The start of a new year can feel like a good opportunity to reset unhealthy behaviors. But while many people will resolve to “exercise more” or “eat healthy” in the new year, evidence suggests that most will have abandoned these resolutions by early February. With the end of January 2019 nearing, we asked faculty members at the College of Public Health to weigh in on popular resolutions.
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.
Over the past year, Temple’s College of Public Health has continued to redefine the boundaries of public health education, research and practice. Our faculty stand at the forefront of a shifting health landscape, making innovative connections across disciplines and reimagining clinical education.
Our digital Year In Review magazine includes top stories from across the Temple University College of Public Health in 2018:
For a child, a visit to the dentist is a routine affair: Playing with toys or coloring in the waiting area, a gentle call back to see the dentist, growing anxiety as the tools are prepared, and a series of questions: “Have you been brushing? Have you been flossing?” Then, the dentist asks about the child’s diet and has them step on the scale.
David Sarwer, associate dean of research and director of the Center for Obesity Research and Education (CORE), was quoted in WHYY’s The Pulse, a weekly health and science radio show and podcast. In the story, which looked at the impact of the City of Philadelphia’s decision to tax 1.5 cents per ounce on sweetened drinks, Sarwer comments on the promising public health impact of the controversial soda tax.
The most common—and preventable—chronic disease of childhood is dental caries, or tooth decay, and developing healthy nutritional habits is a key to prevention. In a new five-year study, Temple’s College of Public Health, the Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry and the Monell Chemical Senses Center are joining forces to tackle the challenges of children’s oral health and eating behaviors.
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:
Thanks to grants from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and National Institutes of Health (NIH), Chantelle Hart, an associate professor of social and behavioral sciences in the College of Public Health and research scientist at the Center for Obesity Research and Education (CORE), is exploring how children’s sleep patterns affect weight regulation and the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
Three junior researchers at the college were awarded grants for their upcoming athletics research projects.
Caitlin LaGrotte, a postdoctoral fellow working at the College of Public Health’s Center for Obesity Research and Education (CORE), received a one-year, $5,000 grant from the American Athletic Conference. The award funds her research on the relationship between psychosocial functioning (such as time demands and eating and sleeping behaviors) on academic and athletic performance in Temple University student athletes.