For the Sake of All, a Washington University in St. Louis-based initiative to improve health equity for African-Americans in the St. Louis region, has received a $1.1 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The grant will support research and development of a “toolkit” for the implementation of programs and strategies to create inclusive, […]
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and e-liquids are readily available in Guatemala. While marketed as a way to sidestep the smoke-free law, these products are not regulated and do not contain warnings unlike like cigarette marketing protocols. Joaquin Barnoya, MD, MPH, associate professor of surgery, conducted the first study analyzing e-cigarettes and e-liquids in a low/middle income […]
Haiti relies heavily on outside factors for medical, social, and public health services as the public sector is too under-resourced to meet the extreme need.
The Institute for Public Health’s Global Health Initiative works to stimulate the creation of transdisciplinary teams to advance the science and application of effective interventions and services that have a positive impact on global population health. The institute strives to create collaborations that: transcend disciplinary boundaries to produce advances that address the full spectrum of factors […]
The Institute Welcomes Victoria Quinn of Helen Keller International for Women Leaders in Public Health Career Lecture Series
International Conference on Socioeconomic Determinants and Consequences of Public Health Academia Sinica in Taiwan and Washington University in St. Louis jointly organized an international conference on Socioeconomic Determinants and Consequences of Public Health. The conference was held on June 26-27, 2012, at Academia Sinica, followed by a one-day information tour on June 28. The conference […]
Global health and strengthening collaborations to improve it will be among the topics discussed at the McDonnell International Scholars Academy’s 7thInternational Symposium in Beijing. The event is co-hosted by Tsinghua University. China has been investing massively in Africa in recent years. Chinese companies have invested over $30 billion in the continent and will be investing even […]
A new study focusing on beverages targeted to children in Guatemala found that most were of poor nutritional quality. Published in Public Health Nutrition, this study analyzed package marketing strategies along with health claims and compared them with the actual nutritional content. These beverages, marketed for children, consisted of fruit drinks, milk, carbonated beverages, water, […]
Through the knowledge shared in the Aging & Public Health session of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy Symposium, I started to think more about the daily impact of our research for family and society, an important motivation for me.
WashU students gain firsthand knowledge of the many public health issue in Haiti as part of a course focused on public health interventions in developing countries.