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Many State Lawmakers Want to Loosen Childhood Vaccine Requirements, But Legal Barriers Persist

Despite an uptick in anti-vaccine legislation proposed by state lawmakers in recent years, pro-vaccine bills were more likely to be enacted into law, according to a new study by researchers at Drexel University. The results were published this week in the American Journal of Public Health.


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APHA 2018

Dornsife Faculty and Students Present at APHA 2018

On Sunday, November 11th, Dornsife’s faculty and students will kick-off a series of presentations and events at the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) 2018 Annual Meeting and Expo.


Legalizing Marijuana in California: Drexel Researcher Receives NIH Funding to Study Policy's Effects on Young Adults

The project offers a unique opportunity for researchers to track how the state’s changing cannabis laws are impacting public health.

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Drexel Researcher Receives NIH Director's Early Independence Award to Study City Growth

Usama Bilal, MD, PhD, an assistant research professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, has been awarded a $1.25-million Early Independence Award from the National Institutes of Health.

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Undocumented Immigrants Least Likely to See a Doctor, but Still Healthier Than Other Populations

Undocumented immigrants have the worst rates of health care utilization and access, however, they have lower risk of chronic disease than other immigrants and U.S. citizens.

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Dornsife Researcher Roth Awarded for Significant Contributions in STD Prevention

Alexis Roth, PhD, MPH, assistant professor in the Department of Community Health and Prevention, at the Dornsife School of Public Health, received the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association (ASTDA) Young Investigator Award on August 29, 2018. The ASTDA recognizes significant contributions in STD control and prevention at their annual conference in Washington, D.C.