GAO Report on Actions Needed to Address the Challenges of Responding to Zika Virus Disease Outbreaks

Knowledge about Zika virus epidemiology has increased in the past year, including information about Zika virus disease incidence and distribution of cases, and its associated adverse health outcomes, according to a report issued on May 23 by the Government Accountability Office.  The report includes five recommendations for the Secretary of Health and Human Services related to Zika virus surveillance, diagnostic tests, and mosquito control programs.

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Among Adults Experiencing Homelessness, Risks Differ for Men, Women, and Transgender Individuals

New study shows 56% of transgender participants had been violently attacked while homeless

Anne Markus and CHAMPS Study Team Published in Pediatrics

Associate Professor Anne Markus and the rest of the Community Healthcare for Asthma Management and Prevention of Symptoms (CHAMPS) study team published the first in a series of articles on the results from a multi-site, multi-year evaluation of evidence-based childhood asthma interventions implemented in Community Health Centers.

Melissa Goldstein Speaks at Conference on Innovations in Workplace and Community Wellness

Associate Professor Melissa Goldstein spoke at a conference on Innovations in Workplace and Community Wellness: A New Era on Thursday, April 6 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. The conference was sponsored jointly by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the American College of Preventive Medicine and Pfizer. Goldstein’s talk focused on privacy and ethics issues on a panel on Improving Health through Genetics.

Erin Brantley Presents at National Conference on Tobacco or Health

Senior Research Associate Erin Brantley presented “Linking Data to Uncover Medicaid’s Role in Cessation” at the National Conference on Tobacco or Health in Austin, Texas, on March 22. The study is coauthored by Senior Research Scientist Erika Steinmetz, Lead Research Scientist Brian Bruen and Professor Leighton Ku. The presentation was part of a panel on the Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey.