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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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Keeping First Responders Safe: Drexel-Developed Safety Climate Scale Helps Fire Departments Reach Health and Wellness Goals

A new scale, that effectively measures the safety climate of a fire department, has been developed by researchers from Drexel’s Dornsife School of Public Health, according to a paper published today in the journal Safety Science.

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Patients Insured Through a Marketplace Health Plan are Less Likely to Receive a Medical Appointment for Mental Health Care than Those Covered by Medicaid or Employer-sponsored Insurance

Among adults with mental health needs, those covered by Medicare or employer-sponsored health insurance have greater access to medical treatment, less out-of-pocket cost and are more likely to receive care than those seeking an appointment through an Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace-sponsored plan, according to findings from researchers at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health. Their study, published in the May 2019 issue of Health Affairs, provides preliminary results on disparities among those experiencing psychological stress since the ACA became law in 2010.

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Studying Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders in Puerto Rico Before and After Hurricane Maria

Alex Ortega, PhD, professor and chair of the department of Health Management and Policy at Dornsife, is principal investigator for an R01 grant by the National Institutes of Health.

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There Are Multiple Ways Trees Affect What We Breathe, Some Helpful, Some Harmful

A new interdisciplinary review indicates that the relationship between urban trees, air quality and asthma may be more complicated than expected.

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Will Increasing Number of Disease Outbreaks Affect Vaccine Legislation?

With increasing rate of disease outbreaks in the U.S., more states are expected to debate legislation on whether or not parents should be required by law to vaccinate their kids.