COLUMBUS, Ohio - New research shows a clear link between increasing levels of E. coli bacteria in an inland Ohio lake and a greater risk that swimmers in the water will suffer a gastrointestinal illness.
While the finding reinforces conventional wisdom, it is among very few studies to have quantified the risk for illness at an inland beach. Most similar work has examined the Great Lakes...Read more »
In early March, 20 faculty, staff and students from the College of Public Health attended the annual meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) in Chicago. The SRNT is the leading association focused on this special area of research.
“SRNT is always an excellent mix of content, and this year was no exception. It is a great meeting to learn about new and cutting...Read more »
Jiyoung Lee, assistant professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, received a $748,902 award from the Environmental Protection Agency for her project, “Ensuring Safe Drinking Water in Lake Erie: Quantifying Extreme Weather Impacts on Cyanotoxin and Disinfection By-products.”
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Min-Ae Song, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in the CPH Center of Excellence in Regulatory Tobacco Science, and Micah Berman, JD, CPH assistant professor, were among the co-authors on new research which shows that so-called “light” cigarettes have no health benefits to...Read more »
Scientists have identified genetic circumstances under which common mutations on two genes interact in the presence of cocaine to produce a nearly eight-fold increased risk of death as a result of abusing the drug. Danielle Sullivan, a doctoral student in biostatistics in the College of Public Health, was the first author on the study. Co-authors on the study included Hong Zhu and...Read more »
Ohio State public health students are breaking through the Buckeye walls to receive international perspectives through the College of Public Health’s travel scholarships.
Jessica Healy, a Master of Public Health student specializing in environmental health sciences, traveled to Maroua, Cameroon over the summer to evaluate cholera risk factors...Read more »
The Ohio State University College of Public Heath recently released a study that found an increased risk for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease related to working in very cold or hot temperatures, performing physically demanding activities, working outdoors and working with exposure to contaminants. The study used a new way to look at the relationship between job exposures and...Read more »