Epidemiology News

Titcomb discusses role of diet in multiple sclerosis care

Tyler Titcomb, who earned a Certificate in Translational and Clinical Investigation and completed a postdoc in epidemiology in 2022, was recently interviewed about the role diet plays in multiple sclerosis care. (Neurology podcast) Published January 26, 2023

CPH students highlighted in 2023 Dare to Discover campaign

Seven CPH students are featured in the UI's 2023 Dare to Discover banner campaign. Read more about how their research is making an impact. Published January 11, 2023

Watching for Spillovers

Professor Christine Petersen and her colleagues study ways to track and prevent emerging infectious diseases, particularly those that spread between animals and people. Read more about her work and the One Health approach. Published January 6, 2023

Researchers complete cancer cluster investigation

Researchers with the Iowa Cancer Registry have completed an investigation at Hudson Schools after 12 teachers were diagnosed with breast cancer within a decade. (Multiple sources) Published January 4, 2023

Study explores impact of COVID-19 on singers’ vocal function

CPH professor of epidemiology Christy Petersen and alumnus Kurayi Mahachi (22PhD) collaborated with colleagues at Shenandoah University on an international study examining the aftereffects of COVID-19 on singers' voices. Published December 7, 2022

Carnahan comments on anticonvulsant medication use 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

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

Paul Romitti receives ICBDSR Distinguished Service Award

Paul Romitti, professor of epidemiology in the University of Iowa College of Public Health, received the 2022 Distinguished Service Award from the International Clearinghouse for Birth Defects Surveillance and Research (ICBDSR).  Published November 8, 2022

In memoriam: Ann Garvey

Ann Garvey (03MPH) passed away on Nov. 1. Ann was a CPH 2017 Outstanding Alumni Award recipient and held an adjunct faculty appointment in the UI Department of Epidemiology. Published November 3, 2022

Petersen discusses election to National Academy of Medicine

Christine Petersen, CPH professor of epidemiology, discusses her recent election to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Professors Bob Wallace and Betsy Chrischilles chime in on the benefits of NAM membership. (Daily Iowan) Published November 2, 2022