Epidemiology News

Hamann offers safety tips for bikes, e-bikes, and more

Whether you ride a traditional bicycle or opt for an electric bike, scooter, or skateboard, Cara Hamann, assistant professor of epidemiology, offers some safety reminders. (Multiple sources) Published May 23, 2023

Amanda Sursely connects with state legislators at Hawkeye Caucus

Amanda Sursely, a doctoral candidate in epidemiology, is featured in a video about the experience of highlighting her research at Hawkeye Caucus. Published May 11, 2023

Hamann discusses e-bike and e-scooter safety

Cara Hamann, assistant professor of epidemiology, recently was a guest on a podcast to discuss the benefits, risks, and safety issues with personal electric vehicles including e-bikes and e-scooters. (Rounding@Iowa) Published May 4, 2023

Students honored with awards at SAVIR conference

Two CPH students recently received awards at the 2023 conference of the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR) held in Denver, Colorado.  Published May 3, 2023

Algorithm helps identify delirium in older patients

Researchers at the University of Iowa have developed a new algorithm that could help health care professionals more easily identify patients who are at risk of delirium. Ryan Carnahan, professor of epidemiology, co-authored the paper. (News Wise) Published April 28, 2023

Study to assess how activity during pregnancy relates to child’s health

Kara Whitaker, an assistant professor of health and human physiology with an adjunct appointment in epidemiology, has received an NIH grant to study how prenatal patterns in physical activity affect the health of the child. Published April 27, 2023

Christine Petersen named Edwin B. Green Chair in Public Health

The University of Iowa College of Public Health is pleased to announce the appointment of Christine Petersen, professor of epidemiology, as the Edwin B. Green Chair in Public Health. Published April 18, 2023

Meet some of our faculty

Shannon Watkins, Mary Charlton, Paul Gilbert, and Brandi Janssen are the first of an ongoing series of videos profiling CPH faculty. Published April 4, 2023

CPH faculty and student receive Discovery and Innovation Awards

Congratulations to Christine Petersen, professor of epidemiology; Keith Mueller, Gerhard Hartman Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy; and Laura Flores, a human physiology major completing a public health certificate, for being named recipients of Discovery and Innovation Awards.  Published March 23, 2023

Deshpande comments on Johnson County’s general public health ranking

The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute ranked Johnson County sixth out of Iowa’s 99 counties in terms of public health in 2022, up from twenty-fifth in 2020. Anjali Deshpande, CPH clinical associate professor, said a potential cause of the large increase of general health from 2020 could be that Johnson County was better equipped than other counties to handle the COVID-19 pandemic. (Daily Iowan) Published March 22, 2023