On Tuesday, Jan. 30, Pennsylvania State Representative Leanne Krueger-Braneky delivered a lecture on the ways in which civic engagement—or its absence—affects the issues of social justice that frequently arise in the fields of public health and social work.
In a new study published in the October 2017 issue of Gait & Posture, College of Public Health researchers, along with faculty at the University of Delaware, showed how a new device called ArmSense can enhance arm swing—and, as a result, improve walking ability—in people with Parkinson’s disease.
On Wednesday, Jan. 24, the College of Public Health’s Center for Social Policy and Community Development (CSPCD) and the Office of Community Relations–Pan-African Studies Community Education Program celebrated the opening of the new Workforce Connections Hub located in the university’s Entertainment and Community Education Center at 1509 Cecil B. Moore Avenue. The Hub will provide access to adult education, career resources, and training from a range of partners.
Derek M. Griffith, associate professor of medicine, health and society at Vanderbilt University, will speak on African American men’s health in a colloquium sponsored by the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences on Thursday, Feb. 1, from 12:30–1:30 p.m. in Ritter Annex Room 992.
College of Public Health faculty and students collaborate with Prevention Point Philadelphia on a range of research and clinical initiatives. The organization’s Temple roots run deep: both Executive Director Jose Benitez and Associate Executive Director Silvana Mazzella are alumni of the college’s School of Social Work.
The College of Public Health's Neuromotor Science (NMS) Research Consortium is an interdisciplinary research facility that for the past four years has brought together nine faculty members and 20 students from various disciplines ranging from kinesiology and physical therapy to neuroscience and bioengineering. The labs investigate basic and clinical issues in human sensorimotor neuroscience, such as upper extremity function, posture and gait, spinal cord function, concussion, sensorimotor integration and assistive device development.
A new study shows how curbing children’s exposure to secondhand smoke can start in a pediatrician's office. The findings, published this month, have already impacted how some clinicians in low-income communities address secondhand smoking exposure in children.
The past year has challenged us like few others in recent memory. In the face of proliferating threats to our collective well-being—from the opioid and obesity epidemics to unprecedented natural disasters—many of the most innovative solutions are emerging from our institutions of public health research and education.
Our digital Year In Review magazine includes top stories from across the Temple University College of Public Health in the past year:
There’s some controversy over whether fighting obesity should begin with the person or the place where he or she lives. In a new study, lead investigator Michael Halpern, associate professor in the Department of Health Services Administration and Policy, argues that addressing the needs of individuals is more effective than tackling problems facing a community or neighborhood as a whole.
In the Department of Kinesiology’s Self Defense for Women course, students learn the best ways to defend themselves against harassment and physical attacks. The course is part of the department’s Physical Activity Program, a universitywide program offering courses in aquatics, fitness, athletics, martial arts and more.