Culturally Sensitive Healthcare: Insights and Recommendations from Indigenous Patient Experiences

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 […]

Dr. Kumanyika recognized as one of the most influential health promotion female scholars

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 […]

WU-CDTR members contribute to special issue on strategies to advance healthcare equity

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 […]

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 […]

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’ […]

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 […]

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 […]