Epidemiology News

Petersen appointed to Institute for Laboratory Animal Research Council

Christine Petersen, professor of epidemiology and director of the Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases in the University of Iowa College of Public Health, has been appointed as a member of the Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR) Council. Published May 19, 2021

Conference develops strategic roadmap infographic to address rural perinatal depression

The Iowa Perinatal Health Research Collaborative held a two-day virtual conference April 23-24, 2021, titled “Perinatal Connect Conference: Engaging with Rural Communities to Improve Maternal Mental Health Outcomes." One of the products from the conference is an infographic that illustrates a strategic roadmap for engaging in patient-centered outcomes research. Published May 14, 2021

U2G student Carson Peters strives to improve health around the world

Carson Peters, a student in the undergraduate-to-graduate program (U2G), is graduating in May 2021 with an MPH in epidemiology. Before the pandemic, her research took her around the world. She also gained valuable research experience working with Christine Petersen, CPH professor of epidemiology. Published May 11, 2021

2021 CPH Outstanding Alumni Award winners announced

The University of Iowa College of Public Health is pleased to announce the recipients of the college's 2021 Outstanding Alumni Awards: Dwight Ferguson, who earned a Master of Science degree in epidemiology and a doctoral degree in occupational and environmental health, and Shenghui Tang, who earned a Master of Science degree in biostatistics and a doctoral degree in biostatistics. Published May 3, 2021

Charlton to lead study aimed at improving quality of rural cancer care

Mary Charlton, associate professor of epidemiology in the UI College of Public Health, has been awarded a grant from the National Cancer Institute to serve as principal investigator for research that focuses on a collaborative network intervention to improve cancer care quality in rural hospitals caring for rural, underserved patients. Published April 20, 2021

From the Front Row: Working as an epidemiologist during a pandemic

UI College of Public Health alumnus Aaron Reinke (19MPH) joins Alexis and Steve to talk about his experiences at the Black Hawk County Health Department in eastern Iowa and discuss what it's like as an epidemiologist -- especially a relatively new one -- at the local level during a global pandemic. Published April 15, 2021

New research study to investigate rare neuroendocrine tumors

A newly funded research study in the University of Iowa College of Public Health aims to determine the optimal sequencing of treatments for people with neuroendocrine tumors, a rare form of cancer. The $5 million, three-year study will be led by Michael O’Rorke, assistant professor of epidemiology.  Published April 12, 2021

Ryckman receives Carver Trust Associate Professor Advancement Award

Congratulations to Kelli Ryckman, associate professor of epidemiology, for receiving the Roy J. Carver Trust Associate Professor Advancement Award.  Published April 8, 2021

Providing the latest: Petersen discusses infectious disease issues during the pandemic

Christine Petersen, professor of epidemiology, has been busy in the past year speaking with many different outlets about topics related to the pandemic and it's effects on vaccine development, the flu season and the future of infectious diseases. Published April 7, 2021

Women in male-dominated fields detail their journeys to success

The Daily Iowan interviewed women in public health, engineering, medical professions, and in religious leadership to detail the challenges and successes they’ve had throughout their careers as women paving the way for more women to enter the fields. Linda Snetselaar, CPH professor and chair of preventive nutrition education, was one of the women profiled.  Published April 1, 2021