Jason Purnell

Furthering public health at home

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, […]

E-Cigs and e-liquids

E-cigarettes and e-liquids looming public health concern in Guatemala

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 […]

Institute for Public Health and Global Health Center

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 […]

International Conference on Public Health

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 […]

Trehan

A crash course on global health

Indi Trehan, MD, an associate professor of pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, teaches a two-week global health course designed to prepare medical students, residents, and fellows for clinical rotations and long-term careers in developing countries. Trehan has worked on and off for 11 years in bare-bones clinics and hospitals in […]

Chile

Grant will help improve mental health care in Chile

Brown School researcher Leopoldo J. Cabassa is part of a team that has received a five-year, $2.9 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study mental health intervention in Chile. The project’s aim is to improve outcomes and care for people in Chile who experience first-episode psychosis (FEP). First episode psychosis refers […]

stethoscope with globe

McDonnell Scholar Blog: Building global health partnerships between China, the United States and Africa

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 […]

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Child beverage choices in Guatemala deemed unhealthy

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, […]

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