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Amanda Wilson, PhD
Amanda Wilson, PhD, reflects on how guidance from experienced public health researchers helped her navigate roadblocks in her work to improve cleaning workers’ respiratory health.
Khadijah Breathett
Very few physicians or patients enter an exam or hospital room with the intent of racially alienating the other person in the room, but research demonstrates that minority populations, particularly African American and Hispanic patients, receive unequal care compared to white patients.
Kelly Palmer, MHS, CCRP
You are likely familiar with type 2 diabetes, the most common form, but what do you know about prediabetes?
Ole J. Thienhaus, MD, MBA, FACPsych
Research shows that more than 5 million Americans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Alzheimer’s awareness, research studies, and learning more about brain health are all essential to our collective well-being.
Brittany L. Forte
What lacks a brain but has the ability to swiftly avoid setting off our body’s intruder detectors, bringing its own blueprints into our cells to make more of itself, and in some cases, cause cancer? Human papillomavirus.
Valerie Schaibley, PhD
Kenneth S. Ramos, MD, PhD, PharmB
There is power in numbers. When a researcher is studying the causes of a human disease, the more people involved in the study, the greater the probability that the study will generate useful results.
Michelle Kahn-John, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, GNP
Moving toward a more progressive and culturally relevant approach to Native American health care, Indian Health Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require culturally sensitive care in health-care settings.
Wanda F. Moore
As an African American woman, I am aware that I’m in one of the highest-risk groups for dying from heart disease but my non-inherited risk factors are manageable.
Will Humble, MPH
Good oral health is more than just a nice smile. Having good oral health improves a person’s ability to speak, smile, smell, taste, touch, chew and eat. 
Will Humble, MPH
Unintended pregnancies, especially teen pregnancy and its social consequences, are a significant cause of inter-generational poverty and poor health outcomes.

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