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Undergraduates combat obesity with health literacy

Temple University College of Public Health Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Undergraduates throughout Temple University are getting an opportunity to imagine and enact their own research with the help of a new program from the College of Public Health (CPH).

Currently in the first phase of a three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health, the Academic-Community Partnerships to Address Obesity and Health Literacy, led by Alice Hausman, CPH department chair, seeks to “[craft] a long-term research agenda examining health literacy and obesity prevention. “

Posted:  November 25, 2014

Public Health Professor Talks Ebola With Philadelphia Inquirer

Sarah Bass Temple University College of Public Health Professor

Department of Public Health associate professor Sarah Bass spoke with the Philadelphia Inquirer about attitudes toward "voluntary isolation and mandatory quarantine."

"As coerciveness increased, the willingness [to comply] decreased," she said, suggesting that a mandate might actually backfire. Men and people with higher incomes were more likely to be uncooperative; regular churchgoers were most willing."

Posted:  October 31, 2014

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