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Bicycle lane. Credit: Jim Henderson

Which Natural Experiments Reduce Obesity?

Drexel public health researchers published a review of the state of the science on which policy and infrastructure changes have a real impact on obesity prevention.

A memorial for victims who died in incidents of violence in Philadelphia. Photo: Tony Fischer, CC BY 2.0

Drexel Program Helping Violence Victims to Expand Across Philadelphia Hospitals

In Philadelphia, Healing Hurt People, a Drexel trauma-informed, hospital-based violence intervention program is expanding at a city-wide level to widen the opportunity of preventing future injuries as a result of violence instead of just treating them.
A community garden at Drexel's Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships in West Philadelphia

Drexel Research Team Connects Urban Design to Public Health

Faculty in design and public health at Drexel are working together with community-based projects in West Philadelphia. Their projects test the idea that aspects of natural systems can be woven into urban design to improve health.
"The hunger, the pain, the depression -- it always comes back. It's like a bird nesting in your head." - study participant Claudia

Children's Hunger Born From Mothers' Trauma

A new Drexel public health study shows that trauma and chronic stress are a largely overlooked part of the picture of why one in five American households with young children live with food insecurity.
Drexel participated in the 5th Annual Community Driven Research Day

A ‘Science Fair’ for Community Research

An annual gathering of researchers from Drexel and like-minded institutions with representatives from 27 community organizations serves as the spark point for partnerships looking into social problems that matter.
A doctor stands by ready to help as paramedics assist a patient on an ambulance.

Hospitals Helping Violence Victims Could Save Millions

Drexel researchers have  published the first study to systematically look at the economic outcomes of programs that help victims of violence change their lives with a hospital-based intervention.
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Teens Abusing Prescription Pills Are A Growing Concern, Drexel Researchers Say

Parents and physicians still aren’t doing enough to address the rise of “pharming,” or recreational use and abuse of prescription drugs, among teenagers, according to public health researchers at Drexel University.

Kiosks like those set to be installed at two Drexel buildings to screen for mental health issues in use.

A 'Check-Up from the Neck Up' — Mental Health Screening Kiosks at Drexel

In an attempt to reach more populations that may suffer difficulties with mental health but don't always seek treatment, kiosks that screen for different types of mental health issues including depression, eating disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder are coming to Drexel soon.
Alex Krengel and Guram Gotsadze outside the Sameba Cathedral in Tbilisi.

Student Travels to Nation of Georgia to Study Health Systems

A Drexel student working toward his master’s degree in public health traveled to Georgia for the winter break to help create the groundwork for a new method of teaching new systems to public health practitioners.
Chart shows increased odds of poor health outcomes for young children living in families whose SNAP benefits (food stamps) were reduced or lost due to increased earned income, compared to families receiving consistent benefits

Report Shows Challenges for Families in Transition Off Public Benefits

A "cliff effect"—families losing benefits in the transition out of poverty—is the focus of a new policy report released today by Drexel’s Center for Hunger-Free Communities and Children’s HealthWatch based on data collected in Philadelphia from 2005 through 2013.
Maps show the prevalence of diabetes in Philadelphia zip codes in 2002 and 2010.

Study Maps How City Neighborhoods Affect Diabetes Risk

A new Drexel study published this month in the journal Advances in Preventive Medicine adds new insight into the role of the physical and social environment on the risk of diabetes, zip code by zip code throughout Philadelphia.
An emergency responder exits an ambulance

From Big-Data Injury Prevention to Mapping Travel for Prenatal Care: Drexel Public Health Research at APHA 2014

Researchers from Drexel University presented research on a wide range of public health topics emphasizing urban health challenges, geographic methods in public health, community resilience and more, at the 142nd annual meeting and exposition of the American Public Health Association in New Orleans.