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Ask The Expert: What Is Contact Tracing?

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Woman in city wearing a mask

Due to COVID-19, “contact tracing” has been added to our vocabulary. Not everyone understands it is essential to stopping the spread of the novel coronavirus. Mieka Smart, assistant professor in…

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Advancing Health Equity For Older Americans Receiving Medicaid

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
A geriatrician holds the hand of an elderly woman with arthritis.

Requiring older Americans to work as a condition of receiving Medicaid could negatively and disproportionately affect many, Rodlescia Sneed suspects. That’s why Sneed, Ph.D., MPH, an assistant professor in…

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MSU Researcher Develops Support Services for Released Inmates

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
barbed wire on prison fence

Most seriously mentally ill inmates face daunting barriers to getting the medical and mental health care they need after they are released, which can lead to relapses, suicide…

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How to Treat Depression in Prison – and Why it Matters

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Prison Depression

Of the 4 million prisoners released each year, 23 percent have suffered from the major depressive disorder. Due to resource shortages, many go without adequate treatment while in…

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A Hidden Epidemic in the Opioid Crisis

Friday, October 5, 2018
Jail Cells

While studying ways to prevent suicide among recently released jail inmates, Michigan State University researcher Jennifer Johnson began to notice that a growing number of opioid overdoses were…

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Where You Live can Affect Your Health

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Rick Sadler

A new Michigan State University study is reinforcing the thought that where you live can affect your health. The study, now published in the journal Social Science & Medicine,…

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Junk Food Around Schools Prevalent in Poorer, Urban Areas

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Rick Sadler

Schools in urban areas with high levels of socioeconomic distress are exposed to a disproportionate amount of junk food, according to a recent study co-authored by a Michigan…

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Professor Awarded Fellowship to Advance Public Health

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Rick Sadler

Richard Sadler, an assistant professor of public health at Michigan State University, has been awarded a Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health fellowship. Sadler’s current research focus…

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Increasing Knowledge of Tropical Diseases in Malawi

Monday, June 18, 2018

Emerging infectious diseases such as the Zika virus and multi-drug resistant infections are reminders that infectious diseases are anything but historical footnotes. Although some infectious diseases have been…

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Child Clinical Psychologist Joins MSU

Thursday, May 31, 2018
Julia Felton

Julia Felton recently joined the Division of Public Health within the College of Human Medicine as an assistant professor. Julia Felton is a child clinical psychologist interested in…

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