Written by Michael T. LeVasseur, PhD, MPH, a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health. LeVasseur has commented extensively in news stories about COVID-19. […]
As researchers across the globe scramble to develop and improve testing for the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19 disease, preliminary research from Drexel University suggests they have their work cut out for them.
For the first time in 12 years, the American Academy of Pediatrics revised their guidelines on identifying, evaluating and managing children experiencing autism spectrum disorders (ASD). One out of every 59 children has been diagnosed […]
A new study found wide-ranging differences in lifespan in six major Latin American cities. The findings – which may be the first to give comprehensive, standardized data about life expectancy at birth within small areas of the cities – help researchers pinpoint what forces are linked to these disparities and what lessons can be learned by Philadelphia and other cities experiencing similar issues.
No matter who is in elected office, from time to time, citizens may agree or disagree with specific policies, positions, action or inaction, but public trust in our elected representatives is at a mere 17 […]
Advances in screening and treatments for a broad range of chronic diseases have led to improvements in health, yet many lack access to such care – leading researchers, health care providers and public health agencies on a long, collective mission to find out why.
Environmental disasters, mass violence, disease outbreaks, and other dangers to health and safety keep cities in constant planning mode. Now, thanks to a public health risk assessment tool (PHRAT) developed at Drexel, Philadelphia and other […]
The world is changing. More than 70 million people – 2.3 million more than in 2017 – are currently displaced as a result of conflict, violence, and other factors, according to a United Nations report […]
Statistics look encouraging at the start of a career in medicine. Roughly equal numbers of men and women graduate medical school; Drexel University College of Medicine graduated an equal number of men and women in […]
More than a year after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico in September 2017, investigations continue into the impact of the devastating storm. The United States Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology is assessing damage […]