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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.
Map of Pennsylvania with counties shaded to show number of individuals with autism receiving services in each county

Pennsylvania Autism Census Highlights Dramatic Increase in Numbers

Lead by a Drexel researcher, the study showed that the estimated number of individuals with autism receiving services almost tripled since the last look into the disorder five years ago.

A doctor interacts with a patient while using a laptop computer

How “Psychosocial Vital Signs” in Electronic Medical Records Can Improve Medical Care and Public Health

A committee convened by the Institute of Medicine, including Drexel's Ana Diez Roux, MD, PhD, has released a set of recommendations of 12 social and behavioral measures that should be collected as part of patients’ electronic health records.
The bill that created National PTSD Awareness Day does not acknowledge that PTSD exists among civilians.

Federal Legislation Ignores PTSD Toll on Civilians

Federal laws explicitly addressing post-traumatic stress disorder have overwhelmingly focused on the needs of military personnel and veterans, according to a new study by a Drexel public health professor. It's the first study to examine how public policy addresses traumatic stress and PTSD.

Nick Thompson, president of the Graduate Student Association, stands in the graduate student lounge he hopes to renovate.

How to Get Involved as a Graduate Student, As Demonstrated by Nick Thompson

As the President of the Graduate Student Association, Nick Thompson knows a thing or two about the importance of being involved with the community.

School of Public Health Dean Ana Diez Roux

At the Helm of the School of Public Health: Q&A with Ana Diez Roux

At Drexel, Ana Diez Roux is leading efforts to understand what makes people, and cities, healthy or unhealthy, as the new dean of the School of Public Health.
21-day quarantine for Ebola virus maybe not long enough

Drexel Study Questions 21-Day Quarantine Period For Ebola

As medical personnel and public health officials are responding to the first reported cases of Ebola Virus in the United States, many of the safety and treatment procedures for treating the virus and preventing its spread are being reexamined. One of the tenets for minimizing the risk of spreading the disease has been a 21-day quarantine period for individuals who might have been exposed to the virus. But a new study by Charles Haas, PhD, a professor in Drexel’s College of Engineering, suggests that 21 days might not be enough to completely prevent spread of the virus.
Grad student Kathleen Ross wins #PayMyTuition Challenge

Grad Student Wins #PayMyTuition Challenge

Inspired by the summer's viral “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge,” some college students started the “Pay My Tuition” challenge. Education software developer Blackboard Inc., jumped on board and announced it would give away $25,000 in scholarship money. And a Drexel grad student won $15,000 of it.
stock image depicting genetics research

NIH Policies Influence Scientists’ Data-Sharing Behavior, According to Drexel-Led Study

Policies intended to increase the sharing of scientific resources among life science investigators appear to be working, according to a study led by a researcher in Drexel University’s School of Public Health. But the survey also identified some unexpected problems.
An image of feet with arrows symbolizing directions of a life course

A.J. Drexel Autism Institute Receives $3.6 Million Gift to Launch Life Course Outcomes Research Initiatives

The A.J. Drexel Autism Institute has received a grant of $3.6 million to launch four major initiatives of its Life Course Outcomes research program, focused on understanding and improving quality of life issues for people on the autism spectrum at all ages.
Dana and David Dornsife and Shannon Marquez, PhD, with children and friends at Kechema Water Point in Ethiopia, a World Vision WASH project site.

Drexel Establishes Dornsife Global Development Scholars Program

A new program leverages a partnership between Drexel and World Vision in 10 countries in eastern, western and southern Africa where World Vision and benefactors Dana and David Dornsife have ongoing water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects.