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.
Language and cognition researchers confirm how the brain is wired to learn concepts—and test a way to use electricity to improve dementia treatments.
"Groundbreaking research is performed at Temple every day," Temple president Richard M. Englert said in his remarks at the Temple University Innovation Showcase April 28. "Innovation is always a team sport, and here we have the A Team."
The technology to acquire genome sequence data from biobanked tissue samples has outpaced the ability to protect large databases from security breaches, raising the issue of whether loss of confidentiality risk should be discussed with donor families during the consent process.
A new study coauthored by College of Public Health Dean Laura A. Siminoff and Associate Professor Heather Traino examines how well families who donate tissue to a biobank—or decide not to donate—understand the risks and implications of a potential confidentiality breach.
Beth Pfeiffer, associate professor of occupational therapy in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, discusses her work designing interventions that empower young adults with autism to navigate public transportation safely and confidently, helping them maintain employment and increase self-sufficiency. You can read more about Beth's work here.
With a grant from the Department of Defense, the Motion-Action-Perception lab is developing devices that can pinpoint signs of concussion using simple gaming technology. It's not only cool -- it's also providing a hi-tech assessment tool that's portable, affordable, and accessible enough to use virtually anywhere, from the athletic field to the battlefield.