Epidemiology

A black patient receives a vaccine

Vaccine Hesitancy and COVID-19

Q&A with Abram Wagner and Trina R. Shanks

With several vaccines approved and more people receiving them, our eyes now turn to vaccine acceptance. Vaccines give us the ability to prevent severe disease and reduce transmission. What questions do people have about the vaccines and the systems administering them? Read more

A doctor talking to a patient.

Expanded Lung Cancer Screening Eligibility Would Save Lives

New research from Rafael Meza

Reducing the initial screening age and including those with lower smoking exposures would help avert lung cancer-related deaths, according to a new study by the Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network, led by a University of Michigan researcher. Read more

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Why You Shouldn't Eat Out for Valentine's Day: An Epidemiologist Explains

Q&A with Ryan Malosh

With another holiday approaching, it’s tempting to want a taste of freedom from COVID-19 social distancing. The risk of catching COVID-19 is still extremely high in most parts of the country. Epidemiologist Ryan Malosh answers some questions about eating out and socializing. Read more

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Strict Public Health Measures During Holidays Likely Saved Lives in Michigan

New research from Marisa Eisenberg

Increased social distance measures over Thanksgiving and Christmas following the Pause to Save Lives might have prevented more than 100,000 coronavirus cases in Michigan—potentially avoiding thousands of deaths during the holiday season, according to preliminary findings by the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Read more