December 28, 2013
Vaccination is largely recognized as one of the most significant public health interventions in the past century but Washington has one of the highest rates of vaccine exemption in the U.S., writes Katie McCabe, a graduate student in Health Systems and Policy.
KPLU, December 11, 2013
A new study in Kenya led by Peter Rabinowitz will investigate gut bacteria shared between humans and animals and how these might influence malnutrition.
Humanosphere, December 11, 2013
Vivien Tsu, an SPH epidemiologist and women’s health expert at PATH, comments on an HPV study in India that has generated controversy.
HealthDay, December 6, 2013
A new research review says a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts and fish costs about $1.50 more per day per person compared to a diet high in processed grains and meats, fat, sugar and convenience foods. Adam Drewnowski is quoted.
CNN, December 4, 2013
In an op-ed piece, Frederick Rivara, adjunct professor of epidemiology, comments on the state of research into guns in the past two decades.
The Seattle Times, December 4, 2013
In an op-ed piece, graduate student Derek Low argues that homeless people need a place to pitch a tent, not more case managers.
Fox News, December 4, 2013
A North American Aerospace Defense Command website showing Santa Claus delivering presents while flanked by fighter jets has some child advocates raising concerns. Amy Hagopian, associate professor of global health, is quoted.
The Daily, December 4, 2013
A team of UW researchers is leading an exploratory study to determine the logistics, benefits and concerns of expanding the role of more comprehensive genetic testing for couples prior to conception.
UW Today, December 3, 2013
Washington state residents, policymakers, educators, and medical and public health workers will soon know much more about how the Affordable Care Act has affected them, thanks to a new initiative called UW-SHARE from the UW School of Public Health.
New York Times, December 3, 2013
When federal regulators permitted the sale of an unproved device that uses intense heat to combat cancer, they did so to give hope to some women desperately ill with cervical cancer. Larry Kessler, chair of health services, is quoted.
The Seattle Times, November 30, 2013
Harborview's International Medical Clinic is part of coalition helping torture victims. Global Health Adjunct Profesor Carey Jackson is quoted.
Red Orbit, November 29, 2013
Dr. Eric B. Larson co-authored an article in The New England Journal of Medicine discussing several recent studies showing that age-adjusted rates for dementia are declining in aging populations.
HealthDay, November 26, 2013
New research from Africa suggests that basic multivitamin and selenium supplements might greatly lower the risk that untreated people with the AIDS virus will get sicker over a two-year period. Jared Baeten, associate professor of global health, is quoted.
The Olympian, November 25, 2013
One of the most visible signs of heroin's resurgence in Olympia is the increase in dirty, discarded needles being found downtown. Caleb Banta-Green, epidemiologist with the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, is quoted.
The Seattle Times, November 25, 2013
About 70 King County children have died of gunshot wounds since 1999, and a new program aims to address the issue through discounted gun-safety devices. Tony Gomez, clinical instructor of health services, is quoted.
KING 5 TV, November 23, 2013
Researchers are making progress in testing a genital herpes vaccine that seems to make the outbreaks less severe. Anna Wald, professor of epidemiology, is quoted.
UW Today, November 22, 2013
Several UW researchers are working on disease prediction and control by looking at interrelationships of people, other living creatures and their habitats. Projects headed by Peter Rabinowitz and Ali Mokdad were two proposals awarded Grand Challenges in Global Health Exploration Round 11 Grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The Seattle Times, November 20, 2013
UW and Group Health researchers will take part a two-year, $2.4 million study with the Allen Institute for Brain Science to examine brains at the structural, cellular and molecular levels, looking for changes related to traumatic-brain injury.
New York Times Well Blog, November 19, 2013
There is now a pile of evidence, sometimes startling, that air pollution also plays a role in heart attacks and strokes. Joel Kaufman, professor of epidemiology, is quoted.
ABC News, November 19, 2013
The key to staying safe -- and sane -- in a world crawling with germs is knowing which ones are worth worrying about. H. Hunter Handsfield, clinical professor emeritus of epidemiology, is quoted.
New York Times Well Blog, November 19, 2013
There is now a pile of evidence, sometimes startling, that air pollution also plays a role in heart attacks and strokes. Joel Kaufman is quoted.
Reuters, November 19, 2013
More and more American women are undergoing breast magnetic resonance imaging to screen for cancer, according to two new studies. Karen Wernli, affiliate assistant professor of health services, is quoted.
The Lancet, November 19, 2013
Increasing health expenditures by $5 per person per year up to 2035 in 74 high-burden countries could yield up to nine times that value in economic and social benefits.
Science Codex, November 18, 2013
A large national study in JAMA Internal Medicine has found the rate of women receiving breast MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) nearly tripled from 2005 to 2009: from four to 11 exams per 1,000 women. Karen Wernli, affiliate assistant professor of health services, is quoted.
Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, November 15, 2013
Maternal smoking is associated with both respiratory and non-respiratory infections in infants, resulting in increased risk for hospitalization and death, according to a study led by former PhD student Michael Metzger.
The Columbian, November 14, 2013
Fruit Valley residents say they want the companies planning an oil transfer facility to listen to the community. Joel Kaufman, professor of epidemiology, is quoted.
The Columbian, November 14, 2013
Fruit Valley residents say they want the companies planning an oil transfer facility to listen to the community. Joel Kaufman is quoted.
The Daily, November 13, 2013
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved a $125,000 grant for adjunct health services professor Basia Belza and four out-of-state partners to create a Mall Walking Program Resource Guide. Laura Farren of the Health Promotion Research Center is quoted.
UW Today, November 12, 2013
Washington Healthplanfinder’s mobile enrollment tour stopped at the UW as part of its statewide effort to connect residents with insurance plans through the new online marketplace. Grad student Rekha Ravindran is quoted.
Puget Sound Business Journal, November 11, 2013
Dr. King Holmes tells the Puget Sound Business Journal about some of the major changes he's seen in global health.
King 5, November 7, 2013
A King 5 news story investigates the health effects of diesel exhaust on children's health, particularly on those children who attend schools next to busy roadways. Catherine Karr is quoted.
KUOW, November 7, 2013
Kathy Neuzil, clinical professor of global health, tells KUOW radio about a vaccine for the deadly brain disease Japanese encephalitis.
Seattle Times, November 5, 2013
A study by department researchers on air pollution in South Seattle is mentioned in this news story on coal trains and pollution.
KOMO 4 News, November 5, 2013
Researchers have discovered two pesticides they believe cause an increased risk of endometriosis, a condition that can lead to infertility in women. Dr. Kristen Upson, who received her PhD from the UW School of Public Health, is quoted.
Environmental Health Perspectives, November 5, 2013
Two organochloride pesticides were associated with an increased risk of endometriosis, a condition that can lead to infertility. Research was led by Dr. Kristen Upson, former PhD student in epidemiology.
The Daily, October 31, 2013
Caleb Banta-Green, affiliate assistant professor of health services, helps organizers of a two-day Halloween-themed event reach out to partygoers about drug safety.
US News & World Report, October 30, 2013
A "culture of resistance" in many youth sports often keeps athletes from reporting concussions and obtaining needed treatment, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine. Frederick Rivara, adjunct professor of epidemiology, was vice-chair of the IOM committee that reported the findings.
IHME News, October 30, 2013
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Health Services Caleb Banta-Green explains how municipal wastewater can be used as a population measure of hidden health behaviors – particularly illegal drug use.
Ozy.com, October 30, 2013
Peter Rabinowitz is quoted in an article on the founder of the annual Zoobiquity Conference that brings physicians and vets together.
IOM News, October 30, 2013
Drs. Fred Rivara and Nancy Temkin were members of a national panel on concussions recommending more data, better helmets and a change of culture in youth sports.
