“My research focuses on interactions between adults and children and how those interactions support children’s behavior and emotion regulation as well as activity in the stress response system," CPHHS Assistant Professor Bridget Hatfield says.
Treadmill desks can help overweight or obese office workers get out of their chairs and get moving, but a 12-week study by an Oregon State University researcher found that the increase in physical activity was small and did not help workers meet public health guidelines for daily exercise.
“Coordinated efforts among public health and health care have the potential to positively impact health outcomes for our communities in a way we haven’t seen before," says CPHHS MPH student Sara Hartstein, who was just honored by the Oregon Health Authority for her efforts in tobacco control.
With a degree in Public Health, alumni can choose to attend graduate school or head right into the work force where they can work in health promotion and health behavior, develop programs such as in diabetes prevention or HIV awareness, or focus on health management and policy where they could serve the leaders and managers and run the programs.
Two college researchers are packing their bags in preparation for a trip to Bangladesh, where they will begin a new study to determine how exposure to arsenic affects the development and immune function in children.
“I am looking at how new and emerging tobacco products are impacting African American youth and young adults. I want to know what they know about these products, how they learned about these products, how they feel about these products and what kinds of marketing are being used by tobacco companies to reach this population," Kari-Lyn says.