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As we renew our commitment to protect and promote the health of the public in 2017, here’s a look back at some of the milestones and proud moments we covered in Dornsife SPH publications in 2016.
Prescription drug overdose prevention efforts across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are lacking in counties with high overdose rates, according to a new report released by Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health researchers as part of a statewide workgroup studying prescription drug misuses and abuse prevention initiatives.
As ART becomes more available in Sub-Saharan African countries with high HIV burden, an unexpected effect has emerged: since people living with HIV who are on treatment tend to look healthier and more sexually appealing, community members are concerned that ART recipients will be able to spread their HIV infection more than when they appeared ill, even when transmission while on ART is almost impossible.
The study was co-authored by Drexel University’s Astha Ramaiya, DrPH Community Health and Prevention ’18, and published in Social Science and Medicine.
Post-doctoral fellow Sharrelle Barber, ScD, MPH, has focused much of her research with the Urban Health Collaborative on the connections between race, place and health in the U.S. South. This summer, she took on a new challenge: applying her social epidemiological approach to study the health implications of residential segregation by class and race in Brazil. Early results from her work are striking, as race, place and health have rarely been discussed and studied there.