Bloomberg News, October 29, 2013
Breast cancer is India's fastest-growing disease. Global Health Professor Benjamin Anderson is quoted.
Vancouver Sun, October 29, 2013
Dr. Frank James, a member of Whatcom Docs, shares his concerns over the public health impacts of exporting coal.
The Daily, October 29, 2013
Evening degree programs at the University of Washington include Health Informatics and Health Information Management.
The Daily, October 29, 2013
A new study led by the Department of Global Health estimates nearly half a million people in Iraq died from causes attributable to the war and the breakdown in health services. Associate Professors Amy Hagopian and Abraham Flaxman are quoted.
Washington Post, October 28, 2013
The Washington Post profiles Mary-Claire King, professor of medicine and genome sciences, and adjunct professor of epidemiology.
UW Today, October 28, 2013
Several SPH scientists were part of the worldwide collaborative effort to understand how this devastating disease originates, and who might be susceptible.
UW Today, October 28, 2013
A new study of 7,800 drivers in major intersections in six Washington counties has found 8.1 percent of drivers in the state are driving distracted. Dr. Beth Ebel was principal investigator.
Medscape, October 25, 2013
Integrative oncology might be helping to extend the lives of patients with advanced cancer, new research indicates. Leanna Standish is quoted.
NPR, October 25, 2013
There's a growing body of evidence linking elevated blood sugar to memory problems. Paul Crane, adjunct associate professor of health services, is quoted.
UW Today, October 25, 2013
Students from across the health professions schools, including the School of Public Health, work together in the same teams solving real health challenges. The curriculum is part of the Interprofessional Education Initiative: Vision for a Collaborative Future, launched last year by the UW Board of Health Sciences Deans.
UW Today, October 24, 2013
UW faculty, staff and students are invited to a panel discussion on the “Affordable Care Act: How You Can Make a Difference,” from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Hogness Auditorium at the UW Health Sciences Center. Story mentions several SPH faculty members and a master's student.
Lake Stevens Journal, October 24, 2013
Gary Goldbaum, Health Officer and Director of the Snohomish Health District, received the 2013 Noreen Harris Award for Excellence in Public Health Epidemiology. He continues to teach at the University of Washington School of Public Health.
Globe and Mail, October 23, 2013
People in developed nations have grown complacent and allowed sexually transmitted diseases to spread again, King Holmes, director of the Center for AIDS and STD, warned.
KUOW, October 20, 2013
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that every year, roughly one in six Americans get sick from foodborne illness. How can you protect yourself? Marcie Sillman talks with Associate Professor Scott Meschke.
I-TECH News, October 18, 2013
A new award to I-TECH seeks to fight the spread of HIV in Zimbabwe by rapidly scaling up training and mentoring of the country’s medical staff. Executive Director Ann Downer is quoted.
UW Today, October 17, 2013
A new project -- funded through the Health Promotion Research Center -- aims to evaluate whether mall walking programs are effective, and whether they can lead to larger-scale increases in walking. Basia Belza is quoted.
US News & World Report, October 17, 2013
HIV-negative heterosexuals who take drugs that protect them from contracting the AIDS virus from their HIV-positive partners don't engage in more risky sexual behaviors, according to a new UW study. Jared Baeten is quoted.
Los Angeles Times, October 15, 2013
New research on the human cost of the war in Iraq estimates that roughly half a million men, women and children died between 2003 and 2011 as a direct result of violence or the associated collapse of civil infrastructure.
PLOS Medicine, October 15, 2013
A new study led by Amy Hagopian estimates nearly half a million people died from war-related causes in Iraq from 2003 to 2011.
UW Today, October 15, 2013
The UW schools of health sciences have formed a new initiative to teach and deliver health care across disciplines, a team-based approach that is gaining recognition nationally and is expected to make health care more efficient and effective.
JAMA Pediatrics, October 14, 2013
KUOW, October 14, 2013
For years, researchers have been connecting the dots between socioeconomic status and obesity rates. A new study from the University of Washington makes those connections even stronger.
JAMA Pediatrics, October 14, 2013
Delaying administration of vaccines containing measles could increase the already small risk of seizures.
Eureka Alert, October 13, 2013
Science Codex, October 13, 2013
An international consortium has identified four genetic variants associated with an increased risk of esophageal cancer and its precursor, a condition called Barrett's esophagus. Thomas Vaughan is corresponding author.
Nature Genetics, October 13, 2013
SPH researchers co-led an international consortium that has identified four genetic variants associated with an increased risk of esophageal cancer and its precursor.
Q13 Fox News, October 10, 2013
Heroin use is on the rise among many young people. Caleb Banta-Green, research scientist with the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, is quoted.
The Daily, October 9, 2013
Inderpal Virk, a student in the executive master's program, is quoted on a feature story about signing up the "Young Invincibles" for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Spokane Spokesman-Review, October 8, 2013
A new study from the UW found that 8 percent of drivers observed at intersections in six counties in the state were distracted by an electronic device behind the wheel, and among those, 45 percent were typing on their phones.
International Journal of Obesity, October 8, 2013
A new UW study uses health-care records and census tract data to link obesity to socioeconomic status in King County.
Arizona Daily Sun, October 8, 2013
New research finds that premium poultry consumers are not getting what they're paying for. Professor Marilyn Roberts is quoted.
Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, October 7, 2013
Having a positive attitude towards healthy foods may be more important to diet quality than where people shop for groceries.
HCP Live, October 4, 2013
USA Today, October 2, 2013
About 25 percent of all breast cancer cases in women of all ages could be avoided by maintaining a healthy body weight and doing regular physical activity, says Anne McTiernan, research professor of epidemiology based at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
seattlepi.com, September 30, 2013
The more we learn about mutations in our DNA, the more it seems like we're running around in a dark room littered with sharp objects. UW researchers, including Gail Jarvik and Wylie Burke, want to find out if all this knowledge does us any good.
Bloomberg Businessweek, September 30, 2013
Pfizer's Premarin for menopause may be tied to a higher risk of blood clots than another common estrogen treatment called estradiol, a UW study led by Nicholas Smith found.
JAMA Internal Medicine, September 30, 2013
Women who used estradiol to relieve menopause symptoms had less risk of developing blood clots in their legs and lungs than they did when using conjugated equine estrogens.
Group Health Research Institute, September 27, 2013
King 5, September 26, 2013
A collaborative project with neighborhood residents, looking at diesel air pollution in South Seattle, is profiled in this news report. Julie Fox is interviewed about the UW's role.
nih.gov, September 26, 2013
KOMO 4 News, September 24, 2013
A Seattle-based nonprofit is coordinating partnerships between medical researchers and pharmaceutical companies to address diseases that are typically neglected by drug developers. Wesley Van Voorhis, adjunct professor of global health, and Ken Stuart, affiliate professor of global health and founder of Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, are quoted.
KING 5 TV, September 24, 2013
A glitch in the Affordable Care Act could cost families thousands of dollars in healthcare premiums. Aaron Katz, principal lecturer in health services, is quoted.
The Olympian, September 23, 2013
Professor Michael Rosenfeld comments on a ballot initiative in Washington state that would require labeling of genetically engineered foods.
USA Today/Associated Press, September 23, 2013
A new report from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists cites the dangers of prenatal exposure to certain chemicals. Dean Howard Frumkin is quoted.
The Seattle Times, September 23, 2013
When severe weather hit the Puget Sound area last year, Mohamed Ali (MPH, '08) found himself uniquely qualified to serve as a go-between for public-health agencies and the largely immigrant, non-English-speaking Somali community.
The Seattle Times, September 17, 2013
Undergraduate Jose Carmona--who interned in the department's Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center--is featured in this news article on the UW's College Assistance Migrant Program.
