Anti-Asian hashtags soared after Donald Trump first tied COVID-19 to China on Twitter, study shows

By Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY on March 18, 2021
The week after then-President Donald Trump first used the hashtag #chinesevirus on Twitter, the number of people using the hashtag increased more than tenfold, and they were much more likely to include anti-Asian hashtags than those who used #covid19 in their tweets.

To keep a sharp mind, start thinking of heart health in your 20s

By Suzanne Leigh on March 18, 2021
Obesity, hypertension, high glucose in early adulthood may take heavy toll on cognition in late life, UCSF-led study shows

How do marijuana legalization policies affect violence rates?

By Cameron Scott on March 18, 2021
Social norms around marijuana are becoming more permissive in the United States. The drug has several approved medicinal uses, and survey data show that American perceptions of how harmful marijuana is are declining over time.

UCSF Covid-19 warriors: female, fierce and unusually diverse

By Lydia Chavez on March 12, 2021
The only problem? There are not enough of us.

Postdoctoral fellowship in dementia epidemiology

By Cameron Scott on March 08, 2021
The primary goal of this postdoctoral fellowship is to work with Dr. Deborah Barnes, PhD, MPH to provide the first-ever estimates of the key modifiable Alzheimer’s disease risk factors for the state of California, including estimates for specific sub-populations of interest such as women and...

Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Epidemiology of Aging

March 03, 2021
The UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics invites applications for a post-doctoral fellow to join a team of interdisciplinary scholars focused on evaluating barriers and facilitators of long-term services and supports (LTSS) for older adults living alone with cognitive impairment.

Child Abuse Surges in Times of Crisis – The Pandemic May Be Different

By Suzanne Leigh on March 03, 2021
Fewer inflicted injuries but similar severity in 2020 to prior years, UCSF-Children’s Mercy study shows

Even among Latinx Californians, COVID-19 risk is not evenly shared, analysis finds

By Cameron Scott on March 02, 2021
More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic that upended life as we knew it, there’s still a lot we don’t know about how many people have fallen ill and exactly what has put some people – notably those who are Black or Latinx – at higher risk of infection and death.

University of California Health and CDPH to accelerate data modeling for evidence-based public health decision making

March 02, 2021
University of California Health (UCH) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) are launching an innovative data modeling consortium to ensure public health policy makers have timely, relevant analysis and insights to support pandemic-related decision making.

‘Nobody came, nobody helped’: Fears of anti-Asian violence rattle the community

By Marian Liu and Rachel Hatzipanagos, Washington Post on March 01, 2021
They gather almost every night at San Francisco’s Dragon Gate, the ornately decorated entrance to the nation’s oldest Chinatown. Armed with only whistles and pamphlets, the volunteer neighborhood patrol roams the streets, checking out ATMs and mom-and-pop shops in areas where Asian residents have...