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 […]
Category: Research Highlights
Cotwright named director of nutrition security and health equity for the USDA (Links to an external site)
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.
Study led by An Uses AI to Analyze Social Media Attitudes About Soda Taxes (Links to an external site)
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.
How Health Departments Can Offer More Programs That Work (Links to an external site)
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.
Ray receives NIH K01 award to study dynamic cognitive function in you with Type 1 Diabetes
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 […]
WU-CDTR Pilot considers social determinants of health (Links to an external site)
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.
Exploring Intervention Strategies to Reduce SSB Consumption in Children
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 […]
WU-CDTR Researchers Explore Dynamics Between Taxation and Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption
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 […]
WU-CDTR members contribute to white paper on strategies to improve outcomes for diabetes and obesity (Links to an external site)
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.
Carter receives NIH award to develop tool to mitigate implicit bias by increasing clinicians’ empathy to improve patient outcomes
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’ […]
Haire-Joshu, Davila-Roman, and Tabak receive $6.1M NIH grant for maternal health study (Links to an external site)
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.
Salvo and Howell receive Collaborative National DRC/CDTR Pilot and Feasibility Award
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 […]
Brown School Faculty, Students Launch Lancet Series on Health, Sustainable Cities (Links to an external site)
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.
Advancing Diabetes Prevention and Control in American Indians and Alaska Natives
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 […]
National Clinical Care Commission Report on COVID-19 and Diabetes to Congress
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 […]
Warning Labels on Soda Bottles, Restaurant Menus Could Reduce Obesity, Save Health Care Costs (Links to an external site)
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.”
Council on Black Health introduces the Black Health Bill of Rights (Links to an external site)
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
Dr. An receives grant to study egg consumption (Links to an external site)
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.”
WU-CDTR researchers awarded $1.5 million to study COVID-19 disparities (Links to an external site)
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.