(At Least) 6 Steps You Can Take to Help Prevent Cancer
At least one-third of cancer cases already are known to be preventable, writes Jeffrey Duchin, adjunct professor of epidemiology.
The Missing Data on Gun Violence
Restrictions on research, and a subsequent lack of evidence, make it hard to pinpoint the best ways to prevent firearm deaths and injuries.
Could HIV Drugs Give Hope to Couples with the Disease?
Epi Alum Nelly Mugo (MPH) is featured in a video on the pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) drug in Kenya. She works closely with UW’s International Clinical Research Center (ICRC).
Twenty-Seven UW Faculty Listed Among ‘World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds’ by Thomson Reuters
The University of Washington is home to 27 researchers included on Thomson Reuters’ list of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” for 2015, which was released Jan. 14. Department of Epidemiology faculty, Bruce Psaty, is among them.
New DEWORM3 Project Will Explore Integrated Approaches
Judd Walson (GH, Epi) is heading a new project with the Natural History Museum in London to test mass drug strategies to rid the world of soil-transmitted helminths, better known as intestinal worms. They've won funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Ask Well: Is Day-Old Kale Salad Less Nutritious Than Fresher Kale?
Any fresh fruit or vegetable loses its nutrient content over time from the moment it is picked. So how do you retain as much nutrient value as possible? Anne-Marie Gloster, nutritional sciences and epidemiology lecturer, is quoted.
The Fight Over a Tax That Could Curb Gun Violence
Ali Rowhani-Rahbar is featured for his gun violence research with Fred Rivara and colleagues.
Ministry of Health appoints Chief Science Advisor
Professor Emeritus John Potter (Epi) was appointed chief science advisor to the New Zealand Ministry of Health.
New STD? What You Should Know About Mycoplasma Genitalium
A little-known sexually transmitted disease that has attracted more attention lately may actually be fairly common, according to a new study. Lisa Manhart, professor of epidemiology, is quoted.
Watch What Happens When You Track 493 People's Grocery Buying Habits
Anju Aggarwal, acting assistant professor in epidemiology, discusses data and videos modeling how people move about in Seattle to get their food. The study used GPS devices to map the food environment of study participants.