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Rachel Ewing

Rachel Ewing was a news officer at Drexel from May 2011- August 2015.

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A memorial for victims who died in incidents of violence in Philadelphia. Photo: Tony Fischer, CC BY 2.0

Drexel Program Helping Violence Victims to Expand Across Philadelphia Hospitals

In Philadelphia, Healing Hurt People, a Drexel trauma-informed, hospital-based violence intervention program is expanding at a city-wide level to widen the opportunity of preventing future injuries as a result of violence instead of just treating them.
A community garden at Drexel's Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships in West Philadelphia

Drexel Research Team Connects Urban Design to Public Health

Faculty in design and public health at Drexel are working together with community-based projects in West Philadelphia. Their projects test the idea that aspects of natural systems can be woven into urban design to improve health.
"The hunger, the pain, the depression -- it always comes back. It's like a bird nesting in your head." - study participant Claudia

Children's Hunger Born From Mothers' Trauma

A new Drexel public health study shows that trauma and chronic stress are a largely overlooked part of the picture of why one in five American households with young children live with food insecurity.
A doctor stands by ready to help as paramedics assist a patient on an ambulance.

Hospitals Helping Violence Victims Could Save Millions

Drexel researchers have  published the first study to systematically look at the economic outcomes of programs that help victims of violence change their lives with a hospital-based intervention.
A Nigeria-Cameroon chimp rescued from illegal animal trafficking who now lives at the Limbe Wildlife Center in Cameroon. Credit Paul Sesink Clee

Studies of Africa's Most Endangered Chimpanzees Show Complex Evolutionary Past, Perilous Future

A Drexel-led team's complementary analyses of population genetics, geographical distribution and habitat use paint a new picture of the evolutionary past and potentially bleak future of the Nigeria-Cameroon Chimpanzee, already the most endangered chimp subspecies.
The state-of-the-art gait lab is used for research studies of motion in Drexel's College of Nursing and Health Professions.

Runners Get a Step Ahead at Drexel

Drexel now offers a suite of physical therapy and other health services to help runners prevent injury or step up their performance, in addition to recovering from injuries.
Pills photo by jamiesrabbits CC BY 2.0 on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/jamiesrabbits/5747870989/sizes/l

Teens Abusing Prescription Pills Are A Growing Concern, Drexel Researchers Say

Parents and physicians still aren’t doing enough to address the rise of “pharming,” or recreational use and abuse of prescription drugs, among teenagers, according to public health researchers at Drexel University.

Chart shows increased odds of poor health outcomes for young children living in families whose SNAP benefits (food stamps) were reduced or lost due to increased earned income, compared to families receiving consistent benefits

Report Shows Challenges for Families in Transition Off Public Benefits

A "cliff effect"—families losing benefits in the transition out of poverty—is the focus of a new policy report released today by Drexel’s Center for Hunger-Free Communities and Children’s HealthWatch based on data collected in Philadelphia from 2005 through 2013.
Maps show the prevalence of diabetes in Philadelphia zip codes in 2002 and 2010.

Study Maps How City Neighborhoods Affect Diabetes Risk

A new Drexel study published this month in the journal Advances in Preventive Medicine adds new insight into the role of the physical and social environment on the risk of diabetes, zip code by zip code throughout Philadelphia.
An emergency responder exits an ambulance

From Big-Data Injury Prevention to Mapping Travel for Prenatal Care: Drexel Public Health Research at APHA 2014

Researchers from Drexel University presented research on a wide range of public health topics emphasizing urban health challenges, geographic methods in public health, community resilience and more, at the 142nd annual meeting and exposition of the American Public Health Association in New Orleans.
A doctor interacts with a patient while using a laptop computer

How “Psychosocial Vital Signs” in Electronic Medical Records Can Improve Medical Care and Public Health

A committee convened by the Institute of Medicine, including Drexel's Ana Diez Roux, MD, PhD, has released a set of recommendations of 12 social and behavioral measures that should be collected as part of patients’ electronic health records.
The bill that created National PTSD Awareness Day does not acknowledge that PTSD exists among civilians.

Federal Legislation Ignores PTSD Toll on Civilians

Federal laws explicitly addressing post-traumatic stress disorder have overwhelmingly focused on the needs of military personnel and veterans, according to a new study by a Drexel public health professor. It's the first study to examine how public policy addresses traumatic stress and PTSD.