Maria Brooks, associate professor of epidemiology, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the James L. Craig Award for Teaching Excellence for her exceptional service in and outside of the classroom, encouraging the learning and professional growth of all of her students and advisees, ensuring that classroom content is meaningful and relevant, well thought out and organized, as well as being able to teach complex concepts.
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Where you live affects your health. Neighborhood environments are important for understanding racial health disparities, especially during pregnancy and birth. Neighborhood environments differ by race and ethnicity in the U.S.... read more »
In Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County, the statistics on infant mortality tell a disturbing story of racial health disparities. Here, African-American babies are three or even four times more likely to die in their first year of life than white infants. They also are more likely to be born with a low birth weight or born prematurely.... read more »
Approximately 1 in 88 children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder... read more »
Adults undergoing bariatric surgery who are more physically active are less likely to have depressive symptoms and to have recently received medication or counseling for depression or anxiety than their less active counterparts, according to new research led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.... read more »