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Biases in cardiometabolic research put minority women's lives at risk

New research from Michigan Public Health

Biases in heart disease and metabolic disorder – also known as cardiometabolic – studies are putting the lives of midlife Black and Hispanic women in jeopardy. These women are experiencing cardiometabolic risks five to 11 years earlier than White women, but studies designed to gauge these differences often underestimate the disparity, according to new research from the University of Michigan.

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Bhramar Mukherjee elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Induction into the NAM is the highest honor for health and medicine researchers in the United States.

Today, Bhramar Mukherjee, the John D. Kalbfleisch Collegiate Professor and chair of the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, was one of five University of Michigan professors elected to the National Academy of Medicine. Induction into the NAM is the highest honor for health and medicine researchers in the United States.

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Air pollution tips the scale for obesity in women

New research from Michigan Public Health

Obesity has been a major global health issue in recent decades as more people eat unhealthy diets and fail to exercise regularly. A new University of Michigan School of Public Health study suggests there is another factor that tips the scale in women's weight, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, and body fat — air pollution.

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Kate Bauer receives Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Food Security Award

Kate Bauer, associate professor of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, has been named the Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Food Security for the 2022-2023 academic year. Fulbright awards are considered one of the United States government’s most prestigious awards, supporting interdisciplinary academic research and work.

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ATLAS study to examine how major life transitions relate to suicide risk

Q&A with Briana Mezuk

Briana Mezuk, associate professor of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, studies the interrelationship between physical and mental health. Recently, she was awarded a grant by the National Institute of Mental Health to better understand this interrelationship, particularly as it related to suicide risk. We spoke with Mezuk to learn about the study.