Tag Archives: public health

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Marsch Testifies Before the U.S. House Bipartisan Heroin Task Force

Marsch Testifies Before the U.S. House Bipartisan Heroin Task Force

In a briefing to the House Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, Geisel professor Lisa Marsch, PhD, Principal Investigator of the Northeast Node of the National Drug Abuse (NIDA) Clinical Trials Network, presented data from her NIDA-funded New Hampshire Hot Spot Study on heroin and synthetic drug use.

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Q&A With Anna Adachi-Mejia, Director of Dartmouth’s Health Promotion Research Center

Anna Adachi-Mejia, PhD, who was recently appointed director of the The Dartmouth Institute-based Health Promotion Research Center at Dartmouth (HPRCD), reflects on her work and HPRCD’s role in addressing some of today’s pressing public health concerns.

Cassandra Rendon DC’09, MPH’17, MED’18 (Photo by Jon Gilbert Fox)

Envisioning the Future One Step at a Time

Cassie Rendon, a Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and an Oglala Lakota, chose Geisel because of ample opportunities to work with the Native American population and Indian Health Services to achieve her goal of reducing Indian health disparities.

Zika virus is primarily transmitted to people through the bite of an infected mosquito from the Aedes genus, mainly Aedes aegypti in tropical regions. (World Health Organization, photo: Shutterstock)

An Update on the Zika Virus: Q&A with Dr. Elizabeth Talbot

Elizabeth Talbot, MD, an associate professor of medicine at Geisel, who specializes in infectious disease and international health at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and also serves as New Hampshire’s deputy state epidemiologist, shares the latest on what the scientific and medical communities are learning about Zika.

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Elevated Bladder Cancer Risk in New England and Arsenic in Drinking Water from Private Wells

A new Dartmouth-led study has found that drinking water from private wells, particularly dug wells established during the first half of the 20th century, may have contributed to the elevated risk of bladder cancer that has been observed in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont for over 50 years.

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The Dartmouth Institute to Launch Online Master of Public Health Degree Program

The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice is launching an online Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program in the fall of 2016. The two-year program will include three, one-week residential periods per year ─ making it a more integrated “hybrid” version of the Institute’s existing residential program.