The Prevention Research Center at Washington University in St. Louis has been awarded a $3.8 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to lead a broad effort to better practice evidence-based policies to improve health.
Nearly 1,000 women engaged in sex work in Uganda are being provided with savings accounts, financial literacy skills and vocational training in a study currently underway by researchers from the Brown School.
Brown School researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have begun work on a five-year, $3.9 million study that tests an innovative approach to help low-income smokers quit: helping people establish rules banning smoking inside their homes.
Restricting the sale of menthol cigarettes to tobacco specialty shops may reduce the number of retailers and increase the cost of smoking, according to new research from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.
Three members of the Washington University faculty have been appointed to serve as faculty fellows in the Office of the Provost, according to Interim Provost Marion Crain. During the 2019-20 academic year, they will focus on several high-priority academic initiatives.
As part of a federal initiative to end the HIV epidemic, Washington University in St. Louis will establish a center to provide guidance and support to local organizations working to reduce HIV infection rates in their communities. Among other things, the center will help organizations provide PrEP, a medicine that prevents HIV infection.
Superhero expert Peter Coogan, lecturer in American culture studies and author of the book “Superhero: the Secret Origin of a Genre,” discusses why superheroes are so popular and the origins of the superhero genre.
Alice Emasu Seruyange (right), MSW ’10, has built the first hospital in Uganda specializing in treating obstetric fistulas. Here she is with a fistula survivor.
People living in marginalized communities in St. Louis, particularly African Americans, have been enduring, as one study participant said “real problems,” such as violence and racism, that are perceived as more immediate than issues of climate change, finds a study from the Brown School.
The Community Academic Partnership on Addiction Clinic, a partnership between the Brown School and Preferred Family Healthcare, was able to increase treatment completion rates by 11% over a six-month time period.