Leopoldo J. Cabassa, associate professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, is part of a team that has received a five-year $2.9 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study interventions for people suffering from mental health issues in Chile.
Washington University in St. Louis is a new member of the Age Friendly University Global Network, a group of educational institutions committed to expanding programs and policies to engage people in all life stages.
Fifty years after the passage of the Fair Housing and Civil Rights Acts, a new book, “Facing Segregation: Housing Policy Solutions for a Stronger Society,” brings together influential scholars, practitioners and policy analysts to reflect on how to use public policy to reduce segregation.
Washington University in St. Louis experts from all corners of academia long have been studying climate change in the context of their own fields. Here is a sampling of their perspectives on the National Climate Assessment released Nov. 23.
Climate change is likely to exacerbate food insecurity among the most vulnerable populations globally, says an expert on malnutrition at Washington University in St. Louis.
Michael Sherraden, director of the Center for Social Development at the Brown School, and Li Zou, international director, represented Washington University in St. Louis during a conference on “The 30th Anniversary of the Re-establishment of Social Work in China.”
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced this week it plans to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars in the United States. While the move could take years to implement, it would be a boon to reducing health disparities, says an expert at Washington University in St. Louis.
Brown School student Jesse Herman is working to make the university a more welcoming place for veterans. An Army veteran, he is a facilitator for the Office of Military & Veteran Services’ new Veteran Ally training program.
Brittany Ferrell, a social justice activist, nurse and Olin Fellow, emerged as a leader of the protest movement after Michael Brown’s shooting in Ferguson and co-founded Millennial Activists United. Her activism shifted her career plans to studying public health.
A yearlong program for adolescent girl refugees in Sub-Saharan Africa successfully promoted healthy transitions to adulthood within the evaluation period, according to the results of randomized controlled trials in Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The study was led by Lindsay Stark, associate professor at the Brown School.