Tag: Boston University School of Public Health

Study Finds Socioeconomic Status Linked to Weight Gain and Risk of Obesity in African American Women

Contact: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, gina.digravio@bmc.org (Boston) – Socioeconomic status across one’s lifetime is related to weight gain and risk of obesity in African American women, according to a new study led by researchers from the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University. These findings currently appear online in the journal Ethnicity & Disease. The researchers followed […]

BUSM, BUSPH Researchers Validate New Drug Use Consequences Test for Primary Care

Contact: Gina Orlando, (617) 638-8490, gina.orlando@bmc.org (Boston) – Researchers from the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) have conducted a study on a modified version of the Short Inventory of Problems (SIP) to help promote early intervention and treatment for patients with drug use in primary care. […]

Controlling Healthcare Costs: Your Money or Your Life

Today starting at 9AM ,  leading experts will debate heathcare ideas and others as part of the 2010 William J. Bicknell Lectureship in Public Health at the Boston University School of Public Health. This year’s topic is “Controlling Healthcare Costs: Your Money or Your Life?”  featuring lecturer David Cutler. Panelists include Alice Coombs, M.D. President […]