The Daily Californian News, September 16, 2013
Proposals introduced in Berkeley, California address the use of dental amalgam--which contains mercury--in teeth fillings. Research by Jim Woods is cited.
The Seattle Times, September 14, 2013
The world of design and health care need to converge to create great habitats, according to guest columnists Howard Frumkin, dean of the School of Public Health, and Daniel Friedman, former dean of the College of Built Environments.
UW Today, September 13, 2013
UW Today, September 13, 2013
Residents of the South Park and Georgetown neighborhoods in south Seattle are likely exposed to higher levels of diesel exhaust than residents of Beacon Hill and Queen Anne.
Cancer Epi Biomarkers & Prevention, September 12, 2013
UW Today, September 12, 2013
UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine, September 12, 2013
The vaccine is the first to significantly reduce the frequency of viral shedding -- the surfacing of herpes virus on the genitals -- and appears to activate T cell immune responses to the virus.
The Seattle Times, September 8, 2013
One in 12 drivers were using cellphones or other electronic devices while behind the wheel on Washington roads — and half of those were texting — in the first study of its kind in the state.
FHCRC, September 5, 2013
The Clinical Advisor, September 5, 2013
Seattle Times, September 5, 2013
Seattle's expected $14.8 million windfall from speed-enforcement cameras could boost pedestrian safety for children walking to more than 20 schools. Dr. Beth Ebel is quoted on mortality rates in low-speed crashes.
KING 5 TV, September 5, 2013
A KING-5 TV and InvestigateWest story reveals the public health threats of locating schools too close to high-traffic areas. Reporters cite an email by Catherine Karr as well as UW research on air pollution; a biostatistics graduate student is also quoted.
UW Today, September 4, 2013
An international research team from the University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Jahangirnagar University has been examining transmission of a virus from monkeys to humans in Bangladesh. Maxine Linial is quoted.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, September 4, 2013
The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, which houses a CDC-funded Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (PERLC), is featured in this article on how a real-life emergency situation led to social media training for the region.
Seattle Weekly, September 3, 2013
Matthew Sparke, adjunct professor of global health, is featured in this in-depth piece on the potential sea change in education brought by low-cost online courses
NBC News, August 31, 2013
An outbreak of measles among unimmunized members of a Texas megachurch is fueling new health worries about pockets of vaccine-wary parents. Ed Marcuse, professor of pediatrics and epidemiology, is quoted.
Seattle Times, August 30, 2013
Doug Conrad, professor of health services, voted against the motion to delay certification of health plans to be offered through the state’s new online health insurance marketplace.
ASPPH Friday Letter, August 30, 2013
Dr. Kristen Upson, the lead author of this study, earned a PhD in epidemiology earlier this year from the School of Public Health at the University of Washington.
Globe and Mail, August 30, 2013
For parents, the iPad revolution puts a new spin on an old dilemma: How much screen time is appropriate for school-age children? Dimitri Christakis is quoted.
UW Blog Down to Washington, August 30, 2013
Dr. Elizabeth Kirk of Nutritional Sciences gives advice on what food and liquids can help prepare runners for big races.
Group Health Research News, August 29, 2013
Jessica Chubak is leading a crowdfunding effort to raise money for research on pet therapy visits for children with cancer.
Associated Press, August 28, 2013
Marijuana is the most popular illegal drug used worldwide, but addictions to popular painkillers like Vicodin, Oxycontin and codeine kill the most people, according to the first-ever global survey of illicit drug abuse. Global Health Professor Theo Vos is quoted.
Powell River (BC) Peak, August 27, 2013
Dr. Frank James explains the potential health impacts of a proposal to increase coal exports from a British Columbia port.
UW Today, August 26, 2013
A UW-led research team has created a patch with tiny, biodegradable needles that can penetrate the skin and precisely deliver a tuberculosis test.
USA Today, August 26, 2013
Nearly one in five teens leaves high school as a smoker, and reducing that number could be as simple as a chat with a doctor. David Grossman, professor of health services, is quoted.
Daily Rx News, August 26, 2013
Positive attitudes towards healthy eating were linked to better diet quality, according to a study led by Anju Aggarwal of the Center for Public Health Nutrition.
Advanced Healthare Materials, August 26, 2013
A UW team has created tiny, biodegradable needles for diagnosing tuberculosis that promise to be easier to use, more accurate, and less painful than hypodermic needles.
The Seattle Times, August 25, 2013
Breast-feeding babies has many health advantages, but few mothers know they can get help — and equipment — to help them adopt the practice through the Affordable Care Act and their insurance companies. Senior Lecturer Aaron Katz is quoted.
The Economist, August 24, 2013
The Economist looks at evidence linking physical health to economic downturns. Stephen Bezruchka is quoted.
Petri Dish blog, August 21, 2013
Dr. Margaret M. Madeleine discusses risk factors for melanoma and skin cancer in the wake of a new CDC study on indoor tanning associated with an increased risk of skin cancer.
The Herald, August 19, 2013
Is this non-tobacco activity banned under the state's tough indoor smoking ban? Gary Goldbaum of the Snohomish Health District comments.
Washington Post, August 14, 2013
The market for mobile technology for children has boomed, but despite advertising claims there are no major studies that show whether the technology is helpful or harmful. Dimitri Christakis is quoted.
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, August 8, 2013
Most people can avoid the need for invasive colorectal cancer screening tests, such as colonoscopy, by following a regimen of annual stool-based tests.
UW Today, August 7, 2013
A team from the University of Washington has unveiled a comprehensive portrait of the genome of the world’s first immortal cell line, known as HeLa. Professor Wylie Burke is quoted.
NBC News/AP, August 7, 2013
Researchers say a major new study suggests that keeping glucose at a healthy level is a novel way to try to prevent Alzheimer's disease. Paul Crane, adjunct associate professor of health services, is quoted.
New England Journal of Medicine, August 7, 2013
Higher blood glucose levels are associated with a greater risk for dementia, even among people without diabetes.
Health magazine, August 6, 2013
The first reported human-to-human transmission of the deadly H7N9 bird flu has occurred in eastern China, but Dr. Jeff Duchin says the finding is "reassuring because many of the other people in contact with the cases did not contract the virus.”
The Daily, August 6, 2013
The UW has received $9.6 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to continue work constructing a paper-based device to test for infectious diseases in low resource settings. Paul Yager, adjunct professor of global health, leads the research team.
NIH, August 5, 2013
Mary-Claire King, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Washington, explains the processes critical for the brain’s development that can be revealed by the mutations that disrupt them.
FHCRC, August 5, 2013
The Seattle Times, August 5, 2013
A new study led by Christopher Li says long-term use of a common class of high-blood-pressure drugs called calcium-channel blockers may be associated with higher risk of breast cancer in older women.
Environmental Health Perspectives, August 1, 2013
Marilyn Roberts says that food labels listing the use of antibiotics in raising farm animals and fish would allow consumers to make an informed choice when buying meat and fish products. Individual action, she says, may curb widespread use of antibiotics in animal production and control environmental antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
KPLU, July 31, 2013
The state's free tobacco quitline will be cutting services to the uninsured on Aug. 1, due to budget cuts. UW research found that every dollar spent on tobacco prevention saves five dollars in health care costs.
Yakima Herald, July 31, 2013
Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center will be folded into the second-largest hospital chain in the country if regulators and shareholders approve a $3.9 billion deal. Aaron Katz, principal lecturer of health services, is quoted.
KUOW, July 31, 2013
State budget cuts to the Tobacco Quit Line will make it harder for smokers to quit, shortening life expectancies and costing tens of thousands of dollars in health-care costs, says Abigail Halperin.
Journal of Urban Health, July 31, 2013
Few Seattle police officers and paramedics knew about a Good Samaritan drug overdose law a year after it was enacted, and those who did had mixed opinions about it.
