Research News

(Left to right) Aminat Adewumi, Sarah Hatcher, Farhiya Abdulrahman, Julia Engel, Kerry Jamieson

Protecting our future

Both in and out of the classroom, College of Public Health students are fighting infant mortality and maternal and fetal health through prevention and action around the world.

Here are five undergraduate College of Public Health students working to save lives one mother and child at a time.


capstone poster session

BSPH students cap off semester with Capstone Poster Session

Undergraduate students approaching graduation gained invaluable experience in areas such as human trafficking, pharmaceuticals and more, and presented their work at a poster session on Dec. 6.


A relatively simple effort to provide counseling and connect injection-drug users with resources could prove powerful against the spread of HIV in a notoriously hard-to-reach population, new research suggests.

New program boosts use of HIV medications in injection-drug users

Study employed simple, repeatable program, researchers say.


Brittney Keller-Hamilton, program manager, Division of Epidemiology

CPH staff member wins annual research paper contest

CPH epidemiology program manager Brittney Keller-Hamilton was announced as one of five winners in the 2018 annual Preventing Chronic Disease Student Research Paper Contest.


Harmful algae isn’t just a problem for high-profile bodies of water – it poses serious, toxic threats in small ponds and lakes as well, new research has found.

Algal blooms a threat to small lakes and ponds, too

Study finds concerning levels of toxins in water near farm fields.


Susan Olivo-Marston and Olorunfemi Adetona

Researchers seek to identify specific carcinogens affecting firefighters

Firefighters are 14 percent more likely to experience cancer-related deaths than the general U.S. population, according to a study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.