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Public Health    Epidemiology    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

Poisoned: Assessing the ‘Dirty Truth’ About Foodborne Illness

It’s been 30 years since Americans began looking at hamburgers differently. In 1993, what started as an alert from a Seattle emergency department doctor of an unusual number of bloody diarrhea cases ended in the then-largest foodborne outbreak in the nation’s history.

Author Debra Melani | Publish Date September 14, 2023
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Patient Care    Public Health    Epidemiology    Monkeypox    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

Rare Spread of Monkeypox Puts Health Experts on Alert

The unusual spread of monkeypox from West and Central Africa, where it has occurred sporadically, has health experts on alert. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week issued a health advisory asking clinicians to be on the lookout for the virus’s characteristic rash and fever.

Author Chris Casey | Publish Date May 23, 2022
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Research    Public Health    Epidemiology    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

Study Shows Investment in Public Health Programs Helps Prevent the Spread of Foodborne Illnesses

A new study released by the Colorado School of Public Health evaluated the structural and outbreak factors associated with reporting foodborne outbreaks and found that the number and types of foodborne outbreaks reported varied substantially across states, with high reporting states reporting four times more outbreaks than low reporting states.

Author Laura Kelley | Publish Date May 18, 2022
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Research    Epidemiology    Obesity    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

Study Finds Body Mass Index for Children Greatest in Midwest, Least in West

A study examining the body mass index (BMI) of over 14,000 children from birth to age 15 shows those in the Midwest have the highest BMI levels while kids in the West have the lowest, suggesting regional influences may play a role in the development of childhood obesity.

Author David Kelly | Publish Date September 01, 2021
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COVID-19    Public Health    Epidemiology

From Smoking Decrees to COVID-19: Epidemiology Has Changed the World

This brief essay takes on a topic that returns about 9 billion hits with a Google search on the phrase Why Science Matters. Here, I offer comments that are framed in public health and that dwell on public health sciences. Recently deceased, former Gov. Richard Lamm quipped (in 1986): “The major factors that brought health to mankind were epidemiology, sanitation, vaccination, refrigeration and screen windows.” I agree with Gov. Lamm.

Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date August 09, 2021
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COVID-19    Epidemiology    CSPH

Natural-Born Sleuth, Globetrotter Combines Passions With Public Health Job

Editor's note: “Our COVID-19 Fighters” is an occasional series highlighting the ways the CU Anschutz Medical Campus community is helping patients and the wider community in the fight against the pandemic. We welcome your story ideas; please share them here

Author Chris Casey | Publish Date April 29, 2020
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