The Center for Public Integrity, July 29, 2013
Washington state won't pay for medical procedures that are unsafe, unproven or cost too much. Why can't Medicare do that? Larry Kessler, chair of the School's Health Services department, is quoted.
Seattle Times, July 28, 2013
Adding hundreds of thousands of adults to the ranks of the insured could make it even more difficult to find a doctor, says Roger Rosenblatt.
The Hindu, July 26, 2013
The costs of common surgical procedures in hospitals in India varies widely -- findings that could become the basis for patients to demand greater transparency on why they pay the prices they do. Global Health professor Carol Levin is mentioned.
Ob Gyn News, July 26, 2013
Prevention and treatment cascades are the new way to make sense of epidemics and how they might be better controlled. STI expert King Holmes is quoted.
Environmental Health, July 25, 2013
Phthalates, man-made chemicals used in a variety of products, may have endocrine-disruptive effects in reproductive-age women, increasing or decreasing their risk of endometriosis.
Medical News, July 24, 2013
A 1 percent increase in state unemployment corresponded to a 1.58 percent reduction in the use of preventive health care services such as mammograms, pap tests, and annual check-ups, according to a study led by Nathan Tefft.
New York Times, July 22, 2013
Female genital cutting is gradually declining in many countries, according to an assessment from the UN Children's Fund. Bettina Shell-Duncan, adjunct associate professor of global health who was a consultant on the report, is quoted.
seattlepi.com, July 19, 2013
Rogelio Riojas, who graduated with a master's in health administration in 1977, has been chosen by Gov. Jay Inslee to serve a six-year term on the UW Board of Regents.
The Daily Californian, July 18, 2013
Stefano Bertozzi, a distinguished global health scientist specializing in AIDS research, will become dean of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health Sept. 1.
KING 5 TV, July 18, 2013
The public health approach has helped us reduce smoking, cut automobile deaths and increase bicycle safety. Why not try it to reduce gun deaths? Dr. Fred Rivara tells KING-5 the public health approach can work, but more research is needed.
National Geographic, July 18, 2013
Safety concerns have been raised about the class of pesticides blamed for killing over 20 children in India. Lucio Costa is quoted.
NBC News, July 17, 2013
"Glee" star Cory Monteith, who died of an accidental overdose of heroin and alcohol, may not seem like the stereotypical heroin user, but he fits the new profile: a white male in his 30s. SPH researcher Caleb Banta-Green is quoted.
Medical Xpress, July 16, 2013
Sweet and salty flavors, repeat exposure, serving size and parental behavior are the key drivers in children's food choices. Professor Adam Drewnowski is quoted.
US News & World Report, July 15, 2013
Colorectal cancer survivors have an increased risk of developing subsequent cancers, according to a new study. Amanda Phipps, assistant professor of epidemiology, is quoted.
Seattle Times, July 12, 2013
Taking fish-oil supplements or even eating too much fatty fish may be linked to an increased risk for prostate cancer, according to a new study from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
An initial 2011 study, which found similar results in a different group of men, surprised University of Washington epidemiology professor Alan Kristal's team at "The Hutch."
UW Today, July 10, 2013
Low vitamin D blood levels are linked to greater risk of heart disease in whites and Chinese, but not in blacks and Hispanics, according to a study appearing this week in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association.
"Our study suggests that the results of ongoing vitamin D clinical trials conducted in white populations should be applied cautiously to people of other racial and ethnic backgrounds," said Cassianne Robinson-Cohen, Affiliate instructor of Epidemiology at the University of Washington.
Journal of the National Cancer Institute, July 10, 2013
Scientists have confirmed that high levels of omega-3 fatty acids increase the risk of prostate cancer.
Journal of the American Medical Association, July 10, 2013
Low levels of vitamin D were associated with a higher risk of coronary heart disease in Whites and Chinese, but not in African-Americans or Hispanics.
Komo News, July 9, 2013
Seattleites are known for being health-conscious, but the city also has a noticeable love of tattoos. So it's reasonable to ask, can tattoos ever be safe? The answer is: not entirely.
"Nothing is 100-percent safe" said Dr. Jeff Duchin, Adjunct professor of Epidemiology at the University of Washington. "You can choose a tattoo parlor and environment where the risk of infection is as low as possible, but it's never going to be zero."
New York Times, July 8, 2013
Southern Chinese on average have lived at least five years longer than their northern counterparts because of the health effects of pollution from the widespread use of coal in the north, a new study says. Dean Howard Frumkin is quoted.
KUOW, July 8, 2013
As baby boomers age, many are left with few options for long term care. What to do? Aaron Katz, principal lecturer of health services, spoke with KUOW's Ross Reynolds.
KOMO 4 News, July 3, 2013
A new study says Seattle doctors are rarely talking to adolescent patients about recommended vaccines. Rachel Katzenellenbogen, adjunct assistant professor of global health, is quoted.
The Daily, July 2, 2013
Adam Drewnowski, director of the UW Center for Public Health Nutrition, conducted a study that found potatoes provide the most nutritional value for their cost.
The Daily, June 25, 2013
Researchers found that diabetes patients who were depressed were at greater risk of hypoglycemic episodes.
The Seattle Times, June 24, 2013
A first-of-its-kind federal report details wide disparities in sticker prices for common medical treatments among hospitals. But health policy experts such as Aaron Katz say it’s not enough to help patients make informed choices.
The Seattle Times, June 21, 2013
King K. Holmes, one of the world’s leading authorities on sexually transmitted diseases who brought international stature to the University of Washington’s global health department, is stepping down as its founding chairman.
Columns magazine, June 20, 2013
Michael Phillips, the School's 2013 Distinguished Alumnus, founded the Beijing Suicide Research and Prevention Center and the WHO Collaborating Center for Research and Training on Suicide Prevention.
The Seattle Times, June 19, 2013
A medicine-return program is a key strategy to reduce deaths due to prescription drugs, David Fleming and Joe McDermott, a County Council member, write in The Seattle Times.
Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, June 19, 2013
Unlikely allies should consider forming strategic partnerships based on shared values to create successful nutrition policy agendas, according to a study led by the Center for Public Health Nutrition.
HULIQ.com, June 18, 2013
Jane Rees, a lecturer at the School of Public Health, is quoted in this story about an organic farm seeking to help kids make healthy food choices.
KOMO 4 News, June 18, 2013
Many dentists recommend biannual visits to prevent tooth decay and gum disease, but a recent study suggests some adults could have their teeth examined just once a year. Philippe Hujoel, professor of oral health sciences and adjunct professor of epidemiology, comments.
Nature Genetics, June 16, 2013
The architecture of the genome can define traits that affect our bodies and our health - even the levels of so-called "good cholesterol."
USA Today, June 15, 2013
Inhaling motor vehicle emissions may transform good, protective cholesterol into bad, artery-clogging cholesterol that increases the risk of heart disease and stroke, says a new study led by Michael Rosenfeld.
New York Times, June 13, 2013
A panel of experts voted to loosen restrictions on a controversial diabetes drug. Gerald van Belle, emeritus professor of biostatistics and environmental and occupational health, is quoted.
New York Times Well Blog, June 13, 2013
Experts and experience from bike sharing programs make clear that bicycling can be a safe mode of transportation, and the presence of a bike sharing program is a boon to the safety of all bicyclists. Professor Frederick Rivara is quoted.
The Daily, June 13, 2013
“The Return,” a 32-page comic-book created by the UW Center for Ecogenetics and Environmental Health (CEEH) and the Northwest Indian College, seeks to help more young people understand environmental health.
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, June 13, 2013
Once-a-week yoga classes were effective in easing back pain in predominantly low-income, minority adults.
