Achieving Health Equity: Naming Racism and Moving to Action with Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD

April 21, 2022
Camara Phyllis Jones. Credit: Kevin Grady Radcliffe Institute

California honors Bibbins-Domingo for contributions to public health

By Cameron Scott on April 21, 2022
Today Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, MD, PhD, received the highest honor the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) offers, the Beverlee A. Myers Award for Excellence in Public Health.

School segregation harms Black children’s health, well-being

By Jess Berthold on April 21, 2022
Black youth who attend racially segregated schools are more likely to have behavior problems and to drink alcohol than Black youth in less segregated schools, according to a UC San Francisco study published in Pediatrics. Black girls were more likely than Black boys to drink alcohol in response to...

Virtual cardiac rehabilitation produces similar results as in-person treatment

April 20, 2022
Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) reduces hospitalization and mortality and improves quality of life for patients with cardiovascular disease. Despite its benefits, only 24 percent of eligible patients in the U.S. participate in CR due to financial and logistical barriers.

Cross-racial study of 1.87M vets shows wide disparities in dementia

By Suzanne Leigh on April 19, 2022
In what is believed to be the largest study to date on race and dementia, researchers from UC San Francisco and the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care System tracked health and demographic data from close to two million veterans. It compared rates of dementia across five racial groups and...

Socioeconomic status affects health across racial and ethnic groups, large study shows

By Cameron Scott on April 15, 2022
Not long ago, public health research that identified disparate outcomes between racial or ethnic groups would conclude that the difference likely had to do with the lower socioeconomic status, on average, of non-whites – with a frequent caveat that maybe there was some genetic risk f

Call for Entries: DEB Award for Trainee Leadership in Population Health Scientific Dissemination and Communication

April 06, 2022
We are pleased to announce a new award in 2022, to recognize exceptional work disseminating scientific ideas relevant to population health. This award is meant to highlight the essential role of communication of research findings or scientific ideas to a broad audience for population health work.

Vittinghoff Innovation Award 2022 Call for Entries

April 05, 2022
We are encouraging nominations for the Vittinghoff Innovation Award.

Subtle signs of Alzheimer’s disease already present by age 50

By Cameron Scott on April 04, 2022
Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 6 million Americans. Despite years of intensive research, we still lack effective tools to treat this devastating form of dementia.