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Research

New Grant to Assess Health of Mexican Immigrants to the United States

Ana Martinez-Donate, PhD, an associate professor in the department of Community Health and Prevention, was awarded R01 grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

The award will be used for the “HIV Risk and Access to Healthcare Among Mexican Immigrants” project.

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Understanding Risk and Protective Factors for HIV Infection Among Adolescent Mothers in South Africa

In London, Dornsife researchers presented quantitative and qualitative findings of two studies conducted in Durban, South Africa.

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Democrats and Republicans Agree: Take Politics out of Health Policymaking

Despite era of Divisiveness, Americans across Party Lines call for Greater Role of Evidence-based Research in Health-related Lawmaking

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Survey Suggests Community Support for Proposed Overdose Prevention Site in Philadelphia

Ninety percent of residents and 63 percent of business owners and staff surveyed in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood support opening an overdose prevention site in their community, according to a study led by researchers at Drexel's Dornsife School of Public Health published this week in the Journal of Urban Health. 

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Public Health Campaigns Need Greater Emphasis on Complementary Role of Condoms and Vaccination to Prevent HPV among Gay Men

Public health efforts must emphasize condom use and vaccination together to reduce human papillomavirus (HPV) cases among young sexually active gay men, according to researchers at  Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health  published today in the journal  Vaccine . The work builds on other studies demonstrating success of these methods by modeling how many HPV cases can be prevented by increasing the number of people vaccinated.

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Drexel and Lazarex Cancer Foundation Establish Program to Help Improve Health Outcomes for Philadelphia Neighborhoods

Drexel University is partnering with the Lazarex Cancer Foundation to establish Community IMPACT, a program that will focus on reducing cancer and improving health outcomes in Philadelphia, starting in West Philadelphia neighborhoods. The program involving the Dornsife School of Public Health, College of Nursing and Health Professions and the College of Medicine will combine public health qualitative and quantitative assessment and research methods with a grassroots engagement in communities that are often not invited to make their own decisions for health care.