Epidemiology News

Semprini named an equity grant recipient

Jason Semprini, PhD, a postdoctoral scholar in the College of Public Health at the University of Iowa, has been awarded $25,000 to promote oral health equity among underserved populations. Published March 27, 2024

Cancer in Iowa: A look into Iowa’s high cancer rates

Among its Midwestern cohort, Iowa is the clear leader in rates of new cancer cases, said Mary Charlton, University of Iowa epidemiology professor and director of the Iowa Cancer Registry. Charlton and her team of UI researchers analyzed which cancers are popping up more frequently in Iowa compared to the rest of the country. (The Gazette) Published March 27, 2024

Iowa researchers discuss alcohol consumption as a risk factor for cancer

CPH researchers Mary Charlton and Paul Gilbert discussed Iowa's cancer rates and risk factors for cancer, including alcohol consumption. (Daily Iowan) Published March 21, 2024

A small change could close Iowa’s crosswalk loophole

A small change in Iowa code (HF2568) could better protect all people crossing roads, according to a policy brief prepared by the UI Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Safety Lab. (Axios) Published March 21, 2024

From the Front Row: Discussing Huntington’s Disease with Amy Ogilvie

Lauren welcomes recent CPH alumna Dr. Amy Ogilvie (20MS, 23PhD) to the podcast for a discussion about her personal and professional interest in Huntington's Disease as well as her journey to earn a PhD in epidemiology from the University of Iowa. Published March 7, 2024

Alumna Tala Al-Rousan honored for achievements

Alumna Tala Al-Rousan (15MPH) has been selected by the Arab American Businesses and Professional Association as one of the 10 most inspiring and influential women in the nation. Al-Rousan, an assistant professor at the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health at the University of California San Diego, will be honored at an event in March.  Published February 29, 2024

Charlton discusses the link between drinking and cancer

Mary Charlton, director of the Iowa Cancer Registry, recently discussed the findings in the 2024 Cancer in Iowa report, the link between alcohol and cancer, and how Iowa has the fastest-growing rate of new cancer in the country. (Iowa Public Radio) Published February 28, 2024

Lauren Kloft: Forging connections and fostering collaboration

Lauren Kloft (21BA) is currently working on her MPH degree in epidemiology. She recently answered some questions about the family connection that sparked her interest in public health, the importance of community involvement, and her work at the State Hygienic Laboratory.  Published February 27, 2024

Hamann discusses road user safety and injury prevention

Cara Hamann, associate professor of epidemiology, recently discussed her work in injury prevention with a focus on road traffic safety. (Outspoken Cyclist Podcast) Published February 22, 2024

2024 Cancer in Iowa report focuses on alcohol-related cancers

Iowans’ alcohol consumption—in volume and frequency—is among the highest in the nation, and puts residents at greater risk for cancer, according to the 2024 Cancer in Iowa report issued by the Iowa Cancer Registry. Published February 20, 2024