Assistant Professor Ming Li receives NIH grant for genetic risk in congenital heart defects

Ming Li, assistant professor in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, has received a $170,000 grant to study the role of genetic and environmental determinants that influence the risk of congenital heart defects. Using innovative biostatistical approaches and applying them to identify gene-by-gene and gene-by-environment combinations that may jointly influence the disease risk may lead to more precise... Read more »

Researchers and collaborators demonstrate that chemicals which clear senescent cells from the body can make mice live longer and healthier lives

A research team including David B. Allison, Ph.D. Dean of the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington and led by James L. Kirkland, M.D., Ph.D., of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, found that injecting even a small number of senescent (older) cells into young, healthy mice causes damage that can result in physical dysfunction.... Read more »

Safety faculty receive funding from Alpha Foundation to study musculoskeletal disorder risk factors within stone and sand and gravel mining operations

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), particularly strains and sprains, within stone and sand and gravel mining operations are problematic. In order to protect the nearly 102,000 miners working in stone and sand and gravel mining operations across the United States, the Alpha Foundation has awarded researchers at Indiana University–Bloomington a grant for $249,999 to identify specific risk factors... Read more »

Research Roundup

A roster of the latest research publications from faculty and researchers at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington: Acute modulation in dietary behavior following glycogen depletion and post-exercise supplementation in trained cyclists Drowning prevention: Assessment of a classroom-based water safety education program in Vietnam Effects of 8-hour time-restricted feeding on body weight and metabolic... Read more »

Research examines association between serum mercury levels with the incidence of ischemic stroke

In a recent study published in Environment International, “Serum mercury concentration and the risk of ischemic stroke: The Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke Trace Element Study,” a team of IU School of Public Health-Bloomington researchers, led by Cheng Chen, examined the association between serum mercury levels with the incidence of ischemic stroke... Read more »

Research team examines condom use program efficacy among college women

In a recent article in the Journal of American College Health, “A pilot test of a self-guided, home-based intervention to improve condom-related sexual experiences, attitudes, and behaviors among young women,” a research team, led by IU School of Public Health faculty researcher, William L. Yarber, HSD, examined a male condom use program aimed at young... Read more »

IU team of researchers examines graffiti on public information posters on sexual violence

In a recent article, “Graffiti with a Purpose: Sexual Violence & Social Justice Conversations in University Bathroom Stalls” in the Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice and Criminology, researchers examined graffiti on public information posters on sexual violence to assess several issues including efficacy. In 2014, Indiana University began posting educational fliers in bathroom stalls across... Read more »

SPH team examines relationships between clinical measures of obesity and cumulative cardiometabolic risk in adolescents

It is well-known that obesity tracks from childhood to adulthood most strongly of all cardiometabolic risk factors. The goal of the research, lead by Wasantha Jayawardene, Assistant Research Scientist at the School of Public Health, and published in Clinical Obesity, was to determine the relationship of body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC) with... Read more »

SPH researcher examines role of reproductive decision making in communities under threat from Zika in Peru

The long-term management and prevention of Zika virus requires understanding of reproductive and sexual health behaviours, including mechanisms of partnered decision-making. In their research “Performing Purity: Gendered Dynamics of reproductive decision making under threat of Zika in Peru,” the research team, led by Lucia Guerra-Reyes,  reported on a qualitative study conducted before the arrival of Zika... Read more »

David B. Allison awarded the 2018 Harry V. Roberts Statistical Advocate of the Year by the American Statistical Association

David B. Allison, Dean of the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, Distinguished Professor and Provost Professor, was awarded June 19th with the 2018 Harry V. Roberts Statistical Advocate of the Year Award by the American Statistical Association for distinguished and longstanding contributions in sound methodology, research integrity, and clear exposition of complex statistical concepts,... Read more »