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Higher air pollution exposure linked to denser breast tissue

Published: Apr 6th, 2017

Dr. Lusine Yaghjyan and colleagues found that women who have higher exposure to fine particulate matter in the air are more likely to have dense breast tissue, a well-established strong risk factor for breast cancer.

Globalization may be fueling new epidemics of hepatitis C infection in China

Published: Feb 24th, 2017

Researchers led by Dr. Xinguang “Jim” Chen found that the population dynamics of detected hepatitis C subtypes were consistent with China’s economic growth, increased globalization and health care reform.

Cottler awarded honorary doctoral degree from Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University

Published: Nov 17th, 2016

Dr. Linda B. Cottler was awarded an honorary doctoral degree in public health from Thailand’s leading research university.

Ancient strain of cholera likely present in Haiti since colonial era

Published: Oct 28th, 2016

UF infectious disease researchers have found that a non-virulent variant of cholera has likely been present in Haitian aquatic environments for several hundred years.

Why Zika has infected so many people in Puerto Rico

Published: Oct 28th, 2016

Writing for The Conversation, epidemiology doctoral student Diana Rojas explains the environmental, social, political and cultural factors behind Zika’s spread in Puerto Rico.

HealthStreet partners with Chulalongkorn University to expand program to Thailand

Published: Aug 15th, 2016

Dr. Linda Cottler met recently with representatives from Chulalongkorn’s College of Public Health Sciences to discuss establishing the HealthStreet community engagement program in Bangkok.

A four-pronged approach

Published: Aug 9th, 2016

Four UF Health researchers, including PHHP’s Dr. Dawn Bowers and Dr. Linda Cottler, have been awarded grants to tackle Alzheimer’s disease.

Teens’ likelihood of trying marijuana peaks at ages 16, 18

Published: Jun 29th, 2016

Dr. Jim Chen and colleagues in the department of epidemiology found the likelihood adolescents will try marijuana rises steadily from age 11 to 16, then decreases before hitting another peak at age 18.

UF researcher receives early stage investigator award for study in rural China

Published: May 31st, 2016

Dr. Yan Wang received the Matilda White Riley Early Stage Investigator Honor from the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research.

A recipe for a healthy community

Published: May 16th, 2016

UF HealthStreet helps North Florida community members access health care and participate in research.