On Friday, Oct. 4, Roberta B. Ness, James W. Rockwell professor of public health at the University of Texas School of Public Health, delivered the first Dean’s Seminar of the academic year. Formed in recognition of the College’s accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health, the series brings internationally renowned scholars and practitioners to campus for discussions on pressing issues facing an ever-expanding field of public health.
Can low computer literacy limit a person’s ability to benefit from a health support system? A new study from Stephen J. Lepore, professor and chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, found that less tech-savvy people may not get the full benefits of an online health service. The push toward more technology in patient support may risk bringing the “digital divide” to healthcare.
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) recommend that children eat nutrient-dense snacks throughout the day to meet their nutritional needs. But are teens snacking in ways that lead to better health—or unwanted weight?
A new study led by College of Public Health researchers and published in Nutrients has found that adolescents with normal weight had fewer snacks daily and smaller snacks per occasion (i.e., fewer calories per snack) than teens classified as overweight or obese.
Temple University’s College of Public Health will examine possible associations between PFAS-contaminated drinking water and cancer as part of a federally funded multisite health study to understand the health effects of exposure to PFAS chemicals in drinking water.
Preeclampsia, a syndrome that can affect pregnant women, has been called mysterious in both popular and scientific literature. It is characterized by high blood pressure and often protein in the urine. Symptoms vary, ranging from headaches to seizures and life-threatening complications. What causes preeclampsia, which occurs in an estimated five to eight percent of all pregnancies, is not well understood, so there isn’t a way to determine who will develop it.
Before Hamlet Gasoyan joined the College of Public Health as a doctoral student, he was a practicing dentist. Though his doctoral research focuses on insurance benefit design and the benefits of bariatric surgery, he hasn’t left dental health behind.
Alzheimer’s disease takes away the memories we have of our lives, robbing the brain’s ability to hold on to them. There’s no cure yet. But it’s possible that, with early diagnosis and treatment, memory loss might be slowed.
The College of Public Health brings together top scholars from around the world—teaching in our classrooms, leading our research, and forging partnerships across the community. We extend a warm welcome to our 20 new full-time faculty members to the college this year*:
College of Public Health researchers have developed an advanced clinical test that they hope practitioners may soon use to assess stroke patients and work toward recovery of diminished speech abilities.