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Boehme and team investigate barriers to HIV care retention among pregnant and postpartum women

Declines in HIV care and treatment adherence among HIV-infected women during pregnancy to the postpartum period have significant implications for the clinical outcomes and overall well-being of HIV-infected women, especially due to immunosuppression during the postpartum period.

Effectiveness of run-in period in randomized controlled trials examined by Dr. Affuso and team

Few past studies have assessed characteristics that inform the optimal design of obesity randomized controlled trials (RCTs), such as a pre-randomization run-in period (during which no treatment is administered).

Preskitt honored with Delta Omega Award for Innovative Public Health Curriculum

Julie K. Preskitt, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, has won the 2013 Delta Omega Award for Innovative Public Health Curriculum for her submission “Fundamentals II: Application of Essential MCH Skills.”
 

UAB Team Investigates Possible Link Between Duration of Sleep and Incidence of Breast Cancer

Emily Vogtmann, PhD, who recently graduated from the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham; Assistant Professor Emily B. Levitan, ScD, in the Department of Epidemiology; and colleagues Professor James M. Shikany, DrPH, and Professor Cora E. Lewis, MD, in the Division of Preventive Medicine, recently conducted a prospective cohort study to determine whether the duration of sleep, sleep quality, insomnia, or sleep disturbance was associated with incident breast cancer in the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) conducted in the United States.

UAB Researches Mitochondrial DNA Haplogroups in African American Individuals

Dr. Brahim Aissani, research assistant professor in the department of epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and department colleagues recently reported on mtDNA diversity in a sample of African American individuals enrolled in a multicenter cohort. The research highlighted the importance of sampling study participants from multicenter cohort to achieve a good representation of the population under study and allow for the generalization of the data.

Public Health Promotion and Aging Seminar

Health Behavior is offering a new course to explore current problems of the elderly, introduction to
broad principles of health promotion for the elderly and review model health promotion programs.

 

GIS for Public Health

The Department of Health Behavior is pleased
to announce a new graduate-level course:

 

Michael Morrisey and colleagues analyze annual enrollment and switching behavior of Medicare Advantage beneficiaries

The effects of changes in payment and risk adjustment on annual enrollment and switching behavior of Medicare Advantage (MA) plan beneficiaries—as well as the relative costliness of MA enrollees and dis-enrollees—was examined by Michael A. Morrisey, PhD,  professor in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy and director of the Lister Hill Center for Health Policy, along with Meredith L. Kilgore, PhD, professor and chair in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy; David J. Becker, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy; and Elizabeth S. Delzell, MSPH, SD, in the Department of Epidemiology.

Meredith Kilgore and team evaluate reasons for healthcare expenditures before and after fracture

Meredith L. Kilgore, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy—as well as department colleagues Associate Professor David J. Becker, PhD, and Professor Michael A. Morrisey, PhD, along with Professor Elizabeth S. Delzell, MSPH, SD, and Statistician II Tarun Arora, MS, of the Department of Epidemiology—assessed explanations of healthcare expenditures before and after the occurrence of fractures among Medicare beneficiaries.

SOPH faculty member is editor of new reproductive health book

Andrzej Kulczycki, Ph.D., associate professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, is editor of the new Critical Issues in Reproductive Health book. Kulczycki wrote four of the 15 chapters in the book.
 

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