Oregon's gender-affirming health care policies are not fully realized in practice
While Oregon ranks highly nationwide for its gender-affirming policies and health care for transgender women, many of those polices are not fully realized in practice, a recent study from Oregon State University found. Read full story at News-Medical.
Lights, Camera – Take Action! A telenovela intervention for LGBTQ youth turns isolation and change
As a result of ENLACE, Jonathan says Latinx youth will be better equipped to understand the struggles of LGBTQ+ youth by drawing on their own experiences of marginalization, including immigration status, poverty and more. Read full story at Synergies.
Helping the Vulnerable and the Marginalized
Understanding the social factors that impact HIV prevention and treatment. Read full story at Terra Research Magazine.
Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors Often Struggle With Reproductive and Sexual Health Concerns
For many adolescents and young adults (AYAs), the most distressing and troubling phase of the cancer continuum that began with diagnosis is survivorship, and among the toughest challenges are those involving sexual health and reproduction Read full story at The ASCO Post.
Public health students see the world through a different lens
Seven CPHHS undergraduate students had a memorable summer overseas in Bangalore, India. The students gained a new perspective as they saw public health in action alongside their faculty advisor, Assistant Professor Jonathan Garcia. Read full story at Synergies.
OSU provides safe spaces for students on campus
Offering safe spaces to at-risk groups could create positive health outcomes according to associate professor in the school of biological and population health sciences Jonathan Garcia. In his study with other researchers, safe spaces could help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS. Read full story at Orange Media Network.
Safe spaces play important role in community-based HIV prevention, research finds
The creation and sustainment of "safe spaces" may play a critical role in community-based HIV prevention efforts by providing social support and reducing environmental barriers for vulnerable populations, a new study from an Oregon State University researcher has found. Read full story at Medical Xpress.
In distinguished company
Now the recipient of OSU’s Distinguished Professor title (granted to only two faculty members every year) for her trailblazing work in reproductive and sexual health, Marie is credited for both advancing the fields of sexually transmitted infection and pregnancy prevention in women and helping shift the academic focus from the health of women, independent of men, to the health of men and women, both, as a means of stopping disease transmission and unwanted pregnancy.
Read "In distinguished company" (pdf)