices to help Pitt monitor spread of flu

 

Pitt identifies heart disease signal

 

Groundbreaking Epidemiologist Retires from Pitt Public Health

 

Changes in Carotid Artery During Menopausal Transition May Predispose Older Women to Higher Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

 

Medicare Regional Analysis Masks Substantial Local Variation In Health Care Spending

 

Medicare cost cutting needs new approach

 

Groundbreaking Epidemiologist Retires from Pitt Public Health

Sheryl F. Kelsey, Ph.D., the first woman to be awarded a Ph.D. in statistics from Carnegie Mellon University , retired last week from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health , following an illustrious career in epidemiology. 

Changes in Carotid Artery During Menopausal Transition May Predispose Older Women to Higher Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Substantial changes in the diameter and thickness of a section of carotid artery in perimenopausal women may indicate a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in women, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health . 

School Children Wear Proximity Sensors to Help Pitt Researchers Fight Flu

 

Off-Label Antipsychotic Use Common in VA Nursing Home Residents, Pitt Study Finds

 

Regional Analysis Masks Substantial Local Variation in Health Care Spending

 

Professor Steve Albert's commentary advocating for the use of agent-based modeling to examine the mechanisms linking community context to health outcomes was recently accepted for publication in Preventive Medicine

According to Dr. Albert, multilevel models are limited in their ability to test pathways and identify mediators of individual-community associations. We need more flexible analytic tools that can take into account mediation, multi-directional causation, and nonlinear relations... 

Associate Professor Jessica Burke is co-author on a chapter in the recently published "Community Development in the Steel City: Democracy, Justice and Power in Pittsburgh" edited by Akwugo Emejulu

'The chapter builds on work between the Community Human Services Corporation and the University of Pittsburgh and offers a practical example of how community-based organizations can work together with universities to democratize the research process while simultaneously developing better strategies for tackling key social problems. 

BCHS Faculty presented their research at the Pennsylvania Public Health Association (PPHA) conference held in Pittsburgh and the annual American Public Health Association (APHA) meeting held in San Francisco.

At the PPHA conference, Dr. Jeanette Trauth and doctoral student Elian Rosenfeld along with their community partner, Consumer Health Coalition, shared their work titled: Reducing Hospital Readmissions by Improving Health Literacy among Elderly and Caregivers. 

The Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences (BCHS) recently established the BCHS Concept Mapping Institute

The Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences (BCHS) recently established the BCHS Concept Mapping Institute and became a designated concept mapping center of practice by the Concept Systems Centers of Practice (CS COP) Program. Concept mapping is a participatory, mixed method research approach that yields a conceptual framework for how a group views a particular topic or aspect of a topic... 

Epidemiology Faculty Member Highlighted in Pittsburgh Magazine

The accomplishments of Eunha Shim, PhD, Epidemiology faculty member were recently highlighted in the October 2012 edition of Pittsburgh Magazine. 

Pitt Public Health Alumna on The Doctors

 

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Enigma: Marques worked to pinpoint culprit of mysterious illness in Brazil 

Enigma: Marques worked to pinpoint culprit of mysterious illness in Brazil

PITTWIRE - When a mysterious illness suddenly emerged in his Brazilian hometown, IDM researcher ERNESTO MARQUES mobilized with colleagues to decode its unknowns. The work may help infectious-disease researchers stop or stall new epidemics. His story begins on page 18. (10/24/2017)
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Online Service Aiming to Match Moms-to-Be With Doulas Wins Student Pitch Competition 

Online Service Aiming to Match Moms-to-Be With Doulas Wins Student Pitch Competition

PITTWIRE - Finding a suitable doula — a professional who gives physical and educational support before, during and after childbirth — can be difficult, said Pitt Graduate School of Public Health Student ALYSIA TUCKER of BCHS. Her prize-winning idea could make the process easier. (07/07/2017)
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Toward Curing HIV: Test Finds Hidden Virus 

Toward Curing HIV: Test Finds Hidden Virus

PITTWIRE - A team of Pitt scientists led by IDM's PHALGUNI GUPTA developed a test to detect "hidden" HIV that is faster, less labor-intensive and less expensive than the current "gold standard" test. (05/31/2017)
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