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Study: Mindfulness Practices Need Adapting For Some Populations

A team led by a researcher at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University has offered recommendations to help practitioners improve mindfulness-based interventions for low-income adults seeking help for mental health issues.

The proposals are the result of focus group sessions with 32 adults, most of them African American, who sought services at a… more »

Professor’s Guidance, Support Recognized With University Sparks Award

Dr. Daniel Whitaker, a professor in the School of Public Health, is being honored by Georgia State University with the George M. Sparks award. Whitaker, who is Director of the National SafeCare Training and Research Center (NSTRC), was nominated by his colleagues there for creating a positive and supportive work… more »

Tobacco Study: Some Smokers Misperceive Harm Of Flavored Cigars

African-American cigarette smokers and smokers with lower educational attainment are more likely to think of flavored little cigars as less harmful and easier to quit, according to a study led by a tobacco researcher with the School of Public Health at Georgia State University.

The study also found that daily smokers of menthol cigarettes… more »

Professor Named To CDC Injury Prevention And Control Advisory Board

Dr. Daniel Whitaker, Professor of Health Promotion & Behavior at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University, has been asked to serve on the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

His term will extend through August… more »

Tobacco Researcher Wins Grant To Study Youth Use Of Little Cigars, Cigarillos

A Georgia State University professor has won a $100,000 grant from the Prevent Cancer Foundation to research how advertising and environmental factors influence African American youth to start smoking little cigars and cigarillos.

The grant, titled The Little Cigar and Cigarillo PhotoVoice Feasibility Project, will be led by Dr.… more »

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