6 Things to Know About the Public Health Strike Force

Learn how a team of student volunteers from the College of Public Health is assisting health departments and non-profit organizations with public health-related activities, events, and emergency situations.  Published January 6, 2023

Undergraduate Update

Graduates of the College of Public Health's undergraduate program are now starting their careers in public health. Read about where several recent alumni are working. Published January 6, 2023

Watching for Spillovers

Professor Christine Petersen and her colleagues study ways to track and prevent emerging infectious diseases, particularly those that spread between animals and people. Read more about her work and the One Health approach. Published January 6, 2023

Parker addresses maternal health crisis

Edith Parker, professor and dean of the UI College of Public Health, recently wrote about some of the challenges in ensuring maternal health, along with potential actions for improvement. (Fearless) Published January 5, 2023

Study: Small amounts of snow can cause big commuter problems

Studies find nearly 75% of crashes in Iowa happen in less than two inches of snow. Jon Davis, CPH research assistant professor, says the timing of your commute can make a world of difference. (Radio Iowa) Published January 5, 2023

Iowa researchers receive grant to explore supports for healthy aging in multigenerational families

A team of University of Iowa researchers has been selected to receive an Obermann Center for Advanced Studies Interdisciplinary Research Grant for their project, “Healthy Aging Across the Life Course: Engaging Multigenerational Families Living with Chronic Conditions.” The team includes Kimberly Dukes, Ebonee Johnson, and Duhita Mahatmya. Published January 5, 2023

A generous gift supports aspiring public health students

Dr. David Wu, Una Yang, and Austin Wu (21 MPH, 20BA) have designated a generous gift to establish the Wu-Yang Family College of Public Health Scholarship in the University of Iowa College of Public Health. Published January 4, 2023

Zahnd’s article is among top 5 most-read

Congratulations to Whitney Zahnd, whose article about rural mortality rates was the No. 5 most-read article in The Rural Monitor in 2022! Published January 4, 2023

Researchers complete cancer cluster investigation

Researchers with the Iowa Cancer Registry have completed an investigation at Hudson Schools after 12 teachers were diagnosed with breast cancer within a decade. (Multiple sources) Published January 4, 2023

Askelson named HCCC interim associate director of community outreach and engagement

Natoshia Askelson, CPH associate professor and Public Policy Center senior research fellow in residence, has been named the interim associate director of community outreach and engagement of the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (HCCC). Published January 4, 2023