In August, Americans made nearly a million calls for help to the 211 emergency resources helpline, according to 211 Counts, a national tracking system in 36 states developed by the Brown School’s Health Communication Research Laboratory.
Michelle Smirnova, AB ’06, argues that the ongoing opioid drug epidemic is the result of an endless cycle in which suffering is medicalized and drug use is criminalized.
Jake Rosenfeld, in Arts & Sciences, and Stephen Roll, at the Brown School, received grants from the Washington Center for Equitable Growth to study how inequality affects economic growth and well-being in the United States.
New sociology research from Elizabeth Korver-Glenn in Arts & Sciences finds Black and Latino subsidized renters live in homes with more unsafe conditions while simultaneously paying more, both total cost and relative to their income.
Some have raised concerns about the age of President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, who are 80 and 77 respectively, and who are both vying to be elected president in 2024. Performance and accomplishments matter, but old age should not, per se, said three experts on aging at Washington University in St. Louis.
Mark R. Rank, the Herbert S. Hadley Professor of Social Welfare at the Brown School, received prestigious awards over the past six months for his book exploring the myths of poverty in the U.S. and why those myths continue to exist.
WashU’s Institute for School Partnership is working with two underperforming elementary schools in St. Louis to develop creative teacher-leaders, and the results show marked improvement in student performance.
Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and the School of Medicine is launching a prostate cancer screening initiative along with an educational campaign in the St. Louis region to address racial disparities in prostate cancer.
New research from Arts & Sciences is among the first to provide concrete evidence that paternity leave policies can lead to more gender-equal attitudes — especially among those directly impacted by the policy.
Livi Logan-Wood is about to graduate with dual master’s degrees in business administration from Olin Business School and social work from the Brown School. She will work at World Wide Technology.