Our goal is to develop a holistic understanding of the health of individuals and populations and create feasible approaches to solving current and emerging public health and societal problems.
We study individuals across the life course, focus on health equity and addressing health disparities, and conduct both basic and applied research, including research on the translation of public health programs to real-world settings.
- Study examines adult health and behavior of chronic child sexual abuse survivorsChronic experiences are more likely to lead to adverse health and life achievement outcomes in adults than single instances of childhood sexual trauma.
- Where you live can affect your ability to conceivePeople who live in socioeconomically deprived neighborhoods are about 20% less likely to conceive in any given menstrual cycle compared with people living in neighborhoods with more resources.
- Houston residents’ chemical exposure increased post-Hurricane HarveyResearchers recorded exposures to 162 different chemicals, including pesticides, flame retardants, industrial compounds, phthalates and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.
- Zoom-based mindfulness group proves feasible intervention for post-cancer sexual healthWithout intervention there are a lot of people who are just out there dealing with post-cancer sexual health, feeling like they’re alone.
- COVID-19 increases risk of psychiatric diagnoses in the months after infection, OSU study findsThe study found that COVID-19 patients had a roughly 25% increased risk of developing a psychiatric disorder in the four months following their infection, compared with people who had other types of respiratory tract infections.
- Fewer than half of K-12 PE teachers use high-quality instruction with disabled students, study findsThere’s a lot of research about the link between motor development and lifelong physical activity, and the importance of fundamental motor skill development in young children especially.