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Dornsife Researcher Awarded $1.83 Million to Study Social Media as a Tool for HPV Prevention

Philip Massey, PhD, MPH, associate professor in the department of Community Health and Prevention, is the lead investigator for a new R01 grant designed to increase vaccination rates by educating parents through social media.


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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.

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New Research Finds Asbestos in Talc Commonly Used Across Southeast Asia

The public health risks associated with talcum powder containing asbestos have been widely explored in the United States, and now a similar risk has been found in Southeast Asia.

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Life Expectancy May Be Linked to Socioeconomic Status Even with Universal Healthcare

A study of 6 million people found a strong link between socioeconomic status and life expectancy among a population with universal healthcare.