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.

CPH students highlighted in Dare to Discover campaign

Six CPH students are featured in the UI's 2022 Dare to Discover banner campaign. Read more about how their research is making an impact. Published January 11, 2022

CDC Special Interest Projects funding opportunity

The Prevention Research Centers program office at the CDC has released its list of 2022 Special Interest Projects. Anyone at the University of Iowa may apply.  Published January 11, 2022

CPH student joins 2022 Graduate Engagement Corps

Ashley Williams, an MPH student in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health, will participate in the 2022 Graduate Engagement Corps (GEC). This new program in the UI Office of Community Engagement replaces the Obermann Center's Graduate Institute on Engagement and the Academy.  Published December 9, 2021

Coulter expands Native American advocacy, opportunities at Iowa

For nearly three decades, Joe Coulter, CPH professor emeritus and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma, has been an advocate for and educator about Native Americans at the University of Iowa. Published November 11, 2021

Alumna Bella De Soriano addresses the power of conscious language

In her work with Healthline Media, alumna Bella De Soriano (17MPH) recently created The Conscious Language Guide to improve patient-provider communication and advance their work toward health equity. As a podcast guest, she discussed how language can create challenges as well as opportunities. Published November 5, 2021

Story receives Fogarty funding to study intimate partner violence in India

CPH associate professor Will Story and his colleagues have received a supplemental grant from Fogarty to study how the pandemic has impacted intimate partner violence in India. (Fogarty) Published October 28, 2021

Survey highlights pandemic’s impact in Iowa’s small towns

A new survey reveals the impact of COVID-19 on the health, economic, and emotional welfare of residents from small towns in Iowa. Nicole Novak, CPH research assistant professor, contributed to the report.  Published October 28, 2021

Gilbert co-authors post on the alcohol and breast cancer connection

Paul Gilbert, CPH associate professor, recently co-authored a blog post about the link between alcohol and cancer. For women, alcohol use is one of the top causes of breast cancer, and just over one in six breast cancer deaths is due to alcohol. (Iowa Cancer Consortium) Published October 11, 2021

Newsletter focuses on substance use recovery

The fall 2021 issue of the newsletter "Addressing Addiction in our Native American Communities" focuses on recovering from substance use disorders during COVID-19. Published October 1, 2021

New center addresses trauma and resiliency in Native American children and families

Iowa researchers have been awarded a $3 million grant over five years by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to establish and support a new center, the National American Indian and Alaska Native Trauma and Service Adaptation Center. Published September 30, 2021