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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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Can a Soap Opera Spread Health Messages?

In a part of the world where young women often lack basic knowledge about their bodies, "C'est la Vie" translates research-based messages about sexuality and reproductive rights, maternal and child health, and gender violence into captivating story lines.

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Can Changing How We Talk About Childhood Toxic Stress Influence Policy?

With a $500,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Jonathan Purtle will investigate how adjusting messaging can influences public opinions and policymaking about the science of child development.

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

An analysis of proposed vaccine legislation between 2011 and 2017 shows that although the majority of proposed bills would have allowed more parents to exempt their children from school immunization requirements, those that favored vaccines were more likely to become law.

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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.

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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.