Ideas for Practice - Suggestions from Research
Faculty at the UM SPH are engaged in a wide array of research activities and their findings suggest strategies for the public health practice community. Check out the short video clips from some of our faculty below, along with other resources they recommend!
In this video, Dr. Rick Neitzel, Assistant Professor of Environmental Health, describes the impact noise can have on health and offers suggestions for public health practice to take action.
- Noise Pollution Clearinghouse
- Noise-induced hearing loss information from the National Institute of Deafness and Communication Disorders
- Environmental Noise Pollution in the United States: Developing an Effective Public Health Response
Here Dr. Rebecca Hasson, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Public Health, shares the work of the Childhood Disparities Research Laboratory and their Active Class Space project.
In this clip, Dr. Bhramar Mukherjee, Professor of Biostatistics, describes her work with community health workers (CHWs) in rural India. This project is in the pilot phase and works to develop a maternal and child health assessment and monitoring tool.
- MCubed Diamond – A University of Michigan collaborative for Community Health in Rural India
- Monitoring maternal and children health in rural India – A Michigan News article on the project
- Soon, maternal and infant health to be monitored in rural West Bengal – Article in The Hindu about the project
Watch Dr. Belinda Needham, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, describe her work in exploring how social conditions influence health outcomes and related ideas for public health practice.
- Six Policies to Reduce Economic Inequality – From UC Berkeley
- 8 Facts You Should Know about the Criminal Justice System and People of Color – From the Center for American Progress
- Disparities in Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Mental Health Services in the US – A William T. Grant Foundation Inequality Paper.
- Listing of Dr. Needham’s articles on PubMed
- Adler, N.E. & Rehkopf, D. H. (2008). US disparities in health: Descriptions, causes, and mechanisms. Annual Review of Public Health, 29, 235-52.
- Reiss, F. (2013). Socioeconomic inequalities and mental health problems in children and adolescents: A systematic review. Social Science & Medicine, 90, 24-31.
- McEwen, B.S. & Gianaros, P. J. (2010). Central role of the brain in stress and adaptation: Links to socioeconomic status, health, and disease. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1186, 190-222.
- Link, B.G. & Phelan, J. (1995). Social conditions as fundamental causes of disease. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 80-04.
- Ben-Shlomo, Y. & Kuh, D. (2002). A life course approach to chronic disease epidemiology: Conceptual models, empirical challenges and interdisciplinary perspectives. International Journal of Epidemiology, 31(2), 285-93.