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How Public Health Can Light the World

Making a Difference this Christmas Season
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Rebuilding Trust in a Post-Pandemic World

Lessons from COVID-19 provide valuable insights three years later
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How Rural Living Connects to Cognitive Impairment

BYU students Matthew Harris, Erica Bennion, and Kristine Magnusson, with BYU Public Health associate professor Dr. Evan Thacker, discovered an association between rural living and cognitive impairment and published their findings in the journal Neuroepidemiology.
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Student Awards 2023

The following students were recognized for their outstanding achievements throughout this past academic year
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Shifting the dialogue on divisive issues

Public health students conduct “campus conversations” to discuss polarizing topics without expecting to reach common ground
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Preserving brain health may require more than reducing seizures

Dr. Evan Thacker’s new research shows a greater cognitive decline in older adults with epilepsy when vascular risk factors are also present
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Addressing Social Disparities With a Christ-Centered Perspective

Dr. Lori Spruance highlights the relationship between agency and access, in regards to making healthy choices and coming unto Jesus Christ.
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Social Components of Health and Fitness Apps Surge in Recent Years

The once-missing piece in health apps—identified by Dr. Josh West—may facilitate behavior change
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Is Insulin Increasing Risk of Infertility?

Insulin resistance contributes to common infertility disorders, according to Dr. Ben Bikman
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Why Investing in International Nutrition Matters

Since nutrition is often the answer to preventable diseases, international interventions are crucial
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How Multi-Media Campaigns Can Change Behavior Overseas

MPH students analyze data from a Tanzanian intervention
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Mental Health, COVID-19 Stressors and Family Health Attitudes

Two years into the pandemic, research finds that COVID stressors and family health are associated with growing mental health rates in the United States
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Changing the Narrative for Native American Health

BYU MPH students embark on the daunting task of including Native American populations in Farm to Fork Bill.

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Faculty Position 2024.pdf

We are looking for a qualified professor to join our team.