Epidemiology News

Petersen discusses crowds, COVID, and more

Christine Petersen, the director of the Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases at the UI College of Public Health, recently discussed COVID-19, vaccines, crowds, and cold weather. (CBS News) Published October 21, 2021

Alumna Tala Al-Rousan studies hypertension management among refugees

Alumna Tala Al-Rousan (15MPH) is studying hypertension management among Aramaic and Arabic-speaking refugees in San Diego. Published October 20, 2021

Students inspired to study injury and violence prevention

Daniel Corry and Hannah Rochford, both PhD students in the College of Public Health, began their work addressing injury and violence issues after being inspired by real-life experiences. Read more about their stories and research with the UI Injury Prevention Research Center. Published October 11, 2021

CPH researchers find pedestrian death rates are higher for most minorities

Cara Hamann, CPH assistant professor of epidemiology, said fatal pedestrian crashes in the U.S. rose by more than 50% from 2008 to 2018. "We see pedestrian fatalities rising overall, but those increases are not equal when we look by racial group," Hamann adds. (ABC15 Arizona) Published October 7, 2021

Petersen comments on COVID testing in Iowa

The recent COVID-19 surge prompted Iowans in September to seek coronavirus tests at a rate not seen since Christmas of last year. The state also reported a 9.5% positivity rate for tests Wednesday, which shows that there's not enough testing occurring in the state, said Christine Petersen, director of the Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases at the UI College of Public Health. (Des Moines Register) Published October 7, 2021

From the Front Row: A conversation with Dwight Ferguson, U.S. Public Health Service

This week, Alex and Alexis talk to alumnus Dwight Ferguson (06MS, 12PhD) about his career path to the U.S. Public Health Service. Published September 24, 2021

Hamann offers back-to-school safety tips

Back-to-school safety is different this year, with many children returning to school after a year of learning at home. Cara Hamann, CPH assistant professor of epidemiology, offers safety tips for kids who ride their bikes to school. (U.S. News and World Report) Published September 14, 2021

Addressing Health Disparities and Biases in AI and Machine Learning Tools

Are you interested in learning how Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning can be used to identify and address health disparities? Join the Sept. 17 kickoff of the project “Addressing Health Disparities and Biases in AI and Machine Learning Tools.” Published September 14, 2021

Alfredo Vergara to talk about his career in global public health

Alumnus Alfredo Vergara (93PhD) is the CDC country director and Division of Global HIV and TB program director for Mozambique. He began his service at CDC as an EIS officer and has worked in the areas of environmental health, global health and migration, and HIV/AIDS. Hear about his work at a virtual event Sept. 23. Published September 2, 2021

Hear from the 2021 CPH Outstanding Alumni Award recipients Sept. 8

On Sept. 8, the College of Public Health will honor the recipients of its 2021 Outstanding Alumni Awards: Dwight Ferguson Shenghui Tang. The awards presentation and a discussion led by CPH graduate students Alexis Clark and Alex Murra will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in N110 CPHB. A virtual option will be available as well.  Published August 25, 2021