The Atlantic Cities, June 12, 2013
Researchers at the Center for Public Health Nutrition are using GPS devices to track study subjects in their neighborhoods and beyond.
US News & World Report, June 11, 2013
America's 50 Healthiest Counties for Kids, a new set of rankings by U.S. News, highlights counties that are safe and child-friendly. Ali Mokdad, of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, is quoted.
KOMO 4 News, June 7, 2013
Heroin overdose deaths are on the rise in Washington, and the most dramatic increase is coming from people under the age of 30, according to the UW's Caleb Banta-Green.
New England Journal of Medicine, June 6, 2013
A form of group therapy proved extraordinarily effective in helping women who have been exposed to sexual violence in the Congo.
UW Today, June 5, 2013
Researchers from the Schools of Public Health and Nursing learned that poorly lit neighborhoods, lack of public transportation, sidewalks in disrepair, and unmarked or poorly marked intersections prevent people with disabilities from taking advantage of the benefits of walking.
New York Times, June 5, 2013
A type of group therapy designed for trauma victims has proved extraordinarily helpful for survivors of sexual violence in Democratic Republic of Congo. Debra Kaysen, adjunct associate professor of global health, is quoted.
KOMO 4 News, June 4, 2013
Are your tweets directly related to the size of your waistline? That's what researchers at the School of Public Health want to find out. Professor Ali Shojaie is quoted.
MyNorthwest.com, June 4, 2013
"We have as much, if not more melanoma, which is the worst kind of skin cancer, in the Seattle area," says Margaret Madeleine, research assistant professor of epidemiology.
CBS News, June 3, 2013
One-fifth of African-American women with breast cancer have BRCA gene mutations. Epidemiologist Mary-Claire King took part in the research.
CMAJ, June 3, 2013
Men who used oral fluoroquinolones, a commonly prescribed antibiotic, have a small, but significant increased risk of acute kidney infection.
The Seattle Times, June 1, 2013
An interview with Mary-Claire King, who discovered a genetic mutation that increases risk of breast cancer. Her story is now told in part in the movie “Decoding Annie Parker.”
Health Affairs, June 1, 2013
Researchers compared eight diverse health payment reform projects across six states to learn what helps and what hinders their successful implementation.
Cancer Causes & Control, June 1, 2013
Glucosamine and chondroitin, two popular supplements for joint pain, may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, a new study finds.
UW Today, May 31, 2013
New findings suggest that diesel exhaust can alter the protective nature of certain molecules and set in motion biological mechanisms that lead to cardiovascular disease, explains Michael Rosenfeld, who was co-author of the recently published study.
NBCNews.com, May 30, 2013
Only taxi drivers, gas station and liquor store employees are more likely to be murdered on the job. Frederick Rivara, president of the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research, said research is important for finding ways to reduce gun deaths.
EurekAlert!, May 29, 2013
"The ability to identify affordable, nutrient dense vegetables is important to families focused on stretching their food dollar as well as government policy makers looking to balance nutrition and economics for food programs such as the school lunch program and WIC," said lead researcher Adam Drewnowski, Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Washington. "And, when it comes to affordable nutrition, it's hard to beat potatoes."
Seattle Weekly, May 28, 2013
Christina Rock was born with the dreaded virus, but now is a mother of two starting the holy grail of drug regimes. Professor Connie Celum is quoted.
HealthDay, May 23, 2013
Susan Searles Nielsen says recent study is the first to investigate dietary nicotine and risk of developing Parkinson's disease.
The Daily, May 23, 2013
After more than 35 years at the UW, Fred Connell, associate dean for academic affairs at the School of Public Health, will retire this summer from his career of connecting students to the health needs of their communities and advocating for problem-based learning in the School of Public Health.
KIRO-TV, May 16, 2013
John Kissel talks about lead contamination in soil in a KIRO-TV investigation of a site outside of Index, Wash., where a shooting range once operated.
American Journal of Public Health, May 16, 2013
Bullying because of perceived sexual orientation is prevalent among school-aged youths.
NBC News, May 15, 2013
Cancer patients are at much greater risk of bankruptcy than people without cancer, according to a large new study led by Scott Ramsey, adjunct professor of health services.
PLOS One, May 15, 2013
Potatoes and beans are the most popular low-cost sources of potassium and fiber for school children, according to a study by the Center for Public Health Nutrition.
KUOW, May 13, 2013
William Daniell speaks to KUOW about findings from a new study that assesses the health impacts of the proposed plan to clean up the Duwamish River.
Annals of Neurology, May 9, 2013
Eating peppers and other foods that contain nicotine may lower the risk of Parkinson's disease.
ABC News Australia, May 8, 2013
Adam Drewnowski, director of the Center for Public Health Nutrition, says government departments need to be held responsible for Australia's excessive weight crisis.
KING 5 TV, May 8, 2013
Aaron Katz, professor of Health Services, comments on the government's release of data comparing hospital charges.
New York Times Well Blog, May 6, 2013
A new study suggests that men with prostate cancer who take statins may have a lower risk of dying from the disease than those who do not.
Bloomberg Businessweek, May 6, 2013
Many large companies have wellness programs that measure factors such as weight, blood pressure and cholesterol. Wellness programs alone won't deliver savings or make employees healthier, says Jeffrey Harris, professor of health services.
The Herald, May 6, 2013
A King County ordinance requires chain restaurants with 15 or more locations to provide nutritional information about each menu item. A UW study found that the number of calories listed declined after labeling regulations took effect.
Healio, May 6, 2013
Nearly four of every five breast cancer survivors do not meet national exercise recommendations 10 years after their diagnosis, study results showed.
At 2-year follow-up, 34% of women included in the study met US physical activity guidelines. The adherence rate increased to 39.5% at 5 years but fell to 21.4% at 10 years after diagnosis.
“Most breast cancer survivors are not following even the minimum recommendations for physical activity and their activity levels significantly decline over time,” Anne McTiernan, MD, PhD, Research Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Washington, told HemOnc Today.
The Seattle Times, May 5, 2013
Gluten-free foods can be highly processed and full of sugar, fat and other unhealthy ingredients, writes Nutritional Sciences Program graduate student Carrie Dennett.
The Daily, May 1, 2013
Kate Cole, who graduated from the School of Public Health last June, pushed for a smoke-and-tobacco-free policy on the UW campus. But the student Senate say it would infringe on individual rights.
ABC News, April 30, 2013
Epidemiologist Beth Ebel cautions against texting while crossing the street.
KUOW, April 30, 2013
New US guidelines recommend that every person between the ages of 15 and 65, regardless of risk factors, should get routinely tested for HIV. Joanne Stekler, adjunct assistant professor of epidemiology, is quoted.
New York Times, April 29, 2013
In the New York Times' Room for Debate section, Michael Silverstein, clinical professor of environmental and occupational health sciences, proposes ways to strengthen OSHA.
Seattle Times, April 26, 2013
Cancer is now a major and growing public-health challenge in Africa and other developing countries, writes guest columnist Kingsley Ikenna Ndoh, a Nigerian doctor pursuing his MPH.
Humanosphere, April 26, 2013
Federal health officials announced they are halting a study of an experimental AIDS vaccine due to evidence the vaccine didn't protect against HIV infection. Julie McElrath and James Kublin are quoted.
Time, April 26, 2013
Smog and car exhaust can take a toll on the heart, and the latest research by Sara Adar and Joel Kaufman explores how.
The Daily, April 25, 2013
One of this year’s Magnuson Scholars, Cynthia Curl, is pleased to be recognized for the importance of her research in the School of Public Health. Her work revolves around identifying the health effects of consuming pesticides in food.
Forbes, April 25, 2013
Breathing particulate-laden air may be hardening your arteries faster than normal, according to research led by the University of Michigan and University of Washington School of Public Health.
