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Study Abroad - Dominican Republic copyInsights From Study Abroad
Offered during the Maymester 2014 in the Dominican Republic, the first Study Abroad program offered by the School of Public Health is introducing students to a range of health and health disparities issues using a Syndemics Model. The term syndemics refers to the extraordinary clustering of adverse social circumstances and their effects on health outcomes.

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Finding the Link Between Parent Distress and Child Depression

In an article published in the British Journal of Clinical Psychology, Assistant Professor in Biostatistics Betty Lai and colleagues find that parent distress is a risk factor for child depression, but not a risk factor for child post traumatic stress or anxiety.

Encouraging Condom Use Among Youth in Kampala

Georgia State researchers along with colleagues from the Uganda Youth Development Link, have published “Disparities in Sexual Activity Indicators among Youth Living in the Slums of Kampala: Comparisons with Representative National and Urban School-Attending Youth” in International STD Research & Reviews.

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