Epidemiology News

Study finds increasing number of young adults use e-cigarettes

A team of CPH investigators led by Wei Bao found a dramatic increase in young adults who use e-cigarettes. (Multiple sources) Published October 16, 2019

Iowa researchers receive $10 million grant to study maternal mortality

UI researchers, including several from epidemiology, will partner with the IDPH on a five-year, $10 million federal grant to study and improve maternal health outcomes in the state. (Gazette) Published October 11, 2019

UI wins major federal grant to improve maternal health care

UI maternal medicine experts, in partnership with IDPH, have received a five-year, $10 million grant from HRSA to improve maternal health outcomes in the state. CPH associate professor Kelly Ryckman is a co-investigator on the grant.  Published October 3, 2019

Nutrition experts focus on food insecurity

CPH professor Linda Snetselaar is editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, which devoted its latest issue to food insecurity and its far-reaching consequences. (EurekAlert) Published October 3, 2019

Hamann discusses roadway safety

As part of National Farm Safety and Health Week, Cara Hamann discussed how agricultural equipment operators and motorists can reduce the number of ag-related collisions on roadways. (KLGR) Published September 18, 2019

Hamann comments on bicycling safety study

CPH clinical assistant professor Cara Hamann recently published a study that found children are getting mixed messages about bike safety. (Daily Iowan) Published September 18, 2019

Rural Iowans are less likely to receive guideline-recommended cancer care

A recent study led by CPH associate professor Mary Charlton found that 40 percent of rural Iowans diagnosed with breast, lung, and colorectal cancers were being treated in hospitals not accredited by the Commission on Cancer. (IPR) Published September 5, 2019

Study finds parents’ bike safety messages to kids aren’t hitting home

Parents' messages on bike safety may be confusing, conflicting, or just plain out of date, according to a study led by CPH faculty member Cara Hamann. (Safety+Health) Published September 5, 2019

Rural patients face challenges accessing high-quality cancer care

Research by CPH associate professor Mary Charlton shows almost 40 percent of rural Iowans who are diagnosed with certain cancers are being treated in hospitals that are not accredited by the Commission on Cancer. (The Brief) Published August 15, 2019

Study finds obese women more likely to give birth prematurely

A new study finds that women who are obese and become pregnant are significantly more likely to give birth prematurely than women who have a healthy weight. Published August 7, 2019


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