United Press International, Inc., April 25, 2013
Study led by Sara Adar and Joel Kaufman finds higher concentrations of fine particulate air pollution were linked to a faster thickening of the inner two layers of the common carotid artery.
Los Angeles Times, April 24, 2013
Spending adolescence in the 'stroke belt' of the southeastern United States could make people more vulnerable to stroke later in life. Ali Mokdad, professor of global health, is quoted.
Reuters, April 24, 2013
At the end of life, black kidney disease patients are more likely than white patients to continue intensive dialysis instead of choosing hospice care, according to a new study led by Dr. Bernadette Thomas, an epidemiology student.
UW Today, April 23, 2013
The 65 workers who died from job-related injuries or illnesses in Washington state this past year will be remembered at a ceremony organized by the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the School of Public Health.
Occupational Health & Safety, April 23, 2013
Gary Franklin says new rules for prescribing pain medication have made a difference: there are fewer deaths among injured workers.
UW News, April 23, 2013
Nancy Simcox and the DEOHS Student Advisory Group led efforts to commemorate Worker Memorial Day at the UW.
PLoS Medicine, April 23, 2013
Long-term exposure to air pollution may be linked to heart attacks and strokes by speeding up atherosclerosis.
Reuters, April 22, 2013
A government panel says there is not enough evidence to recommend universal screening to find people at risk of suicide. Professor David Grossman, who served on the task force, is quoted.
Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, April 21, 2013
African-Americans with kidney failure were more likely than white patients to continue dialysis and less likely to be referred to hospice care, differences pronounced in regions with high levels of end-of-life Medicare spending.
Seattle Times, April 20, 2013
Low-dose antibiotics in animal feed constitutes a human health hazard, writes Marilyn Roberts.
The Seattle Times, April 20, 2013
Low-dose antibiotics in animal feed constitutes a human health hazard, writes Professor Marilyn C. Roberts.
Health & Place, April 19, 2013
Neighborhood walkability was not independently associated with greater walking among post-menopausal women when individual characteristics such as income and education were taken into account.
The Daily, April 19, 2013
Abraham Flaxman, assistant professor of global health, has developed a new algorithm that can predict a patient’s risk and probability of mortality within 30 days of having a heart attack.
Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, April 18, 2013
Patients with chronic kidney disease who had slower walking speeds had a greater risk of death, according to a study by Baback Roshanravan and colleagues.
Brain & Behaviour Research Foundation, April 15, 2013
Debby W. Tsuang, M.D., M.Sc., an adjunct professor of Epidemiology at the University of Washington, with the support of a NARSAD Independent Investigator Grant, used innovative family-based methods to study genetic susceptibility to schizophrenia.
Washington Post, April 15, 2013
Incoming professor Peter Rabinowitz will establish a One Health Center, an initiative founded on the idea that closer collaboration between physicians and veterinarians can benefit all species.
Maternal Child Health Journal, April 13, 2013
Most women receive limited paid leave every year to manage health-related family issues, says a study led by PhD student Megan Shepherd-Banigan.
Emory University, April 11, 2013
Dean Howard Frumkin and more than 400 other scientists, doctors and technical experts from 80 countries have signed the Scientific Declaration on Polio Eradication.
The Lund Report, April 10, 2013
During a keynote address at the 10th annual Western Regional International Health Conference in Portland, School of Public Health Dean Howard Frumkin stressed the need to build healthier cities.
SPH Website, April 10, 2013
DEOHS Graduate Student Cynthia Curl was named the 2013-14 SPH Magnuson Scholar for her research on pesticides, diet, and health effects.
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, April 10, 2013
Most breast cancer survivors do not meet minimum recommendations for physical activity and their activity levels decline significantly after 10 years.
The Seattle Times, April 8, 2013
While alcohol consumption is considered a risk for getting breast cancer, moderate drinking holds cardiovascular benefits that can increase longevity for the cancer survivors, says a new study led by Polly Newcomb.
UW Today, April 4, 2013
The intersection of global health and the arts – dance, photography, cinema, theater and music – will be explored at the UW as part of Global Health Week April 15 - 20.
International Examiner, April 3, 2013
Health policy experts like Susan Allan expect that the Medicaid expansion will save the state money, since the federal government will pick up the tab on new enrollees.
Deccan Herald, April 3, 2013
Rapid rollout of institutional child delivery in the last five years without adequate trained manpower in rural India has spawned a new problem of “maternal morbidity” in which women suffer from serious health consequences. Abhijit Das is quoted.
Northwest Center for Public Health Practice News, April 3, 2013
Summer Institute faculty member Patricia Lichiello speaks about her 20 years of health policy work and why she is excited to help public health practitioners enhance their policy skills.
ABC News, April 2, 2013
Samoa Air has just become the world's first airline with pay-as-you-weigh pricing -- asking heavier passengers to fork over more money for their fares. Andy Dannenberg is quoted.
Reed Magazine, March 31, 2013
Epidemiologist Preetha Rajaraman (MS, Environmental Health, 1997) examines why some people are more susceptible to brain cancer than others.
Humanosphere, March 29, 2013
In this podcast interview, Global Health Department Chair King Holmes describes the evolution of what we now call global health, how Seattle established its leadership and where it’s all headed.
Seattle Times, March 27, 2013
Some residents of the Duwamish Valley in south Seattle have more health problems than residents elsewhere in the city, an EPA-funded study finds. Bill Daniell is quoted.
JAMA Internal Medicine, March 26, 2013
Women ages 50-74 who received a mammogram every two years rather than annually are not at increased risk of developing advanced breast cancer or large tumors.
KOMO 4 News, March 26, 2013
Researchers have found there are not enough Spanish-language resources available for Latina patients, which means it can take too long to diagnose breast cancer following a mammogram. Beti Thompson is quoted.
KPLU, March 25, 2013
A study in Seattle suggests people don't necessarily walk more just because they live in a walkable area. Brian Saelens is quoted.
NBC News, March 22, 2013
Seattle is poised to become the first city in the nation to provide direct funding for research into the causes and effects of gun violence. Epidemiologist Frederick Rivara is quoted.
Bloomberg Businessweek, March 21, 2013
Sharon Terry heads the Genetic Alliance, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit network linking patient groups and researchers. Kelly Edwards is quoted.
The Lancet, March 20, 2013
Global Health Chair King Holmes has been awarded the Gairdner Foundation’s 2013 prize for Global Health, honoring his research in the field of STDs. This UW Today story has more details.
New America Media, March 19, 2013
The Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding Life for Seniors (PEARLS), a program developed at the School of Public Health in the late 1990s, uses a problem-solving approach to help people 55 or older overcome minor depression before it becomes major.
Web MD, March 18, 2013
The finding of an increase in the risk of ovarian cancer with night shift work is consistent with those found for breast cancer, writes research assistant professor of epidemiology Parveen Bhatti, PhD, and colleagues from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.
NBCNews.com, March 18, 2013
A study shows many women suffer intense stress after being called back for a follow-up after a mammogram -- and that the stress lasts long after other tests show they are cancer-free.
New York Times, March 15, 2013
This book review of Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, by Michael Moss, mentions research on obesity by Adam Drewnowski, professor of epidemiology.
The Seattle Times, March 15, 2013
With a grant from the EPA, a group of researchers and students is experimenting with ways to capture fog and wring out its moisture for irrigation and other uses in Peru. Global health faculty members Susan Bolton and Ben Spencer are quoted.
BBC News, March 14, 2013
A study led by Parveen Bhatti of more than 3,000 women suggested that working overnight increased the risk of early-stage cancer by 49 percent compared with doing normal office hours.
UW Today, March 13, 2013
The School of Public Health ranked sixth in the nation in 2011, according to US News & World Report. The Department of Biostatistics tied for third among all biostatistics and statistics programs (combined) and was also tied for first in biostatistics programs alone.
