Megan Urbanski, a doctoral student pursuing her PhD in Social and Behavioral Sciences at the college, received the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, a two-year pre-doctoral fellowship from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study the treatment decision-making preferences of people diagnosed with kidney failure, or end-stage renal disease (ESRD).
In a study published in the April issue of Childhood Obesity, Gina Tripicchio, assistant professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and a team of researchers evaluated a program that enrolled 46 children aged 2-16 years (most of whom are Hispanic) with overweight or obesity (BMI greater than the 85th percentile) into a family-based behavioral group (FBBG) treatment program.
The UN estimates that, by 2050, one in four people will live in a country with shortages of fresh water. As it is now, nearly 2 billion people use water sources that are contaminated with fecal matter. The situation is dire: more children die from diarrheal diseases than often-discussed illnesses such as malaria.
A new study, led by researchers at the University of Washington in collaboration with Rebecca Alper, assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and colleagues from the College of Liberal Arts, looked at a comprehensive set of school readiness skills in order to try to determine which is the most solid predictor of a child’s later success. Researchers from the University of Delaware and the University of North Carolina also contributed to the project.
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: