Over the past five weeks, Class Acts has celebrated the makers and the advocates, the researchers and the champions for health equity. Here, we meet three public servants who have worked to build a stronger St. Louis: David Blount, a policy expert at the Brown School, Deanna Davise, a defender of children at the School of Law, and Theresa Matheus, a middle school educator at University College.
Matthew Kreuter, the Kahn Family Professor of Public Health at the Brown School, has received $1.9 million in grants to help increase COVID-19 vaccinations among the Black community in St. Louis City and County.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s proposed ban on menthol flavored cigarettes and all flavored cigars could be particularly beneficial for Black and young people, says an expert on tobacco control at Washington University in St. Louis.
This week, Class Acts celebrates three leaders in research — Churchill Scholar Jessika Baral, Spencer T. Olin Fellow Chelsey Carter and U.S Army veteran Alex Reiter.
Scientists at Washington University found in a study that a new, more involved approach is needed to get women who need help with basic resources to undergo screenings for cervical cancer.
Most African American women described successfully navigating the challenges of a breast cancer diagnosis with their partners, finds a new analysis from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.
New research from the Center for Social Development at the Brown School shows that parents of newborns with Child Development Accounts respond by deepening their commitment to the child’s higher education and their own efforts to save for that education.
Matthew Kreuter, the Kahn Family Professor of Public Health at the Brown School, is trying to make sure everyone understands the COVID-19 vaccine.
Moving scientific research results into public health and patient care more quickly could have a significant impact on health equity, finds a new paper from researchers at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.
Ruopeng An, assistant professor at the Brown School, has received a $90,000 three-year grant from the Egg Nutrition Center for a project titled “Influence of Whole Egg Consumption on Diet Quality and Cognitive Function among U.S. Older Adults.”
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