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Research on Tap: Safety, Justice, and Health in US Cities (2023)

Hosts: Jonathan Jay, Assistant Professor of Community Health Sciences at the School of Public Health, and Jessica Simes, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the College of Arts & Sciences Community violence and the criminal legal system are gaining recognition as important determinants of health. An emerging literature demonstrates that these factors influence health not only […]

Research on Tap: Artificial Intelligence for Biomedicine and Healthcare (2022)

Faculty Hosts: Lei Tian, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering; David Boas, Director, Neurophotonics Center; and Yannis Paschalidis, Director Hariri Institute Advances in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and deep learning (DL) are driving a revolution in biomedical research and clinical healthcare. These methods include predictive health-analytics for modeling diseases with chronic conditions, neurodegenerative […]

Research on Tap: Health Misinformation: How it Affects Society and How We Can Deal With It (2022)

Co-sponsored by the Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering and the Office of Research. Hosted by Gianluca Stringhini, Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, College of Engineering. False or inaccurate information can influence how the public responds to health issues, and reduce the effectiveness of public health measures. To ensure an effective […]

Research on Tap: Pandemic Preparedness and Response (2021)

Faculty Host: Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, Founding Director, Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases Policy & Research; Associate Director, NEIDL; Associate Professor, School of Medicine As the world continues to battle COVID and its variants, researchers and policy makers are already preparing for the next pandemic. Climate change, population growth, economic and ecological injustice, and microbial evolution […]

Research on Tap: Cancer & Microbiome (2021)

Hosted by Evan Johnson, Associate Professor of Medicine and Biostatistics and Daniel Segrè, Professor of Biology, Bioinformatics, and Biomedical Engineering Microbial communities that live in and on the human body play a vital role in health and disease, which includes significant systems-level cross-talk and interaction between microbial and host pathways. In particular, the microbiome has […]

Research on Tap: Working Towards an HIV Cure (2019)

More than three decades after the discovery of HIV as the cause of AIDS, we’re still looking for a cure. Current HIV antiretroviral therapies suppress virus expression, reduce transmission and decrease morbidity and mortality of HIV-associated diseases. However, a number of barriers still stand in the way of eradicating HIV, including access to testing and […]

Research on Tap: Mechanobiology: How Force and Stretch Shape Life (2019)

Co-hosted by Elise Morgan, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering; Division of Materials Science & Engineering; and Department of Biomedical Engineering Co-hosted by Katya Ravid, Professor, Medicine and Biochemistry, School of Medicine; and Director, Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Office (IBRO) Mechanobiology is the study of how physical cues, such as force and stretch, affect biological processes. Physical […]

Research on Tap: High Tech and High Touch: Digital Innovations from BU’s Mobile and Electronic Health-ARC (2019)

Hosted by Belinda Borrelli, Professor, Health Policy & Health Services Research, and Director, Center for Behavioral Science Research, SDM; and Director and PI, Mobile and Electronic Health-ARC. ME-ARC Co-Directors: Lisa Quintiliani PhD (School of Medicine) & Tibor Palfai, PhD (Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences) Mobile and Electronic Health provides an unprecedented opportunity to prevent, […]

Research on Tap: Current Research on Autism at Boston University: From Cells to Society (2018)

Hosted by Helen Tager-Flusberg, Professor, Psychological & Brain Sciences, CAS, and Director, Center for Autism Research Excellence In the last two decades rates of autism diagnoses have risen exponentially. Scientists at Boston University were at the forefront of research into the pathophysiology of this enigmatic neurodevelopmental disorder even before the current wave of interest. Now, […]

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