Social Determinants of Health

Education. Poverty. Violence. Housing. These are all indicators of the health of our communities. Faculty at the college are preparing students to improve access to quality health care where it's needed most, while researchers are enhancing access to domestic violence shelters for individuals with mental health and traumatic brain injury disabilities, and studying the potential link between adulthood cardiovascular disease and air quality.

Our Work in the News

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October 11, 2019

Experts from CPH & community partner @OhioDVN are bringing recognition to traumatic brain injury in domestic violence survivors, leading the way toward better care.

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July 1, 2019

“It’s a matter of making the connection,” said lead researcher Julianna Nemeth, an assistant professor of health behavior and health promotion at Ohio State University. “Wherever they’re presenting, we should recognize that that person before us could very well have a brain injury. We should almost be assuming.”

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April 17, 2019

Is the housing crisis contributing to higher rates of preterm birth, low infant birth weight and infant death? Rewire News dives into the research of Dr. Shawnita Sealy-Jefferson, assistant professor of epidemiology at CPH.

Where you live matters. It can shape how much health care you get, its quality, and whether you breathe clean air,...