Doubt and truth take center stage in Dean Allison’s remarks to IUSPH graduating students

Three quarters of a century ago, in 1944 to be precise, the beautiful organ you see on my right was installed at Indiana University. In that same year, a bit to the east at another university, Charles Burwell, the Dean of the Harvard Medical School, addressed his School’s students and spoke these words: “Half of what... Read more »

School of Public Health researchers help reveal social stress is associated with shortened lifespan in mice

The work will help researchers study the role of psychosocial stress on cardiovascular disease and shortened lifespan in people. Indiana Researchers have discovered that animals who became dominant in a social relationship lived significantly longer than those who became subordinate. The study, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota, represents the first rodent model assessing... Read more »

TEDMED Talk: Addressing the public health impact of mountaintop removal mining

“What is the ethical obligation of the scientist who believes populations are in danger?” That was the question that professor Michael Hendryx asked himself when he began to uncover the detrimental health effects of mountain top removal in Appalachia. In 2006, Dr. Hendryx, Professor in the Department of Environmental Health at Indiana University Bloomington’s School... Read more »

IU School of Public Health-Bloomington offers free online training on opioid crisis, harm reduction

The Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington is providing free online training to health professionals and practitioners in Indiana to address the state’s opioid crisis, particularly harm reduction around intravenous drug use. The opportunity is a part of the school’s “Public Health & You” initiative, developed in 2012 to provide education and training to health... Read more »

Professor William L. Yarber named Provost Professor

Professor William L. Yarber, professor of applied health science at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, senior scientist at the Kinsey Institute, and senior director of the Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention, has been named Provost Professor by Indiana University Bloomington Provost, Lauren Robel. This prestigious, campus-wide competitive award honors those who have achieved... Read more »

IU School of Public Health researchers find many Indiana pharmacists are not dispensing naloxone

Naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal medication, can save lives, as reflected by the U.S. surgeon general’s recent advisory that Americans carry it and know how to use. But in Indiana, only one in four pharmacists have actually dispensed the medication, an Indiana University study found. Researchers at the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington’s Rural Center for AIDS/STD... Read more »

Faculty member investigates contributing factors to congenital syphilis

Pregnant women with syphilis who do not receive a proper diagnosis and/or adequate prenatal care may spread the infection in utero to their fetuses. Congenital syphilis can have major health impacts, such as miscarriage, stillbirth, premature birth and low birthweight, as well as jaundice, meningitis, deformed bones and severe anemia in infants. In a recent... Read more »

IU School of Public Health researcher examines blood lead levels as predictor of violent crimes

  Could criminal and antisocial behavior be linked to the distribution of lead within a region? That is the question Erik J. Nelson, assistant professor in epidemiology and biostatistics at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, in collaboration with lead author Brian B. Boutwell of Saint Louis University, sought to answer in the ecological... Read more »

David Smiley welcomed to Indiana University FACET Class of 2018

David Smiley, a faculty member from the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, is among twenty faculty members from IU campuses across the state who have been selected to join the FACET Class of 2018.  He and the others join a group of over 600 IU faculty members chosen since FACET’s inception in 1989. FACET awards... Read more »

Study finds Americans lack key knowledge of Zika virus transmission

In a study released recently in the Pan-American Journal of Public Health, researchers at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington found that U.S. adults, especially young men, lack awareness of how Zika virus is transmitted, and how at risk they are for the virus. More than 90 percent of those surveyed reported either no... Read more »