Patient experiences with their healthcare provider can have a significant impact on their view of all healthcare services. Factors such as the quality of care delivered, administrative practices, and underlying biases in physician training can all shape a patient’s experience with healthcare services. For Indigenous patients, a history of policies that forced assimilation and cultural […]
WU-CDTR Members(Davila-Roman, Haire-Joshu, Huffman, and Tabak) and researchers at the University of Abuja in Nigeria have received grants to work with community organizations in St. Louis and Abuja to improve cardiometabolic health during and after pregnancy.
WU-CDTR member, Dr. Lora Iannotti, has been named recipient of the 2022 Board for International Food and Agricultural Development Award for Scientific Excellence in a Feed the Future Innovation Lab.
WU-CDTR Members, Drs. Diana Parra Perez and Denise Wilfley are partnering with the St. Louis Integrated Health Network (IHN) on a five-year $3.8 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Responding to complex health inequities in communities requires collaborative partnerships, according to a study from WU-CDTR Members, Maura Kepper PhD, and Amy Eyler PhD.
WU-CDTR Member Cynthia Herrick, MD, MPHS was senior author on a recently published a article in BMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care titled “Food insecurity, SNAP participation and glycemic control in low-income adults with predominantly type 2 diabetes: a cross-sectional analysis using NHANES 2007–2018 data.”
WU-CDTR DIDR Core Co-Lead, Rachel Tabak PhD, and Senior Vice President and Chief Research Officer of Parents as Teachers National Center (PATNC), Allison Kemner, MPH, work together in a community-academic partnership that benefits families while advancing the field of dissemination and implementation science.
WU-CDTR Member, Dr. Lora Iannotti, discusses how nutrition equity for vulnerable groups is vital in a commentary for the journal One Earth.
Dr. Shiriki Kumanyika, WU-CDTR SDBA Core Lead, is among one of ten women identified as the most influential female scholars in the field of health promotion. Additional women honored in this article include; Drs. Andrea Gielen, Leslie B. Hammer, Peggy A. Hannon, Sara Johnson, Michelle C. Kegler, Laura A. Linnan, Keshia Pollack Porter, Anastasia M. Snelling, and […]
Artificial intelligence can turn from a mere tool into a full-fledged partner in the research process. A new book from WU-CDTR Member, Dr. Ruopeng An serves as a guide to the future of research.
A new Health Services Research article, authored by Ana Bauman, PhD (WU-CDTR Member); Rachel Shelton, ScD, MPH (Columbia University); Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH (SDBA Lead); and Debra Haire-Joshu, PhD (WU-CDTR Director), highlights how D&I science can provide rigorous approaches and methods for advancing healthcare equity. The article, part of a special issue sponsored by the […]
Dr. Caree Cotwright, a WU-CDTR member and an associate professor in the University of Georgia’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences, has been named director of nutrition security and health equity for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Cotwright will begin her duties with the USDA on April 10.
A recent study, led by WU-CDTR member, Dr. Ruopeng An, used artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze hundreds of thousands of tweets to assess people’s attitudes toward soda taxes. Results were published recently in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.
WU-CDTR Core Leads, Dr. Ross Brownson (DIDR) and Dr. Ross Hammond (PASSA) collaborated with colleagues from the Prevention Research Center in St. Louis and the Brookings Institute in a groundbreaking investigation to identify ways to improve decision-making and more effectively use health department resources.
Mary Katherine Ray (PHD), a WU-CDTR Pilot recipient and Instructor in Psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis, recently received a K01 award from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) for her project titled, “Impact of Glucose Variability on Dynamic Cognitive Function in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes”. Mary’s team […]
Patients with social needs had a higher number of hospitalizations, obesity, prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis on the social determinants of health.
Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (SSB) are forms of liquid that contain any additive sugars and are usually popular as carbonated sodas, fruit juices, and sports drinks today. Intervention strategies reducing availability of SSB at home prove to be more effective in reducing total consumption in children than intervention strategies that reduce availability of SSB outside of home […]
Cities that have enforced taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) have been effective in cutting down purchased amounts of SSB and promoting the purchase of water as substitutes according to a recent study, The Impact of Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes by Household Income: A Multi-City Comparison of Nielsen Purchasing Data., conducted by WU-CDTR members, Abigail R. Barker […]
At Part VI of its Transforming Healthcare in Missouri meeting series, the Center for Health Economics and Policy convened Missouri stakeholders for presentations on diabetes, obesity, and related health problems, and hosted breakout discussions on innovative ways to improve outcomes for Missouri Medicaid beneficiaries who experience these conditions.
Ebony Carter (MD, MPH), director of the Division of Clinical Research in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine and a past WU-CDTR Pilot Recipient, received an R21 award from the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) for a project titled “EleVATE-Clinicians: a tool to mitigate implicit bias by increasing clinicians’ […]
Three faculty from the Brown School and the School of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis have received a seven-year $6.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) aimed at improving the health of mothers and children in the St. Louis region.
Deborah Salvo, PhD (WU-CDTR) and Carrie Howell, PhD (UAB DRC) recently received a Collaborative National DRC/CDTR Pilot and Feasibility award for their project: “Context matters: harnessing the CDTR/DRC network to examine the influence of community-level factors and of the COVID-19 pandemic on diabetes-related behaviors in emerging Latino communities.” Dr. Salvo and Howell will lead a […]
WU-CDTR Member, Dr. Deborah Salvo served on the executive committee that led this ambitious study for three and a half years. In that role, she co-authored all the papers in the series.
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) disproportionally affects American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities as well as many Indigenous populations globally. In the recent Annual Review of Public Health article, titled “Advancing Diabetes Prevention and Control in American Indians and Alaska Natives,” Drs. Julie E. Lucero (PhD) and Yvette Roubideaux (MD, MPH) discuss the context behind, the […]
While COVID-19 has captured the headlines for over two years now, there are still parts of the story of health in the US that have not been heard. One of those untold stories is that the US is facing an “acute on chronic” syndemic; both COVID-19 and diabetes are overwhelming our health system, contributing to […]
WU-CDTR Member, Dr. Ruopeng An was the lead author of the paper “Projecting the Influence of Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Warning Labels and Restaurant Menu Labeling Regulations on Energy Intake, Weight Status, and Health Care Expenditures in US Adults: A Microsimulation.”
The Council on Black Health, directed by SDBA Core Lead Melicia Whitt-Glover, released the nation’s first Black Health Bill of Rights, developed to serve as the framework for improving the health of Black Americans in communities across the nation
WU-CDTR member and pilot recipient Ruopeng An has received a $90,000 three-year grant from the Egg Nutrition Center for a project titled “Influence of Whole Egg Consumption on Diet Quality and Cognitive Function among U.S. Older Adults.”
HCSN Core Leads Matthew Krueter and Charlene Caburnay have received two grants to study the impact of the pandemic on low-income workers and develop and test communication strategies to increase testing and vaccination.