Epidemiology News

Petersen answers questions about the delta variant

Christine Petersen, CPH professor and director of the Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, recently answered questions about the delta variant, masks, and vaccination. (Daily Iowan) Published August 25, 2021

Kirk Phillips shares his COVID recovery story

Kirk Phillips, CPH adjunct associate professor of epidemiology, was hospitalized in 2020 with a severe case of COVID-19. He recently shared insights into his long road to recovery. Published August 10, 2021

Alumna Marta VanBeek assumes new leadership role

Alumna Marta VanBeek (03MPH) has accepted a new leadership role with UI Hospitals & Clinics as executive medical director for main campus ambulatory clinics. Published August 10, 2021

Petersen comments on rise of Delta variant in Johnson County

Prof. Christine Petersen, director of the Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases at the College of Public Health, comments on vaccination rates in Johnson County, and concerns about the Delta variant as students return to campus later this month. (The Daily Iowan) Published August 5, 2021

CPH faculty, staff highlight rural cancer programs

Mary Charlton, Whitney Zahnd, Jennifer Patterson, and Kimberly Merchant co-authored an article describing an array of rural cancer control research projects and partnerships with rural communities supported by federal agencies such as the National Cancer Institute, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Health Resources and Services Administration. Published July 28, 2021

Iowa researchers address health biases in artificial intelligence

A team of University of Iowa researchers, including two members from the College of Public Health, has been awarded a grant from the UI's Jumpstarting Tomorrow initiative. The team aims to address health disparities and biases in artificial intelligence and machine learning tools. Published July 26, 2021

Survey gauges COVID-19 vaccine interest among adolescents, parents

A team of researchers that includes faculty from the UI College of Public Health has found that adolescents and the parents of adolescents are split on their attitudes about adolescents getting the COVID-19 vaccine. (CCOM) Published July 12, 2021

Food, Alcohol & the Pandemic

How has the pandemic affected our eating and drinking habits and health? CPH experts discuss how COVID had an impact on food insecurity, school nutrition, and alcohol consumption. Published July 7, 2021

Evidence-based public health training improves skills

A recent evaluation by a team of researchers found that training in evidence-based public health practices improves practitioner skill levels. The team included Anjali Deshpande, CPH clinical associate professor of epidemiology. (Washington University) Published July 1, 2021

Carnahan weighs in on activities for unvaccinated kids

In an informal survey, the New York Times asked experts, including Ryan Carnahan, CPH professor of epidemiology, what activities families with children who don't yet qualify for COVID vaccines can do. (New York Times) Published June 3, 2021