Community and Behavioral Health News

The latest news from the Department of Community and Behavioral Health at the University of Iowa College of Public Health.

Novak comments on ICE reductions, coronavirus risk

Nicole Novak, CPH assistant research scientist, co-authored an article suggesting that mistrust will still persist and exacerbate coronavirus risk throughout mixed-status immigrant communities despite changes to immigration enforcement operations. (University of Michigan) Published April 1, 2020

Afifi talks about challenges facing college students

Rima Afifi, professor and interim head of community and behavioral health, recently discussed the challenges college students face during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Iowa Public Radio) Published March 24, 2020

Parker, Pentella discuss COVID-19

Edith Parker, dean of the UI College of Public Health, and Mike Pentella, director of the State Hygienic Public Health Laboratory, recently spoke about the quickly emerging COVID-19 emergency. (Iowa Public Radio) Published March 19, 2020

Disaster PrepWise helps older folks prepare for disruptions

Disaster PrepWise has created two factsheets for older adults directly addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, one specific to Iowa and one with a national focus. Published March 18, 2020

Study finds most high school e-cigarette users report other substance use

A new study has found that nearly all U.S. high school students who use e-cigarettes also use other substances, including alcohol, cannabis, and tobacco products. Published March 17, 2020

CPH student says outbreak provides students with real-life experience

CPH graduate student Hailey Boudreau says that the COVID-19 outbreak is preparing her for her future career in public health. "As a public health student, watching your superiors teach [you] how to handle situations appropriately is fantastic," Boudreau said. "I have been directed by the right people, and now I feel confident to handle circumstances like this." (Daily Iowan) Published March 13, 2020

Alumna advocates for rare-disease patients

Alumna Claire Richmond (14MPH) is battling acute hepatic porphyria, a rare and painful neurological disorder. Now that an FDA-approved treatment is available, she has a mission to advocate for other patients. Published March 11, 2020

Borders, Barriers, and Birth Outcomes

Several CPH faculty members and graduate students are working with immigrant and refugee populations to shed light on the health needs of Iowa's changing population. Published February 24, 2020

CBH seeks post-doc applicants for 2020-21

The Department of Community and Behavioral Health (CBH) of the College of Public Health, University of Iowa is seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral fellow to join the department for the academic year 2020-2021. The CBH department is one of five departments in the College of Public Health. The Department has a national reputation for community-based […] Published February 18, 2020

Novak speaks on health impacts of immigration raids

Nicole Novak, a CPH research scientist, recently spoke about the health effects of immigration raids. (KWQC) Published February 12, 2020


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