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How Adolescents' Relationships with their Parents Affect Mental Health

Research by Dr. Ali Crandall and Gracie Bradford determined that adolescents' relationships with adults are more predictive of depressive symptoms than factors such as economic stress, family stress, or neighborhood safety.
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Public Health Students Compete in National Case Study Competition

Emily Spendlove, Kaylie Lake, and Emily Nelson created an intervention to increase the percentage of breastfed babies in Winn Parish, Louisiana and gained experience serving through public health.
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Cognitive Decline After Epilepsy in Older Adults

A ten-year study reveals that epilepsy increases the risk of cognitive decline in older adults.
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Vaccination Volunteers

Public Health Students Volunteer at Vaccination Clinics
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Public Health Students Present at SOPHE Conference on Nighttime Commuting Safety

Research by Public Health graduates Ida Tovar and Alyssa Baer and Dr. Robbie Chaney showed differences in how men and women react to campus environments while walking at night.
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Increasing Diversity in Cancer Clinical Trials

Public health students worked to increase diversity in cancer clinical trials by presenting educational materials to the Utah Pacific Islander Coalition.
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Connecting Help Me Grow Utah with Primary Care Physicians

Public health students worked to integrate public health and primary care by connecting Help Me Grow Utah, a program from the United Way, with local primary care physicians.
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Public Health Lessons from Manuel Nuñez Butrón

In the 1900's in Peru, Manuel Nuñez Butrón taught indigenous communities about modern health, with an approach that is worth learning from.
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How Childhood Experiences Affect Family Health

Research by Dustin Hansen, Chantel Daines, and Dr. Ali Crandall found that positive and negative childhood experiences affect adult family health.
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2021 Articles

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How Childhood Experiences Affect Family Health

September 14, 2021 09:24 AM
Research by Dustin Hansen, Chantel Daines, and Dr. Ali Crandall found that positive and negative childhood experiences affect adult family health.
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Public Health Lessons from Manuel Nuñez Butrón

September 09, 2021 02:57 PM
In the 1900's in Peru, Manuel Nuñez Butrón taught indigenous communities about modern health, with an approach that is worth learning from.
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Increasing Diversity in Cancer Clinical Trials

July 12, 2021 11:47 AM
Public health students worked to increase diversity in cancer clinical trials by presenting educational materials to the Utah Pacific Islander Coalition.
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Connecting Help Me Grow Utah with Primary Care Physicians

July 12, 2021 11:41 AM
Public health students worked to integrate public health and primary care by connecting Help Me Grow Utah, a program from the United Way, with local primary care physicians.
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Dr. Erik Nelson: New Public Health Professor

June 17, 2021 12:22 PM
Dr. Erik Nelson joined the Department of Public Health in June.
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Dr. Josh West Named Chair of Department of Public Health

June 10, 2021 12:46 PM
Dr. Josh West will begin his assignment as the new chair of the Department of Public Health on July 1, 2021.
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Public Health Students Present at SOPHE Conference on Nighttime Commuting Safety

June 02, 2021 11:11 AM
Research by Public Health graduates Ida Tovar and Alyssa Baer and Dr. Robbie Chaney showed differences in how men and women react to campus environments while walking at night.
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Vaccination Volunteers

May 20, 2021 11:08 AM
Public Health Students Volunteer at Vaccination Clinics
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Cognitive Decline After Epilepsy in Older Adults

April 20, 2021 12:08 PM
A ten-year study reveals that epilepsy increases the risk of cognitive decline in older adults.
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2020 Articles

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1st Place Win in the Experiential Learning & Internships Video Contest

January 10, 2020 08:59 AM
Congratulations to Emily Spendlove, who won 1st place in the Experiential Learning & Internships video contest featuring her experience volunteering with Mothers Across Borders.
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Nikhil Durandhar, Ph.D. to speak at BYU Life Science Seminar

November 09, 2020 10:30 AM
International Obesity Treatment and Research Expert Nikhlil Durandhar will speak at the College of Life Sciences Seminar November 12.
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How E-Scooters Affect the Environment, Public Health, and Provo City

November 03, 2020 12:11 PM
As e-scooters have grown in popularity around the world, they’ve sparked questions about their practicality and their impact on the environment and public health. Dr. Robbie Chaney and Dr. Jeff Glenn researched the behavior of 1,070 scooter users in Provo to discover the answers. Here’s what they found.
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Risk of In-Person Voting per County Evaluated by Public Health Researchers

October 27, 2020 01:45 PM
Public Health researchers have created a map showing risk levels for in-person voting for each county in the country. With that information, voters can make safe and informed decisions in the middle of a pandemic and an election.
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How Involving Families Improves Public Health Programs

October 19, 2020 10:26 AM
Kirsten Novilla’s recent research highlights the important role of families in public health.
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Pandemics, Politics, Mental Health, and an Opportunity

October 15, 2020 01:20 PM
Nationwide survey distributed to discover how political perspectives influenced pandemic reactions and how the pandemic affected mental health.
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Hairdressers Against Skin Cancer

October 06, 2020 12:09 PM
What if all hairdressers were trained to recognize signs of skin cancer? SCAN is making that idea a reality with 45-minute trainings for hairdressers.
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Free flu shots on Campus this week

September 29, 2020 12:57 PM
Getting a flu shot is free and easy at the Marriott Center this week and will help keep our campus safe.
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Life-saving NeoLife Ventilator ready for FDA approval

July 20, 2019 06:17 PM
A life-saving ventilator designed to help newborns in developing nations is headed for FDA approval, thanks to a team of BYU students and recent graduates.

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2019 Articles

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Rosemary Thackeray appointed BYU assistant to the president for planning and assessment

July 08, 2019 04:36 PM
Replaces James D. Gordon III, who is retiring after 35 years of service to the university
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1st Place Win for Public Health Student

July 20, 2019 05:54 PM
Congratulations for a 1st Place Win
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Inspired BYU grad a force against global disease

July 08, 2019 05:07 PM
As a young girl growing up in Lagos, Nigeria, Moremi Hamblin saw her parents as prime examples of the difference an education can make in the quality of life.
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BYU Public Health students and the BYU Civil Rights Seminar

July 19, 2019 10:54 PM
BYU Civil Rights Seminar
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Children who face adversity have better long-term health if they have enough positive childhood experiences too

September 13, 2019 11:29 AM
Previous studies found having adverse childhood experiences can lead to poor health outcomes later in life. New BYU research finds the anecdote is to counter those with enough positive experiences.
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More from 2018

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BYU study: Cancer passing heart disease as leading cause of death in more and more states

July 09, 2019 08:51 AM
Trend shows U.S. on verge of epidemiologic transition
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Dr. Beard Earns Prize for Research on ALS and Veterans

July 20, 2019 06:07 PM
Dr. Beard Earns Research Prize
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Life-saving NeoLife Ventilator ready for FDA approval

July 20, 2019 06:17 PM
A life-saving ventilator designed to help newborns in developing nations is headed for FDA approval, thanks to a team of BYU students and recent graduates.

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Keep calm and carry on: Mothers with high emotional, cognitive control help kids behave

July 20, 2019 06:15 PM
A new parenting study led by professor Ali Crandall finds that the greater emotional control and problem-solving abilities a mother has, the less likely her children will develop behavioral problems such as throwing tantrums or fighting.

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Parting Thoughts on Healthcare Reform

July 21, 2019 09:24 PM
Department retires beloved professor
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