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.
A new study from researchers in the College of Public Health offers a new look at familiar territory for HIV researchers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Marsha Zibalese-Crawford, an associate professor in the School of Social Work, has been deployed to the Centers for Disease Control to work on the Office of National Drug Control Policy High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Heroin Response Strategy, a collaborative effort in 20 U.S. cities including Philadelphia.
CPH faculty member Heather Murphy joined a national panel of experts in food- and waterborne illness lending their expertise at the Centers for Disease Control in a study to attribute illnesses to various pathways.
Jamie Reilly, an associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and director of the Memory, Concepts, and Cognition Lab, has accepted an invitation from the National Institutes of Health to serve as a member of the Language and Communication Study Section, Center for Scientific Review. The appointment begins July 1 and extends through 2021.
A study published Wednesday in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice has found that federal funding of research into health law policymaking increased from 1985 to 1999 -- but is still insufficient to evaluate laws affecting the public’s health.