Dr. Xi Chen will deliver the UK College of Public Health Distinguished Lecture on “Climate and Environmental Health Challenges to Human Development in China” on April 27 at the University of Kentucky.
UK College of Public Health researcher Hefei Wen has authored a study showing state drug-monitoring programs are effective in reducing the number of opioids prescribed to Medicaid recipients.
The research, published in the April edition of Health Affairs, provides evidence that state mandates for provider participation in prescription drug-monitoring programs (PDMP) have influenced safer prescribing practices in providers who treat Medicaid patients. The analysis suggests state PDMP mandates are associated with a reduction in opioid prescriptions received by Medicaid patients and Medicaid spending on opioid prescriptions by as much as 10 percent.
Dr. Anna Goodman Hoover, Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health, published “Sensemaking, stakeholder discord, and long-term risk communication at a US Superfund site” in the March 2017 issue of Reviews on Environmental Health.
University of Kentucky researchers have observed a significant reduction in sexual violence perpetration and victimization among Kentucky high school students, according to a recently published study on the “Green Dot” bystander intervention program.
Researchers from the Kentucky Injury and Prevention Center recently published the report “Characterization of Foreign-Born vs.
CPH Researchers undertook a pilot study, “Promoting Teen Contraceptive Use by Intervention with Their Mothers,” the results of which have been published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
The department of Health, Behavior & Society within the College of Public Health is seeking a tenured Professor as a Department Chair. The selected individual will be expected to collaborate with faculty, staff, and students throughout the College and with other colleges within the University. In addition, this position will be viewed nationally as a senior leader complementing and expanding existing departmental and College strengths, including cancer prevention and control, community-based interventions, dissemination and implementation science, practice-based research, and/or health disparities research. The selected individual will maintain an active research program with extramural support from NIH, CDC, health-related foundations, and/or other funding sources.