Kinesiology researchers at the College of Public Health are leading the way in concussion and traumatic brain injury research. Three papers recently published by Kinesiology PhD candidate Keisuke Kawata and other Temple researchers examine new ways to detect the severity of concussion and to study its effects on sensory and brain function.
How do you convince someone that it’s okay to ask for help? That question is at the heart of a paper just published in BMC Public Health by Sarah Bauerle Bass, Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, graduate student Javier Muñiz, and a team of other researchers. Bass and her colleagues examined perceptions of help-seeking among male military cadets. They found that these cadets were often unlikely to ask for help in addressing personal circumstances like depression, substance abuse, and stressful life events.
Jennifer Ibrahim, associate dean for academic affairs and associate professor of health services administration and policy, comments on the Food and Drug Administration’s new regulations on the manufacture and sale of electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes. The FDA’s new guidelines prohibit sales to minors, and require e-cigarette manufacturers to disclose the ingredients used in their products—which are sometimes dangerous toxins.
The CDC has awarded a major research grant to a team led by Omar Martinez, assistant professor of Social Work at the College of Public Health. The four-year grant enables Martinez and his team to implement and test an HIV prevention intervention program called Conectando Latinos en Parejas, which they developed as part of a recent study (read more about its findings here).
It might sound counterintuitive: the idea that providing needles to IV drug users is a good public health strategy. But Prevention Point Philadelphia (PPP), a health services organization that runs one of the largest syringe exchange programs in the country, is proving that clean needles are a powerful tool in preventing HIV transmission. Now two researchers from Temple University’s College of Public Health are helping PPP improve its services by conducting an innovative analysis of 15 years of client data. Their findings—just published in AIDS and Behavior—
What if pressing public health issues could be efficiently—and ethically—addressed through a profit-driven approach? That question was at the heart of a workshop called “Doing Well While Doing Good,” co-hosted today by the College of Public Health and the Fox School of Business.
The workshop highlighted innovative social impact ventures started by Temple students, who shared how they’re working at the intersection of public health and business entrepreneurship—and, in the process, redefining what it means to be successful.
The Global Water Alliance, a Philadelphia-based association of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) experts, hosted its annual conference at Temple for the first time ever on April 6, highlighting the university’s attention to global public health issues.
In a recent paper published in PLOS ONE, Assistant Professor of Social Work Omar Martinez and other researchers from the School of Social Work in Temple’s College of Public Health examine how to best develop HIV prevention interventions for Latino male couples. Here Martinez discusses the intervention his team developed, called Conectando Latinos en Pareja, and explains their broader study that provided the basis for several recently published papers.