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With social media, a PhD student affects public health from half a world away

In early October, Mohammed Alhajji traveled to Beirut to be a guest on the television show “Kalam Nawaim” on the pan-Arab MBC1 network. Translated from Arabic to “Sweet Talk,” the show boasts a format similar to “The View” in America, with a panel of female hosts discussing topical issues, and attracts millions of viewers each episode.

Posted:  October 19, 2017

CORE researcher studies links between sleep, obesity and Type 2 diabetes risk

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.

Posted:  October 17, 2017

New study to provide a snapshot of worldwide public toilet sanitation levels

By early next year, Heather Murphy, as assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, will have an idea of how community latrines in South Asia compare to public toilets at Temple University in terms of cleanliness and hygiene. The answer may lead the way to new public toilets that are also a resource for renewable energy.

Posted:  October 9, 2017

Scholar Spotlight: Two CPH graduate students to present research at this year’s Saffran Conference

The Saffran Conference is an annual program, hosted by the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, where clinicians and renowned researchers from around the world explore new research topics and discuss their practical implications. Each year, up to 16 graduate students attend the two-day conference at a professional level. Through funding from private donors and the National Institutes of Health, the students receive travel accommodations and free registration, and the opportunity to present their current work.

Posted:  September 18, 2017

Across the College, New Funding for Athletics Research

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.

Posted:  September 6, 2017

Exploring How Legal Aid Affects Health

A person with a chronic medical condition may not immediately think to look for a lawyer along with a health care team--but addressing legal concerns can have a positive impact on a patient’s well-being. That’s the idea behind Medical Legal Partnerships (MLPs), and the subject of a new interdisciplinary study pointing the way toward improving MLP research and working models.

Posted:  August 11, 2017

Making Patients Part of the Team

Patient engagement is a critical component of modern health care—and that’s especially true for mental health care. A growing body of research supports the concept and practice of shared decision making (SDM), in which clinicians and patients work together to reach mutually agreed-upon treatment decisions. This helps patients become more engaged in their treatment, and centers treatment around their values, desires and circumstances.

Posted:  August 2, 2017

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