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:
Unintended pregnancy is prevalent, complex and costly. According to the Guttmacher Institute, 40 percent of pregnancies in the U.S. today are unintended. Many such pregnancies are associated with depression, substance abuse and delays in prenatal care, and, in 2010, public health services spent nearly $13 billion on unintended pregnancies.
A new study led by Gabriel S. Tajeu, assistant professor in the Department of Health Services Administration and Policy, may help lead to changes in how the medical community approaches cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention in adults.
With a new study, College of Public Health Dean and Laura H. Carnell Professor Laura A. Siminoff is investigating a relatively small population that's underrepresented in current research. However, her findings could be significant not only for this community but for other, larger demographics as well.
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.
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.
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.