Author: Alexandra de Leon

Going into medicine and public health was initially not the plan Hana Arega had when she immigrated from Ethiopia to the United States at the age of 11. But all that changed when she got…

Jean Martin Pinder (1916-2014) was one of the first Black women to graduate from the Yale School of Public Health, in 1947. She then joined the US Public Health Service, serving first in Liberia and…

Approximately 400,000 adolescents in the US experience some form of dating violence. As technology continues to grow, so does the presence of digital dating abuse (DDA) that uses digital media to harass, pressure, threaten, coerce,…

Researchers at the Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center (HIPRC), the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology at the University of Washington, and UW Medicine have conducted a study looking at the relationship between…

A new study by the Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center (HIPRC) examined risk factors for child fatality during intimate partner homicides (IPH). Using data from the National Violence Death Reporting System (NVDRS), researchers at…

Hospital availability of essential resources require an effective supply chain and efficient stock-management practices. Researchers at the Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center (HIPRC), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana, the Departments…

Providing economic relief to struggling families can lead to another positive effect — fewer cases of child neglect, according to new research by the University of Washington. A 10% increase in a common benefit for…

Patients with major burns require fluid to prevent dehydration, organ failure and death. Fluid for burns is typically given directly into the blood (i.e., intravenous or IV). However, Warfighters on the battlefield and others injured…

Over the past two decades, suicide rate has increased in the United States by 36 percent. It’s also increasingly become one of the most common causes of death in the U.S., with a disproportionate increase…

Three Interventions to Address Firearm Injury and Death Amidst the rise of infections and deaths from COVID-19 in the United States, many other health issues have been overshadowed. However, the problem of firearm injuries and…