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 »

School Receives Funding For Continuation Of Anti-Smoking Efforts In China

Georgia State University Research Foundation, Inc.’s School of Public Health has received a grant of nearly $872,000 from Pfizer Inc. to continue partnering with Chinese health officials working to curb smoking in five major cities in China.

The five partner cities, which have a total population of more than 69 million… more »

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: Where People Live Matters In Late Diagnosis Of Colorectal Cancer

In addition to a person’s race or ethnicity, where they live can matter in terms of whether they are diagnosed at a late stage for colorectal cancer, according to a recent study led by a researcher at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University.

The study finds that cancer… more »