Epidemiology News

Lynch discusses residential radon

Charles Lynch, CPH professor of epidemiology, recently spoke about the health effects of radon and what Iowans can do to reduce their risk. (KCRG) Published December 11, 2019

Petersen profiled in ‘Faces of Innovation’

Christine Petersen, CPH associate professor of epidemiology, was recently interviewed about her research on how infectious diseases transmit between animals and people. Published December 5, 2019

Snetselaar to speak on community engagement

Linda Snetselaar, CPH professor and UI associate provost for outreach and engagement, will speak on "Engaging Students in Communities to Research Health Habits" on Dec. 10. Published December 4, 2019

Chrischilles comments on medication recommendation

CPH professor Elizabeth Chrischilles commented on a recent recommendation to expand use of a medication for cardiovascular disease risk reduction beyond its current indication. (MedPage Today) Published November 20, 2019

UI research looks at breast cancer in young women

Recent research by the UI's Paul Romitti shows that the number of women in their 20s with early-stage breast cancer is increasing, and their survival rate is decreasing. (Daily Iowan) Published November 14, 2019

Flu shot may aid heart bypass recovery

Getting a flu shot before heart bypass surgery may head off inflammation and reduce recovery time, a new study suggests. But more research is needed to replicate the findings, says CPH professor Jennifer Robinson. (AHA) Published November 12, 2019

Afifi, Bao weigh in on e-cigarettes

As legislators debate the regulation of e-cigarettes, health experts, including CPH professors Rima Afifi and Wei Bao, are weighing in on the risks--and potential benefits--of the devices. (The Gazette) Published November 1, 2019

Research finds breast cancer incidence rising among young women

A growing percentage of younger women are getting breast cancer -- with rates among 20-somethings increasing the fastest, according to new University of Iowa research led by CPH professor Paul Romitti. (Multiple sources) Published October 31, 2019

Human aging topic of Hsu-Li Distinguished Lecture

Professor David Melzer, the 2019 Hsu-Li Distinguished Lecturer, will speak on "Why is Human Aging So Variable? Insights from Big Data Cohorts" on Nov. 11. Published October 30, 2019

Research highlights rising breast cancer incidence among young women

New research from the University of Iowa College of Public Health documents important differences in breast cancer incidence and survival based on cancer subtype among young women. Published October 23, 2019


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