Initiative announces award of 2018 pilot research grants
The University of Washington Population Health Initiative announced the award of eight pilot research grants of $50,000 each to faculty-led teams from 11 different UW Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma schools and colleges. Among the recipients were Epi faculty members Peter Rabinowitz, Janet Baseman, Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, and Fred Rivara.
Washington researchers provide new evidence linking socioeconomic deprivation with depression
People who live in disadvantaged areas are at greater risk for depression, according to a study led by researchers from the University of Washington School of Public Health. Hannah Cohen-Cline led the study and conducted the research as a doctoral student in the department of epidemiology at the University of Washington School of Public Health.
Open-label studies show high uptake of vaginal ring for HIV prevention
Interim data from two phase 3b trials demonstrated high uptake and adherence of a monthly vaginal ring that slowly releases the non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor dapivirine to prevent HIV infection in women. Professor of epidemiology, Jared Baeten is quoted.
Dapivirine ring shown to reduce HIV-risk in women by 54%
The preliminary results of the HOPE trial have revealed that the reduction in the risk of HIV infection is higher than previous trials, and women’s use of this new form of HIV protection is even higher. Professor of epidemiology, Jared Baeten is quoted.
Washington researchers find fringe loan use linked to poor health
Fringe loan services may cost poor and working class Americans not only their finances, but also their health, a first-of-its-kind study shows. Researchers at the University of Washington School of Public Health and the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance led the study. Jerzy Eisenberg-Guyot, a P.h.D. student, is the lead author. Anjum Hajat, associate professor of epidemiology, is the senior author.
People using payday loans more likely to report poor health, study finds
People who borrow from short-term, high-interest lenders such as payday loan companies are 38% more likely to rate their health as poor or fair, a new report has found. Lead author and P.h.D. student, Jerzy Eisenberg-Guyot is quoted.
Scientists say there’s a link between taking out ‘fringe loans’ and reporting health woes
In a newly published study, University of Washington researchers report that people who use fringe loan services, or don’t have access to a bank account, are more likely to say they feel less healthy. Jerzy Eisenberg-Guyot, lead author and P.h.D. student, is quoted.
Fringe loan use linked to poor health
Fringe loan services may cost poor and working class Americans not only their finances, but also their health, a first-of-its-kind study shows. Researchers at the University of Washington School of Public Health and the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance led the study. Doctoral student, Jerzy Eisenberg-Guyot, and associate professor of epidemiology, Anjum Hajat, are quoted.
Q&A with Dr. Jeff Duchin: Communicable disease outbreaks show homeless at increased risk
Public Health is currently responding to increases in several infectious diseases in King County that particularly affect people living homeless. These diseases include group A streptococcal infections, Shigella, and a cluster of serious infections transmitted by body lice called Bartonella quintana. We sat down with Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer and Chief of Communicable Disease Epidemiology and adjunct professor of epidemiology at the University of Washington, to better understand these outbreaks and why living homeless can put a person at increased risk for infection.
Structural inequality, internalized racism, and silent deaths
Black American mothers are bearing the brunt of a crisis in this country. The crisis: The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate of any developed country, and the rate is only getting higher. Daniel Enquobahrie, associate professor of epidemiology is quoted.