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 […]

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, our own Dr. 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.

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 […]

WU-CDTR Partner, Council on Black Health, Receives RWJF Award

WU-CDTR partner, the Council on Black Health (CBH), was awarded a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for $785,000.  The grant will support an inter-organizational partnership to advance health and wellness for Black children and families.  The award was received in collaboration with the NAACP, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., 100 Black Men of […]

Dr. Ka’imi Sinclair publishes study focusing on Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Men’s Health

WU-CDTR member, Ka’imi Sinclair, PhD, Assistant Professor of Community Health at Washington State University College of Nursing, recently published a study focusing on Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) Men’s Health in the Asian American Journal of Psychology, alongside co-authors, Dan Pritchard, MEd, and Pearl McElfish, PhD. The study explored NHPI men’s multilevel perspectives of […]

Stakeholders identify future directions for diabetes translation research to achieve health equity

In a recent study conducted by the WU-CDTR, stakeholders in public health research and practice identified 10 priority areas for advancing diabetes translation research towards the goal of health equity in diabetes prevention and control. To identify priority areas, the authors used concept mapping with input from center-affiliated investigators and public health practitioners. The study, […]

Maternal and infant health takes center stage at 12th Annual Institute for Public Health Conference

On October 30th, the Washington University Institute for Public Health (IPH), convened local and national researchers, public health practitioners, and community partners for the 12th Annual IPH Conference, “Healthy Moms, Health Babies: Paving the Path to Reproductive Equity.” During the full day event, co-hosted by the Center for Diabetes Translation Research (WU-CDTR), attendees participated in […]

WU-CDTR member in the News: Spotlight on Dr. Ross Brownson in JPHMP

Dr. Ross Brownson, WU-CDTR Associate Director and Steven H. and Susan U. Lipstein Distinguished Professor at the Washington University in St. Louis, is featured in a recent interview with the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice (JPHMP). In the interview, Brownson, who also directs the Prevention Research Center in St. Louis and serves as […]

WU-CDTR Awards 3 Pilot & Feasibility Projects

The Center for Diabetes Translation Research is pleased to announce the 2019 Pilot and Feasibility Program grant recipients. Congratulations to the following three awardees! Abigail Barker, PhD– “The impact of sustained vs. temporary price changes for healthy and unhealthy foods: policy implications for low-income families” Ellen Fitzsimmons-Craft, PhD– “Developing and piloting a virtual reality experience […]