Researchers look at impact of ACA on nursing assistants

Hari Sharma, assistant professor of health management and policy, and doctoral student Lili Xu examined how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid expansion affected the insurance coverage and the sources of coverage among low-income nursing home aides. (Tradeoffs) Published November 28, 2022

College of Public Health adopts sustainability requirement

The University of Iowa College of Public Health and College of Education added a sustainability general education course requirement for next year’s incoming undergraduate students. Students in the colleges will take one course from the sustainability general education offerings starting next fall. (Daily Iowan) Published November 28, 2022

Carnahan comments on anticonvulsant  medications for dementia patients

Ryan Carnahan, CPH professor of epidemiology, commented on the increasing use of anti-seizure medications for dementia patients in nursing homes. (Washington Post) Published November 28, 2022

From the Front Row: The safe storage of firearms and preventing pediatric injuries

Anya welcomes pediatric emergency medicine physician Dr. Chuck Jennissen from the Stead Family Department of Pediatrics at the University of Iowa. They discuss the safe storage of firearms to prevent childhood injury and death. Published November 18, 2022

Rural Cancer Workgroup honored with Community Star award

The Iowa Cancer Consortium Rural Cancer Workgroup was selected for the 2022 Community Star recognition program sponsored by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health.  Published November 18, 2022

Zahnd writes about collaboration to address cancer inequities

For National Rural Health Day, Whitney Zahnd, assistant professor of health management and policy, writes about collaboration being a key component of advancing cancer and rural equity. (GHEA) Published November 17, 2022

Natoshia Askelson discusses the Healthy Behaviors Incentive Program

In addition to her role as a faculty member in public health, Natoshia Askelson is a senior research fellow with the UI Public Policy Center. Learn more about her work evaluating the Healthy Behaviors Incentive Program. Published November 16, 2022

Study finds phones can harbor allergens

Peter Thorne, CPH professor of occupational and environmental health, co-authored a study showing that smartphones are potential receptacles for allergens and asthma triggers. (US News & World Report) Published November 15, 2022

From the Front Row: Sustainability, equity, and climate change

In the final episode of our series on climate change, Radha and Anya talk with Stratis Giannakorous, the director of the University of Iowa Office of Sustainability and the Environment. They chat about his path to environmental work, sustainability at the University of Iowa, the importance of equity, and both individual and collective efforts to address climate change. Published November 15, 2022

In memoriam: Professor Emeritus Bill Field

R. William "Bill" Field, professor emeritus of occupational and environmental health at the University of Iowa College of Public Health, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He was recognized internationally for his expertise in radon and radiation health effects. Published November 14, 2022