Health Behavior & Health Education News
Water quality. Youth violence. Transportation. Substance abuse. These are some of the issues being addressed by the Healthy Flint Research Coordinating Center, formed with the support of the University of Michigan to build a bridge between Flint's needs and academic research.
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:48:37 -0500
A growing body of research has demonstrated the detrimental health impact of the immigration enforcement system in the U.S. Assistant professor Paul Fleming and postdoctoral fellow William Lopez discuss.
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:11:41 -0500
The psychological and social risks that adolescents experience can have a lasting impact on adulthood. When those risks include drug use, mental distress and exposure to violence, they may engage in unsafe sexual behavior that increases their chance of HIV infection, according to a new longitudinal study by the University of Michigan.
Fri, 22 Dec 2017 10:21:46 -0500
When hurricanes Irma and Maria struck the Virgin Islands this year the CDC knew to reach out to Dana and her Public Health Action Support Team (PHAST) for support in conducting a community assessment. Learn about their deployment and how Dana's dedication has shaped the organization since its inception.
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 10:20:11 -0500
A current student thanks an alum for positively impacting their experience in HBHE.
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:52:04 -0500
HBHE welcomed Kristi Gamarel to the Faculty as an Assistant Professor this year. Find out a little more about Kristi in our interview.
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:25:00 -0500
Justin Heinze joined HBHE as a research faculty member in 2012, and this year he became an Assistant Professor. Find out more about Justin and his new role in our interview.
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:35:00 -0500
Many researchers including Arlene T. Geronimus, professor of health behavior and health education, are looking into the effects of chronic stress on health disparities.
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 10:51:19 -0500
Tackling the opioid epidemic: Using alternative therapies and new technologies to curb a national crisis
Researchers at the University of Michigan School of Public Health are working to better understand various aspects of the opioid epidemic. Among them are a chronic disease expert exploring opioid alternatives for people with chronic pain and a health policy researcher looking into how states can best monitor prescribing to curb the crisis on both a population and an individual level.
Wed, 25 Oct 2017 12:15:50 -0400
Fifty years ago, one of the core problems facing the health professions was a lack of data. Today, the problem is NOT having too little data. In many contexts, the problem is that we have too much data, yet too little understanding of what those data mean.
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:35:09 -0400
As prescription drug prices continue to rise, more people are being forced to choose between paying for their medications and buying basic necessities. "High drug prices appear to affect everyone across the socioeconomic spectrum. So it's not just low-income people who are having these issues," says Minal Patel, the John G. Searle Assistant Professor or Health Behavior and Health Education at the School of Public Health.
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:58:56 -0400
Electronic health record (EHR) systems have revolutionized healthcare, mostly for good, and are here to stay. But the presence of yet another inescapable screen in the examination room can hinder communication between patients and clinicians. Minal Patel, the John G. Searle Assistant Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education at the School of Public Health, explores how IT devices in the exam room be used to improve, rather than detract from, patient engagement.
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:27:50 -0400
A large number of Americans live with chronic pain, which can limit their quality of life and leads some to seek relief from potentially dangerous opioid medications. New research from the University of Michigan School of Public Health shows the most debilitating pain hits hardest among people who have the fewest financial resources.
Fri, 01 Sep 2017 14:29:42 -0400
We love to hear from our alumni! Updates on your personal and professional accomplishments are always welcome and help us inform students of the wonderful potential an HBHE degree holds for them.
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:15:40 -0400
The 75th anniversary of the School of Public Health was the focus of the 2016-2017 academic year here at SPH.
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:58:00 -0500
This summer our rising second year MPH students are off completing 107 internships in 14 states and 15 countries.
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:48:00 -0500
We are thrilled that Dr. Cathleen Connell has been selected as interim dean of SPH.
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:37:00 -0500
Tiffany Veinot, associate professor of information and health behavior & health education, has been appointed the director of the Health Informatics program at the University of Michigan.
Wed, 02 Aug 2017 09:33:14 -0400
While young adults place a pronounced value on their mental health, many of them do not know how to access resources that can increase their ability to deal with stress, anxiety and other mental health issues, according to a new survey. Marc Zimmerman, professor in health behavior and health education, offers his perspective.
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:43:48 -0400
An after-school program that empowers young people to be agents of change in their communities has helped 8th-grade students in one Michigan area develop more prosocial behaviors and avoid antisocial behaviors, say University of Michigan School of Public Health researchers.
Mon, 05 Jun 2017 17:09:02 -0400
States that allow doctors to treat a patient's sexual partner without an in-person visit may find more success lowering rates of sexually transmitted diseases, according to a new study led by Okeoma Mmeje, MD, assistant professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Health Behavior & Health Education.
Mon, 05 Jun 2017 11:18:45 -0400
J. Scott Roberts, associate professor of Health Behavior & Health Education, discusses the impact of popular direct-to-consumer genetic tests, like 23andme.
Thu, 01 Jun 2017 10:06:00 -0400
Getting employees engaged with corporate wellness programs -- and keeping them engaged -- is still a struggle for many organizations. Ken Resnicow, professor of Health Behavior & Health Education, and other experts share their tips.
Wed, 24 May 2017 17:34:17 -0400
Minal Patel, assistant professor of Health Behavior & Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, has been recognized by the American Thoracic Society (ATS) with the 2017 ATS Assembly on Behavioral Science and Health Services Research Early Career Achievement Award.
Tue, 23 May 2017 12:27:51 -0400
Young African-American women who are victims of violence end up having more abnormal Pap smears in adulthood, but those who receive social support to help them avoid risky behaviors reduce their odds of a negative test result, according to a University of Michigan study.
