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Tripicchio named winner in first phase of challenge to prevent childhood obesity

A new project by Gina Tripicchio, assistant professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, was selected as one of 10 winners in the first phase of the Using Technology to Prevent Childhood Obesity in Low-Income Families and Communities Challenge by the Health Resources and Services Administration's Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Posted:  January 17, 2019

'Circles' could offer promising outcomes after incarceration for people with serious mental illness

In the United States, adults with a serious mental illness make up a disproportionate number of inmates in prisons. While an estimated 10.4 million American adults have a serious mental illness—4.2 percent of the general population—people with a serious mental illness comprise 16 percent of the prison population.

Posted:  January 16, 2019

Public Health in Focus: Innocent Tumwebaze, postdoctoral research fellow

Each week in 2019, we're highlighting someone in the College of Public Health—students, alumni, researchers and beyond—for a feature we're calling Public Health in Focus. Click the photo below to hear from Innocent Tumwebaze, a research fellow in the Water, Health and Applied Microbiology Lab, or check out all of the portraits so far

 

Posted:  January 10, 2019

Public Health in Focus: Molly Beiting, researcher and speech-language pathologist

Each week in 2019, we're highlighting someone in the College of Public Health—students, alumni, researchers and beyond—for a feature we're calling Public Health in Focus. Click the photo below to hear from Molly Beiting, a researcher and speech-language-pathologist, or check out all of the portraits so far

Posted:  January 3, 2019

Poor health insurance coverage is likely barrier to effective obesity treatment

One out of every three American adults has obesity, defined as a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 30. About one in 13 American adults has extreme obesity and weighs 100 pounds more than their recommended body weight, leaving them with a BMI of 40 or greater.  And yet, only 1 percent of the patients eligible for bariatric surgery, considered to be the most effective treatment for obesity, actually undergo the surgery each year.

Posted:  December 4, 2018

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