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Coronavirus

COVID-19 Q&A With Dornsife School of Public Health Dean Ana V. Diez Roux, MD, PhD

In this Q&A, the dean of the Dornsife School of Public Health sorts out fact from fiction and shares what experts know so far about the novel coronavirus.

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One Year Into ‘Soda Tax,’ Drexel Researchers Find Law Did Not Affect Consumption of Sweetened Beverages

One year into Philadelphia’s 1.5-cents-per-ounce “soda tax,” new findings show that the law had minimal to no influence on what Philadelphians are drinking. The results were published this month in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health from researchers at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public 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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Measuring How Public Health Messaging Influences 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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Drexel Researcher Receives NIH Director's 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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Medicaid Expansion Helped Immigrants, But Disparities Persist

The disparity between uninsured noncitizens and native citizens grew between 2010 and 2015, according to new research from the Dornsife School of Public Health.
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Despite Changes to U.S. Kidney Allocation System, Inequality Persists

Early disease diagnosis and preemptive waitlisting remain the most effective strategies to improve survival chances, says a new College of Medicine study.
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How Medicaid Expansion Changed the Kidney Transplant Waitlist 

A new study from Drexel researchers suggests that Medicaid expansion may have helped to curb racial and socioeconomic disparities in chronic kidney disease care.
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Outgoing Graduate Student Association President Looks Back on Time at Drexel, Forward to Future in Global Health

Jerry John Nutor, a graduating PhD nursing student, has made his mark on the Graduate Student Association (GSA) and on the University at large. He looks forward to continuing what he started at Drexel through a postdoctoral position at Princeton University.

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Mayors’ Political Leanings Strongly Influence Thoughts on City Health Policy Effectiveness

A new Drexel University study found that cities’ lead decision-makers view how effective municipal policies are at reducing health disparities differently based on their social ideologies.
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Mexican Migrant Health Access Lower After U.S. Border Crossing — And Even When They Return to Mexico

Immigrants and migrants from Mexico had worse access to health care and insurance after they crossed the border into the U.S. — and it remained bad when they returned to Mexico again.
A map of smoke-free areas on Drexel's University City Campus.

Drexel Creates Smoke-Free Spaces on University City Campus

A number of areas on Drexel’s University City Campus have now been designated smoke-free zones, thanks to a senior project from a School of Public Health graduate student.