KPLU, March 11, 2013
The Environmental Protection Agency has released a plan to clean up the polluted Duwamish River in south Seattle. The School of Public Health is working with local residents on a Health Impact Assessment of the cleanup plan.
The Daily, March 11, 2013
The most comprehensive analysis of global health in the world now allows for country-by-country comparison and features new data visualization tools.
The Daily, March 7, 2013
The School's Field Research and Consultation Group, led by Martin Cohen, examines the dangers to health posed by lead in the smoke of fired bullets.
The Daily, March 5, 2013
Daniela Witten, assistant professor of Biostatistics, was one of three UW faculty to receive a two-year, $50,000 Sloan Research Fellowship.
Annals of Internal Medicine, March 5, 2013
Screening for colorectal cancer doubled when patients who had not been screened regularly were identified though electronic health records and contacted automatically by mail.
HealthDay, February 27, 2013
New study led by Sheela Sathyanarayana: Contaminated diet contributes to phthalate and bisphenol A exposure.
King 5, February 27, 2013
High fat dairy, spices found to contain high levels of chemical used in plastic. Study by Sheela Sathyanarayana.
Nature Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, February 27, 2013
A study led by Sheela Sathyanarayana finds we may be exposed to bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates in our diet.
Fox News, February 25, 2013
Screening heavy smokers for lung cancer with a CT scan could potentially prevent thousands of deaths from lung cancer a year, a new study suggests. Larry Kessler, chair of health services, comments.
NPR, February 25, 2013
A study in Nature Climate Change says that global warming will noticeably reduce the amount of time people can spend working and playing safely outside. Dean Howard Frumkin is interviewed.
New York Times, February 21, 2013
Teaching parents to switch channels from violent shows to educational TV can improve preschoolers' behavior, even without getting them to watch less, a UW study found.
Reuters, February 21, 2013
Most women had inaccurate perceptions about the safety and effectiveness of intrauterine devices (IUDs) in preventing pregnancy, according to research led by Lisa Callegari, an epidemiology master's student and a clinical assistant professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Pediatrics, February 18, 2013
Parents of preschool-aged children who switched to less violent screen content found their children behaved better, according to a study led by Dimitri Christakis.
KING 5 TV, February 14, 2013
How will the Affordable Care Act affect businesses? Senior Lecturer in Health Services Aaron Katz explains.
Seattle Times, February 13, 2013
Richard Gleason is quoted on safety measures for workers in Seattle Times story on employees suing gun range over lead exposure.
Contraception, February 10, 2013
Most women seeking primary care have inaccurate perceptions about the effectiveness and safety of intrauterine contraception.
King 5, February 6, 2013
Sheela Sathyanarayana discusses how low level pollution might negatively impact unborn children.
The Daily, February 5, 2013
More than 250 people gathered at Town Hall Seattle to hear panelists from the School of Public Health and King County bring a public-health perspective to to the issue of gun violence.
Crosscut, February 4, 2013
Gun violence extracts a heavy toll on our communities and requires public health solutions. SPH faculty contribute to a guest editorial calling for better data and more effective policies.
News Nest (Nigeria), February 3, 2013
Africa has a great window of opportunity to prevent avoidable deaths due to cancer, writes Global Health MPH candidate Kingsley Ndoh.
UW Today, February 1, 2013
A new Center for Global Oral Health will be led by Timothy DeRouen and will work with the School of Public Health.
RadioMD Healthy Children, January 30, 2013
Associate Professor Catherine Karr talks about children and pesticide exposure on RadioMD.
The Daily, January 29, 2013
Policies on gun control should be based on evidence, not opinion, says epidemiologist Fred Rivara. But Rivara said he stopped researching guns in the mid ’90s when federal funds for gun research dried up.
YouTube, January 25, 2013
Dean Howard Frumkin reviews the School’s achievements in 2012 and talks of future plans and challenges in his annual State-of-the-School address.
BBC News, January 25, 2013
The origins of HIV can be traced back millions rather than tens of thousands of years, UW research suggests. Michael Emerman, affiliate professor of global health, is quoted.
The Daily, January 23, 2013
UW Graduate School welcomes new dean: David Eaton.
Occupational and Environmental Medicine, January 23, 2013
Working night shifts was linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer in women 50 or older, according to a study led by Parveen Bhatti.
Science News, January 22, 2013
A new study suggests that half of U.S. babies don't get routine vaccinations on time, some of them because parents put off the shots. Epidemiologist Edgar Marcuse is quoted.
The Prostate, January 17, 2013
Regularly eating certain deep-fried foods is associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer, says a new study by SPH and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
MIT Technology Review, January 17, 2013
Researchers found they could tie people's identities to supposedly anonymous genetic data by cross-referencing it with information available online. Epidemiologist Wylie Burke is quoted.
Eurekalert, January 16, 2013
Children age 12 to 35 months who receive DTaP vaccine in their thigh muscle rather than their arm are around half as likely to be brought in for medical attention for an injection-site reaction.
"These local reactions are the most common side effect of vaccinations," said study leader Lisa A. Jackson, MD, MPH, a research professor of Epidemiology at the University of Washington.
NWCPHP News, January 16, 2013
Dean Howard Frumkin highlights achievements for the year while reviewing progress toward the School's strategic goals.
Pediatrics, January 14, 2013
Injection in the thigh rather than the arm is associated with fewer local reactions to the DTaP vaccine in children 12 to 35 months old, says a study led by Lisa Jackson.
KUOW, January 14, 2013
Health Services Lecturer Aaron Katz discusses the impact of Medicaid expansion with KUOW's Ross Reynolds.
Maclean's, January 11, 2013
The success of the vaccine is being watched closely by scientists who see it as a model for future vaccines targeted to adolescents. Vivien Tsu, an epidemiologist, is quoted.
The Seattle Times, January 9, 2013
Jackson Orem gave up the potential for a lucrative practice in the U.S. in order to return home to Uganda, where as the country's only cancer doctor he saw 10,000 patients a year. Now he's at the forefront of improving and expanding cancer care there.
In 2004, he began working with Dr. Corey Casper, an adjunct Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Washington and others from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
UW Today, January 8, 2013
David L. Eaton, associate vice provost for research and professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, has been selected as dean of the Graduate School, effective March 15.
The Daily, January 8, 2013
A short film about a new cancer-fighting tool innovated by a team of professionals at UW called tumor paint became a finalist in a film competition about things that are changing the world. Professor Richard Ellenbogen is quoted.
KUOW, January 7, 2013
Health officials are betting a new kind of midwife, one trained in a clinical setting, can offer a solution to Mexico's maternal-death problem. Dilys Walker, associate professor of global health, is quoted.
Seattle Times, January 6, 2013
We need to anticipate the effects of climate change, and prepare for them, to protect the public, writes Dean Howard Frumkin.
Sightline, January 4, 2013
Findings from MPH student Jill Schulte's study with King County shows traffic disproportionately affects the poor and people of color.
Seattle Magazine, January 1, 2013
Mary-Claire King, an adjunct professor epidemiology and a pioneering Seattle geneticist who discovered the breast cancer gene, is the subject of a new movie.
Annals of Internal Medicine, January 1, 2013
Distribution of heroin overdose antidote kits containing naloxone is likely to reduce overdose deaths and is highly cost-effective.
JAMA Surgery, January 1, 2013
The rate of lung cancer deaths is higher in African-Americans than Whites and highest in African-Americans living in the most segregated counties, a new study finds.
UW Today, December 31, 2012
Daniela Witten, assistant professor of Biostatistics, was named to Forbes' "30 Under 30" list of top young researchers in the field of science and health care.