Mon, 01 May 2017 16:03:00 -0500
Whitney Howell, Health Behavior and Health Education student at the School of Public Health, has been awarded the prestigious David L. Boren Fellowship for 2017-2018.
Mon, 01 May 2017 13:20:00 -0500
The March for Science across 500 cities throughout the world is just days away but organizers of the next University of Michigan teach-out say the global call to raise public awareness about the importance of science and research must continue well beyond the April 22 event.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:22:31 -0400
Poor air quality in Detroit is putting people into the hospital, keeping them from going to work and even killing some. A number of community and environmental justice groups joined together with the University of Michigan School of Public Health to create a Public Health Action Plan, which was unveiled April 18.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:58:12 -0400
Do certain people want more medical care than others do? Across four studies involving over 2,400 participants, researchers found this difference predicts health care use across a range of medical interventions and health problems, from cancer screening preferences to vaccination.
Mon, 10 Apr 2017 11:34:32 -0400
The Vandenberg Room of the Michigan League was overflowing Monday night with students waiting to hear Dr. Victor Strecher, a professor of health behavior and health education in the School of Public Health, speak about "Designing a Happy Life," an event aiming to speak about personal development.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:32:00 -0500
Have you ever experienced a phantom phone call or text? You're convinced that you felt your phone vibrate in your pocket, or that you heard your ring tone. But when you check your phone, no one actually tried to get in touch with you. It could be a sign of just how attached you've become to your phone.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:50:00 -0500
Two School of Public Health professors were appointed to collegiate professorships by the Board of Regents of the University of Michigan on March 16, 2017.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:01:04 -0400
Women experience higher stress, more chronic disease, more depression, more anxiety and are more likely to be victims of violence. Women earn less than men, and in many countries they don't have the same human rights as men. Despite the social inequality women experience, they live longer than men. This is the case without a single exception, in all countries.
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 14:53:00 -0500
For years, patients have been hearing the same message from the health-care industry: Get involved. They're told they need to do more to monitor their chronic conditions. They are directed to be more active in deciding what treatments to have, or whether to treat a condition at all. That has proved easier said than done.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 11:11:51 -0500
Please join HBHE students, faculty, staff and alumni as we celebrate the 75th Anniversary of U-M SPH in March with two special events highlighting the history of HBHE and its impact on the careers of our alumni.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 08:05:32 -0500
ANN ARBOR--Contrary to prevailing thought, first-time mothers who receive more educational advantages at an early age are more likely to have their first birth result from an unintended pregnancy, a new University of Michigan study found.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:50:14 -0500
ANN ARBOR--Acts of discrimination against Arab-Americans are associated with psychological stress, with an impact 4-5 times larger for men than women, a University of Michigan researcher has found.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:52:19 -0500
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:35:47 -0500
HBHE welcomed Paul Fleming to the Faculty as an Assistant Professor this year. Find out a little more about Paul in the interview below. We are excited to have him as a member of our faculty!
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 15:02:20 -0500
There's a proven way to live longer, slash your risk of heart disease, stroke, and Alzheimer's, curb anxiety and depression, and improve your sex life. Simply develop a sense of purpose for your life. But how do you find your life's meaning?
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 12:34:01 -0500
ANN ARBOR--With deportation and discrimination fears currently on the minds of many in the United States, a University of Michigan study shows that the stress from an historic immigration raid is associated with Latina mothers delivering babies with lower birth weights, and sometimes early.
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 15:21:42 -0500
ANN ARBOR--Detroit residents who need a lift to and from the grocery store at a reasonable price can take part in a pilot ride service through March.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:35:18 -0500
Whether you're looking to boost your energy and overall sense of purpose or just for a nudge getting to the gym or pool, these three Ann Arbor health-tech startups are developing the applications and tech-driven services that could help you, or your employees, with health and wellness resolutions in the new year and beyond.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:45:05 -0500
One project involves alerting low-income homeowners about an exemption to reduce their high property taxes. Another effort employs health care workers in neighborhoods to help residents take better care of themselves. These are among nine projects funded through new grant programs by Poverty Solutions, a new initiative launched by the University of Michigan to prevent and alleviate poverty.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:23:47 -0500
Many of the men you know are suffering from anxiety. More than six million in the United States alone have depression, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:05:45 -0500
As consumers have been able to learn more about their genetic makeup in recent years through personal genomic testing, one big criticism has been that without someone to interpret it, the health information could be harmful to the receivers.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:57:38 -0500
The university corridor in Flint, Michigan is what Laney Rupp calls a "tipping point" for revitalization efforts in the town. Surrounded by academic institutions and medical centers, the corridor has the resources and capacity for an intervention Laney has been working on.
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 08:09:00 -0500
Frenk delivers U-M commencement address, encourages grads to 'raise your sights' in times of change.
University of Miami president and global health leader Dr. Julio Frenk implored University of Michigan graduates to "raise their sights" as they embark into a world that is undergoing a pivotal moment of change.
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 11:47:51 -0500
ANN ARBOR--Despite being on the market for nearly a decade, direct-to-consumer genetic testing continues to be controversial among experts and raises concerns with health care providers and regulatory agencies.
Fri, 16 Dec 2016 15:54:28 -0500
Speaking of things you don't know, would you like your health plan to help you find your "anchoring purpose in life"? Victor Strecher, a professor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and an accomplished entrepreneur, described the health-related advantages of insurers helping members master the purpose-driven life.
Mon, 12 Dec 2016 15:54:33 -0500