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Risk, Proximity Influential Factors In Endemic Transmission Of HIV

A study led by researchers from the School of Public Health at Georgia State University has found that neighborhoods at high-risk and at low-risk for HIV transmission may have similar social networks but differ greatly in terms of residents’ risk behavior and geographic compactness.

“These results suggest that a ‘minimum’ network… more »

Social Media, Internet Are Useful Tools To Forecast Disease Outbreaks

When epidemiological data is scarce, social media and Internet reports can be reliable tools for forecasting infectious disease outbreaks, according to a study led by an expert with the School of Public Health at Georgia State University.

“Our study offers proof of concept that publicly available online reports released in real-time by ministries of… more »

Study: Smoking Menthol Cigarettes Linked To Use Of Flavored Cigarillos

Smokers who consume menthol cigarettes daily are more likely to also smoke flavored little cigars and cigarillos, also known as LCCs, according to a study led by a researcher at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University.

“Our findings provide evidence to the FDA [Food and Drug Administration] that the availability… more »

Researchers: Schools Ideal Site For Kids’ Postdisaster Mental Health Screening

Locating mental health services in schools in the wake of disasters could make those efforts more effective and better promote children’s postdisaster mental health worldwide, according to a team of researchers led by Georgia State University professors.

About 100 million children worldwide are affected each year by disasters, including floods, earthquakes and hurricanes.… more »

Researcher Receives Grant To Develop Disaster Planning, Response Model

A researcher at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University has won a $132,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a data-driven model for disaster planning and response.

Dr. Gerardo Chowell, associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the School of Public Health, will lead the three-year project designed “to… more »

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