Mental Health Results

    • Dad and children

      "The Best Possible Parent"

      Research in Focus with Alison Miller

      Even under the best circumstances, parenting can be stressful and challenging. But for parents facing significant obstacles such as poverty, incarceration, or mental health issues, those stresses multiply. Alison Miller, associate professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, works on interventions to support parents and help their children thrive. Read more

    • Couple meeting with a counselor

      Michigan Public Health to Launch HIV Prevention Program for Transgender Women and Their Partners

      New Project Led by Kristi Gamarel

      More than 20 percent of transgender women are currently living with HIV, and transgender women are nearly 50 times more likely to contract HIV than cisgender individuals. A research team led by Kristi Gamarel, assistant professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, is working to address this health inequity. Read more

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      Kids and Guns: Geography, Race, and Policy

      In May, Zimmerman and Carter presented “Kids and Guns: Prevention Strategies,” a community conversation in Dexter, Michigan, to help local residents understand the risks associated with youth exposure to firearms and strategies for mitigating those risks. Read more

    • Infographic: 90 percent of accidental firearm deaths occur at home; 3 out of 4 children knew where there firearms were in their homes

      Kids and Guns: Access to Firearms

      In May, Zimmerman and Carter presented “Kids and Guns: Prevention Strategies,” a community conversation in Dexter, Michigan, to help local residents understand the risks associated with youth exposure to firearms and strategies for mitigating those risks. Read more

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      Kids and Guns: Safety First

      In May, researchers Marc Zimmerman and Patrick Carter presented “Kids and Guns: Prevention Strategies,” a community conversation in Dexter, Michigan, to help local residents understand the risks associated with youth exposure to firearms and strategies for mitigating those risks. Read more

    • Mother and baby

      Research and Policy Perspectives on Separating Children and Parents

      New Report Compiled by Alison Miller

      Since May 2018, more than 2,300 children have been separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border. A new report, compiled by Alison Miller, associate professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, and colleagues, includes comments from a range of experts who have reviewed research evidence on the science of early child development, stress and trauma, and policy implications of family separation and reunions for very young children. Read more