For World Malaria Day, Google Earth Engine talked with Hugh Sturrock, assistant professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, about DiSARM (Disease Surveillance and Risk Monitoring), the project he leads to create high resolution "risk maps" that help malaria control programs identify the areas they should direct resources for prevention and treatment. Read the Q&A here.
UCSF researchers have developed a blood test that can predict a mother’s risk of spontaneous preterm birth (before 37 weeks of gestation), offering hope of delaying early delivery for millions of women and babies.
Robert A. Hiatt, MD, PhD, department chair and professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, was the featured guest on "About Health," a call-in program on radio station KPFA.
The program focused on barriers to colon cancer screening among various populations and what can be done to overcome them. Hiatt also discussed SF CAN, a public health initiative to reduce cancer in San Francisco.
A podcast of the program is available.