The results show that people have lingering concerns that remain unanswered and need to be taken seriously, said lead author Ashley Hill, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology.
Led by Ilyas Kamboh, professor of human genetics and epidemiology, the group found that, in addition to known gene variants associated with disease risk, there are at least 15 more variations in the APOE.
$1.1 million awarded for three years to BEC’s Data Justice Workgroup.
A $1.1 million grant from the de Beaumont Foundation is enabling the Black Equity Coalition’s Data Justice Workgroup to pursue data-driven initiatives with the City of Pittsburgh that advance racial justice and health equity among the city’s Black communities,
The taxpayer-funded research by the University of Pittsburgh adds to a body of evidence suggesting links between the gas industry and certain health problems.
Local data on these disparities is not easily accessible, said Department of Epidemiology professor Tiffany Gary-Webb.
In her research, Rockette-Wagner and her collaborators look at social-cognitive theory-based approaches to why people are or aren’t more active.
Current epidemiology MPH student David Frank and colleagues estimated disparities in statin use by race-ethnicity-gender.
“Having this group and traveling professionally was very different for me, but it was also wonderful because of the openness that everyone had," said Tiffany Gary-Webb.
Pitt Public Health epidemiologist collaborates with schools and advocacy group to support comprehensive sexuality education
“I focus on the social environment: decision-makers, policies and how they influence our lives,” said Dr. Ashley Hill
Since older adults have less muscle to begin with, “if they want to lose weight, they need to be willing at the same time to increase physical activity,” said Dr. Anne Newman
Taylor Simone Mathis, who will begin earning a master of public health degree in epidemiology, says she chose a health science career path after much thought.
30 Pitt Public Health staff with long tenures at the University were honored during the Chancellor's Annual Staff Recognition Ceremony.
Sarah Annalise Sanders: We can improve Black maternal outcomes by enhancing access to community birth
Sanders, a postdoctoral associate, writes: "It is essential for advocates for racial health equity and access to birth center care to understand and respond to the racist history of maternal care in America."
"Our data suggest that muscle adiposity plays a unique role in cognitive decline, distinct from that of other types of fat or other muscle characteristics," said Caterina Rosano.
A new study shows how taking care of your heart helps take care of your brain.
The quantity and quality of fat surrounding the heart’s largest artery at midlife may predict a woman’s risk of developing dementia in her later years, according to a new study by University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health scientists that followed women through menopause and for more than a dozen years after.