A number of Drexel University researchers helped the public better understand what happened and the city’s response during the week – shedding light on health risks associated with the chemical that leaked from a latex plant in Bucks County into a tributary of the Delaware; Philadelphia’s water testing and treatment process; and the city’s emergency response procedures.
Tag: public health
Winter ‘Tripledemic’ Highlights the Need to Stay at Home When Sick—and the Need For Paid Sick Leave To Make it Possible
As the United States approaches nearly 100 million COVID-19 cases and the convergence of a widely reported “tripledemic” of COVID-19, the flu, and Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), this holiday season, policymakers should support paid sick leave policies to prevent the spread of infectious disease, say researchers at the Dornsife School of Public Health in a recently published paper in the journal Health Affairs.
Q+A: Can addressing childhood trauma help prevent PTSD among violence victims?
As many communities across the country struggle with rising violence, a team of researchers from Drexel’s Dornsife School of Public Health took a unique approach to better understand the experiences of victims of urban violence […]
COVID-19 Supply Chain Issues Causing ‘Never-Events’ to Happen in Hospitals
Karen Goldschmidt, PhD, and Kelsey Stasko, of the College Nursing and Health Professions, discuss the global supply chain issues during COVID-19 at a rural children’s hospital.
A Not So Sobering Look at Pennsylvania’s Liquor Laws
Although the commonwealth’s laws may be inconvenient for some, the idea of adding inconvenience may help the public’s health, according to new data from researchers at the Urban Health Collaborative at Drexel’s Dornsife School of Public Health, recently published in the journal Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy.
Autism Acceptance Month: Emotional Development Expert
For April’s Autism Acceptance Month, Drexel News Blog is highlighting experts and projects from Drexel University’s A.J. Drexel Autism Institute. Andrea Wieckowski, PhD is an emotional development researcher.
Autism Acceptance Month: Clinical Assessment and Intervention Expert
For April’s Autism Acceptance Month, Drexel News Blog is highlighting experts and projects from Drexel University’s A.J. Drexel Autism Institute. Elisabeth Sheridan, PhD, is a clinical assessment and intervention expert.
Autism Acceptance Month: Philadelphia Autism Project, Providing Resources and Community for Autistic Philadelphians and Their Families
For April’s Autism Acceptance Month, Drexel News Blog is highlighting experts and projects from Drexel University’s A.J. Drexel Autism Institute. The Philadelphia Autism Project supports autistic individuals and their families living in Philadelphia through education, connections and innovative projects.
Autism Acceptance Month: Policy Impact Project, Propelling Research into Policy
For April’s Autism Acceptance Month, Drexel News Blog is highlighting experts and projects from Drexel University’s A.J. Drexel Autism Institute. The Policy Impact Project uses research to propel systems-level policy solutions that improve the lives of autistic people and those with other developmental disabilities.
A ‘Vicious Cycle’ of Nonfatal Overdoses Causes ‘Alzheimer’s-like’ symptoms, Drexel Team Suggests
Deaths skyrocketing from the nation’s opioid crisis overshadows another growing nightmare for communities and families across the United States: the long-term health effects of nonfatal opioid overdoses. In a new review paper in International Journal […]