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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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Student Awards 2021-2022

The following public health students are highlighted for outstanding achievement. They were nominated by their professors.
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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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Improving Public Health Through Public Relations

Cancer survivor teams up with students to spread awareness of lymphoma in a public relations campaign
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How An Internship is Changing this BYU Student’s View of Health Promotion

Senior Seth Larson interns through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to promote health self reliance in Mexico
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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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BYU Researchers Map Driving Times to Food Sources in the Navajo Nation

Research from BYU students and professors about food availability shows driving times to food sources for Navajo Nation residents.
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How Perceived Racism and Socioeconomic Status Affect Family Health

Tatiana Pryor’s research, titled “The Effects of Perceived Racism and Socioeconomic Status on Family Health” is an important analysis of the factors that influence health. Her research won 3rd place at the CURA poster competition in November 2021.
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How Parents’ Social Media Use Influences Family Health

Eliza Olpin presented a CURA poster on how parents’ social media use influences family health.

2022 Articles

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How Multi-Media Campaigns Can Change Behavior Overseas

June 09, 2022 12:08 PM
MPH students analyze data from a Tanzanian intervention
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Mental Health, COVID-19 Stressors and Family Health Attitudes

April 05, 2022 04:17 PM
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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Improving Public Health Through Public Relations

March 03, 2022 09:25 AM
Cancer survivor teams up with students to spread awareness of lymphoma in a public relations campaign
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Changing the Narrative for Native American Health

March 01, 2022 09:21 AM
BYU MPH students embark on the daunting task of including Native American populations in Farm to Fork Bill.
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How An Internship is Changing this BYU Student’s View of Health Promotion

February 23, 2022 11:22 AM
Senior Seth Larson interns through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to promote health self reliance in Mexico
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2021 Articles

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How Perceived Racism and Socioeconomic Status Affect Family Health

December 14, 2021 11:01 AM
Tatiana Pryor’s research, titled “The Effects of Perceived Racism and Socioeconomic Status on Family Health” is an important analysis of the factors that influence health. Her research won 3rd place at the CURA poster competition in November 2021.
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Mentored Research and Multiple Sclerosis

November 15, 2021 03:59 PM
BYU public health graduate Emily Hawkes wins experiential learning award
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Pharmacy-Prescribed Contraceptives in Utah

November 09, 2021 09:15 AM
BYU students and professors studied the effects of a 2019 standing order that allows Utah pharmacists to prescribe contraceptives.
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What Operation Outbreak Taught BYU Students and Faculty

October 21, 2021 09:44 AM
BYU students and faculty participated in Operation Outbreak, a virtual simulation of the transmission of infectious disease, and learned how participant behaviors affect the rate of transmission.
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BYU Flu Shot Clinic

October 11, 2021 04:50 PM
The BYU Wellness Program provides free flu shots Oct 12th in the Wilkinson Center Garden Court and 13th in the Marriott Center
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BYU Researchers Map Driving Times to Food Sources in the Navajo Nation

October 05, 2021 03:33 PM
Research from BYU students and professors about food availability shows driving times to food sources for Navajo Nation residents.
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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 1900s 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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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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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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