UW Today, December 31, 2012
Giving heroin users kits with the overdose antidote naloxone is a cost-effective way to prevent overdose deaths and save lives, according to a study co-authored by Sean Sullivan.
The Herald, December 28, 2012
Flu is widespread this year. "It's aggressive, early and severe," says epidemiologist Gary Goldbaum.
New York Times, December 22, 2012
Some parents and researchers worry that Lego's branching out into video games and other products results in children using their imagination less. Dimitri Christakis is quoted.
Los Angeles Times, December 21, 2012
Frederick Rivara and Arthur Kellermann (SPH MPH grad) used to conduct research on preventing injuries and deaths due to firearms. Now they accuse the gun lobby of squelching such research in a new Viewpoint in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
University of Washington, December 19, 2012
Increasing evidence shows urban and rural children are regularly exposed to low levels of pesticides that can have serious long-term health effects, according to a report issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Catherine Karr, an adjunct associate professor of epidemiology, co-authored both papers.
UW Today, December 19, 2012
Increasing evidence shows urban and rural children are regularly exposed to low levels of pesticides that can have serious long-term health effects, according to a policy statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Catherine Karr is a co-author.
Nature Medicine, December 18, 2012
Depression surpassed asthma to claim the number one spot of disability burden in youth in the US and Canada, according to a study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. Jurgen Unutzer is quoted.
Salon, December 17, 2012
Epidemiologist Fred Rivara said there is no data supporting the argument that arming citizens will lessen the death toll in massacres like the one in Connecticut.
New York Times, December 17, 2012
Almost a third of pedestrians crossing busy intersections were listening to music, texting or talking on a cellphone, according to a Seattle study led by Beth Ebel.
Seattle Times, December 16, 2012
Dr. Corey Casper has worked with Jackson Orem, a physician who returned to his country, Uganda, to improve cancer care.
The Lancet, December 13, 2012
The largest study of its kind shows that people are living longer but suffering from more disability from chronic diseases and injuries such as back and neck pain.
UW TV, December 13, 2012
Dean Howard Frumkin talks with UW 360 about what makes places healthy.
KUOW, December 13, 2012
Bob Quinn was a public health maverick who played a critical role in HIV prevention, says researcher Caleb Banta-Green.
Bloomberg, December 9, 2012
Sharing the benefits of DNA science across social and class lines is one of the next big challenges facing genome researchers. Professor Mary-Claire King is quoted.
Journal of Safety Research, December 1, 2012
Ergonomics researchers have found that the type of traction chain used on heavy equipment vehicles can impact a driver's exposure to whole body vibration.
Human Resources for Health, November 26, 2012
Cameroon could expand access to oral health care by using more mid-level dental providers, according to a study led by Global Health MPH graduate Leo Achembong.
New York Times, November 25, 2012
The US Food and Drug Administration has begun reviewing hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries to mostly older people from the metal rails used on hospital beds and in home care. Professor Larry Kessler is quoted.
Washington Post, November 22, 2012
William Foege praises pharmaceutical company Merck for distributing the drug Mectizan to combat river blindness.
MyNorthwest.com, November 20, 2012
If you think health care workers and teachers are at the highest risk of getting the flu in Washington, you'd be wrong. The first-ever research into who gets the flu most in this state is out. Janitors top the list.
The Daily, November 19, 2012
The UW's Hall Health is expanding its tobacco cessation program, thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Snoqualmie Tribe. Abigail Halperin is quoted.
CNN, November 19, 2012
Accidental overdoses are now a leading cause of accidental deaths in the US, surpassing car crashes. Research Professor Gary Franklin is quoted.
Seattle Times, November 16, 2012
Improving access to food sources should be part of good urban design, write guest columnists Adam Drewnowski and Anne Vernez Moudon.
Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health, November 16, 2012
Exposure to low levels of air pollution in the Puget Sound area has modest effects on fetal growth, with important public health implications, says a study led by Sheela Sathyanarayana.
Wall Street Journal, November 12, 2012
A crowd-sourcing effort in Philadelphia mapped AEDs, portable devices that can jump-start the heart. Mickey Eisenberg is quoted.
PLoS One Journal, November 12, 2012
Janitors, cleaners and secretaries appear to be more likely to catch the flu, while truck drivers and construction workers are least likely.
TedX YouTube Channel, November 10, 2012
Nutrition Reviews, November 9, 2012
Vitamin D is associated with lower rates of tooth decay, according to a review of two dozen studies by Philippe Hujoel.
Department of Global Health News, November 8, 2012
Work by Assistant Professor Amy Hagopian led the American Public Health Association to adopt a policy statement opposing military recruiting in the nation’s primary and secondary schools.
The Guardian, November 8, 2012
In the first cost-benefit analysis of its kind, Dean Jamison and Robert Hecht say that a small amount of additional funds devoted to vaccine research could have substantial impact in bringing breakthroughs forward.
SPH News, November 7, 2012
The American Public Health Association urged Congress to modernize the nation's Clean Water Act to protect coastal water quality. The resolution was written by six University of Washington public health graduate students.
New York Times, November 5, 2012
Thirty-five diseases — including drug-resistant gonorrhea — can be transmitted sexually, and the industry tests for only four, says King Holmes, chairman of the global health department.
The Daily, November 2, 2012
The Department of Global Health has started a new a doctoral degree program that is the first of its kind to focus on global health metrics and implementation science. Assistant Professor Kenneth Sherr is quoted.
Journal of the American College of Cardiology, November 1, 2012
Long-term exposure to air pollution may be a risk factor for vascular diseases, according to a new study led by research scientist Ranjini Krishnan.
Humanosphere, October 31, 2012
"We now know that a vaccine against HIV is truly possible," says James Kublin, clinical associate professor of global health.
KING 5 TV, October 30, 2012
About a third of cyclists in the Seattle area don't wear helmets. Epidemiologist Fred Rivara believes many injuries would be prevented if officers enforced King County's helmet law.
The Enumclaw Courier-Herald, October 29, 2012
"We've begun to get reports of confirmed influenza infections in our community, including our schools," said Dr. Jeff Duchin, Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Washington.
Med Page Today, October 26, 2012
Chronic exposure to air pollution linked to atherosclerosis in published study. Research Scientist Ranjini Krishnan, lead author of the article, is cited.
Health Behavior News Service, October 17, 2012
Depressive and anxiety disorders occur in a fifth of patients visiting primary care physicians, but aren't always recognized, says Wayne Katon.
UW Today, October 8, 2012
Take away the car, and food deserts — areas where low-income people have limited access to low-cost, nutritious food — appear to fill the map. Research by Professor Adam Drewnowski is cited.
The Daily, October 8, 2012
A research team led by Ali Shojaie, assistant professor of Biostatistics, is investigating the connection between people’s social network and their physical health — specifically, their weight.
New York Times, October 6, 2012
J. Randall Curtis, adjunct professor of health services, discusses the clash of decision-making within the family in life-support cases.
Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, October 4, 2012
Only a fraction of patients with kidney disease use home hemodialysis, despite its benefits and cost-effectiveness, says a review led by Bessie Young.
American Journal of Public Health, October 1, 2012
"Food deserts" dramatically increase in the Seattle area if you take away the car and factor in walking.
Workforce, September 24, 2012
Washington state is ahead of the curve when it comes to health care reform. William Dowling, professor of Health Services, is quoted.
Columns magazine, September 10, 2012
The USDA says healthy food is cheaper than junk food. But the agency measures food costs per gram as opposed to per calorie, making vegetables appear cheaper, says Adam Drewnowski, director of Nutritional Sciences.
Nature, September 10, 2012
Scientists co-led by Paul Edlefsen used genetic sequencing to discover new evidence that the first vaccine shown to prevent HIV infection in people also affected the viruses in those who did become infected.
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