Mary Katherine Ray (PHD), and Instructor in Psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis, received a grant of $120,000 by the National Institute of Health for a project titled “Impact of Glucose Variability on Dynamic Cognitive Function in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes”. Mary’s team aims to explore the relationship between glucose variability and cognitive […]
Ebony Carter, director of the Division of Clinical Research at the Washington University School of Medicine and a past WU-CDTR Pilot Recipient, received a $217,000 grant from the National Institute of Health for a project titled “EleVATE-Clinicians: a tool to mitigate implicit bias by increasing clinicians’ empathy”. Dr. Carter is known for her research involving […]
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.
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.