School of Public Health News from the UAlbany News Center

Guyanese community in Schenectady has healthier eating habits

In the Basket

School of Public Health Associate Professor Akiko Hosler’s latest research has found some new strategies for fighting the obesity epidemic in inner cities. A study of neighborhood food environment showed a link between lower rates of obesity and shopping at ethnic markets among Guyanese population in Schenectady.

Justin Pegueros interned at Hixny while at the School of Public Health. (Photo by Mark Schmidt)

Doctor Data

A future physician contributes to the brave new world of healthcare

CRC summer research students

What’s Your Summer Job? Try Cancer Researcher

It might be a perfect day for relaxing by the pool, but for a group of Troy and Albany high school students, examining breast cancer and prostate cancer cell lines under a microscope is far more engaging.

baby learning to walk

When Did Your Child First Walk? The Answer May be an Indicator of Future Success

Scientists have long known that certain motor milestones, such as crawling or walking, can help track early childhood development. Now for the first time UAlbany researchers explain how these achievements predict future childhood success.

e-cigarettes

Where There's No Smoke There's Fire

How has the rise e-cigarettes impacted tobacco sales? School of Public Health researcher Akiko Hosler explains in Preventing Chronic Disease, including why the fastest-growing group of e-cigarette users is even more alarming.