Teledentistry’s Impact on Oral Health Services in Rural Areas
ALBANY, N.Y. (January 18, 2021) – Research conducted by Simona Surdu and Margaret Langelier at the University at Albany's Center for Health Workforce Studies found that children’s utilization of oral health teledentistry services in general dentistry clinics shortened their waiting period for specialty treatment services.
35th Anniversary Magazine
Read our 35th anniversary magazine to learn more about the work from School of Public Health faculty, staff and students!
UAlbany, Tri-County Community Partnership Inc. Receive $286,000 Grant to Evaluate Drug Dependency Reduction Program
ALBANY, N.Y. (January 14, 2021) – Associate Professor Tomoko Udo and Tri-County Community Partnership have received $286,000 from the Center for Drug Policy and Prevention to evaluate Hope Not Handcuffs -Hudson Valley (HNH-HV), a program of the Partnership that aims to connect persons seeking help to address substance use disorder (SUD) with viable treatment options.
Effect of Serum Vitamin D on COVID-19
ALBANY, N.Y. (January 6, 2021) – In a recent study, Professors Shao Lin and Benjamin Shaw collaborated with Dr. Kun Ye and a team from the People’s Hospital of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Nanning, China to evaluate the effect of serum vitamin D level on COVID-19 infection and its severity. The researchers found that vitamin D deficiency (VDD) is a risk factor for COVID-19, especially for critical cases.
Nominations Open for 2021 Axelrod Prize in Public Health
The Axelrod Prize in Public Health honors and recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of public health at the intersection of academia and government service at the local, state, or federal level.
Undergraduate Student Creates Drive to Help Those Experiencing Homelessness
ALBANY, N.Y. (December 16th, 2020) – After writing her undergraduate capstone project on homelessness, undergraduate public health student Taylor Manzelli felt compelled to directly support the homeless population in the Capital Region and created the Toasty Tootsies donation drive.
COVID-19 and Emergency Food Provisions in U.S. Cities
ALBANY, N.Y. (December 9, 2020) - Department of Environmental Health Sciences Associate Professor Beth Feingold, PhD candidate Mariana Torres and Assistant Professor Xiaobo Romeiko, in conjunction with colleagues across the nation, examined emergency food provisions for children and families during the COVID-19 global health crisis.
Improving surveillance estimates of COVID-19 incidence in the United States
CCHRPP Co-Associate Director Eli Rosenberg and a colleague recently published a commentary on CDC's new work on COVID-19 incidence.