New NIH FOAs: Structural Racism and Discrimination

Through a new effort called UNITE, NIH has begun to identify short-term and long-term actions to end structural racism and racial inequities throughout the biomedical research enterprise. As part of UNITE, the NIH Common Fund developed the Transformative Research to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity initiative to support unusually innovative research projects, which, if successful, […]

Brown School group to study COVID-19 disparities with $1.5M grant

By Neil Schoenherr The Brown School’s Health Communication Research Laboratory (HCRL) at Washington University in St. Louis has received two grants totaling $1.57 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to understand and address COVID-19 health disparities. The first study will examine how low-income workers have been affected by the pandemic, while the second will develop […]

NIDDK webinar: Addressing the individual social needs of patients with diabetes

On the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)’s Diabetes Discoveries and Practice Blog, HCSN Core Lead Matthew Kreuter discusses how health care professionals can address the individual social needs of patients who have diabetes and share resources to help identify patients’ needs.  Take a moment to check it out.

Labels Can Help Deter Soda Consumption, Study Finds, But Legislating Them In U.S. No Small Feat

Sugar-sweetened beverage warning labels are effective in dissuading consumers from choosing them, with graphics having the greatest impact, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. However, the United States has yet to pass legislation that would require such warning labels. “The influence of sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) warning labels […]

WU-CDTR Director co-leads ADA review on the social determinants of health and diabetes

On November 2nd, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) published a scientific review addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) and diabetes.   Washington University Center for Diabetes Translation Research (WU-CDTR) Director, Debra Haire-Joshu, PhD, RD, co-chaired the ADA-convened writing committee which sought to understand the impact of addressing SDOH on diabetes risk and outcomes, as well as the impacts of interventions on these determinants. The committee focused on […]

Being raised by grandparents may increase risk for childhood obesity

By Neil Schoenherr  Grandparental child care is linked to nearly a 30% increase in childhood overweight and obesity risk, finds a new analysis from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. In a study, published online Jan. 22 in Childhood Obesity, researchers discovered that grandparents could impact their grandchildren’s waistline in various ways, […]

WU-CDTR Members Contribute to Special Issue for Annals of the NY Academy of Sciences

In October 2017, research experts in obesity and diabetes prevention – including WU-CDTR Director Dr. Debra Haire-Joshu, SDBA Core Lead Dr. Shiriki Kumanyika and WU-CDTR Member Dr. Monica Baskin – convened at the National Institutes of Health to engage in a workshop to brainstorm new research directions for eliminating disparities in obesity and type 2 […]

New NIH FOAs: Structural Racism and Discrimination

Through a new effort called UNITE, NIH has begun to identify short-term and long-term actions to end structural racism and racial inequities throughout the biomedical research enterprise. As part of UNITE, the NIH Common Fund developed the Transformative Research to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity initiative to support unusually innovative research projects, which, if successful, […]

Brown School group to study COVID-19 disparities with $1.5M grant

By Neil Schoenherr The Brown School’s Health Communication Research Laboratory (HCRL) at Washington University in St. Louis has received two grants totaling $1.57 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to understand and address COVID-19 health disparities. The first study will examine how low-income workers have been affected by the pandemic, while the second will develop […]

NIDDK webinar: Addressing the individual social needs of patients with diabetes

On the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)’s Diabetes Discoveries and Practice Blog, HCSN Core Lead Matthew Kreuter discusses how health care professionals can address the individual social needs of patients who have diabetes and share resources to help identify patients’ needs.  Take a moment to check it out.