Motivated by the injustice of the social and health disparities she witnessed while growing up, Louisa Chen ’20 is determined to provide care to these vulnerable populations.
Listen here – As a guest on “The Attitude with Arnie Arnesen,” Julie Kim, assistant professor of pediatrics, discusses her recent opinion piece published on The Healthcare Blog titled “When the Patient Is a Racist.” (Kim’s comments being at approximately 31:10. Kim is also participating in this year’s Dartmouth Public Voices project.)
Read article – The Geisel School of Medicine collaborated on a study that found that more than one in four adults and nearly one in 10 young adults in the United States report some form of tobacco use. The study was conducted as a joint effort through the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH), meant to assess tobacco trends in the United States.
An advocate for evidence-based interventions, John Naslund and colleagues reviewed preliminary studies on the effectiveness of using digital technologies to treat mental disorders and summarized their finding in Lancet Psychiatry.
Read article – A video interview with Mariétou Ouayogodé, PhD, post-doctoral fellow at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, regarding Medicare accountable care organizations (ACOs), revealed that those with more primary care physicians performed better on preventive care quality measures, and infrastructure and financing were also predictive of better performance.
Mark Creager, MD, has been named the Anna Gundlach Huber Professor in Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Creager, a Professor of Medicine and Surgery at Geisel since 2015, also directs the Heart and Vascular Center within the Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system.
Read article – An article about a study conducted by Julie P.W. Bynum, associate professor of The Dartmouth Institute, associate professor of medicine, and co-director of data analytic core, found that using propensity score matching involving beneficiaries aged 65 years and older with multimorbidity found that, compared to those with a primary care PPC, individuals with a specialty PPC had more hospitalizations and higher spending, although little difference was seen in mortality or preventable hospitalizations.
Read article – According to a new Dartmouth-led study, preschool age children who are exposed to child-targeted fast-food advertising on television are considerably more likely to consume fast-food products. “I think what’s significant about this study is we’re using scientific methods we’ve developed over the past two decades to measure media and advertising exposure in an objective way, so that the findings are generalizable to real life and we’re able to control for influences that we know are important—like parents’ fast-food consumption and the overall amount of TV that children watch,” said Madeline Dalton, PhD, lead author on the study, professor of pediatrics and professor of biomedical data science at the Geisel School of Medicine, and professor of The Dartmouth Institute.
Pre-school age children who are exposed to child-targeted fast-food advertising on television are considerably more likely to consume fast-food products, according to a recent Dartmouth-led study published in the journal Public Health Nutrition.
Read article – In an op-ed, Kathryn B. Kirkland, professor of medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine, professor of The Dartmouth Institute, interim section chief of palliative care, and director of the humanities in the medicine program in the department of medicine, argues that there are times when doctors should ignore end-of-life directives. “…Making sure your surrogates know what is important to you is critical. They will be the ones to tell your doctors whether to use life support in situations of uncertainty,” said Kirkland. (Kirkland is also participating in this year’s Dartmouth Public Voices project.)