The Division of Public Health Sciences faculty members strive to share their research with the public. Through many different outlets, faculty members speak with news organizations and contribute content to help educate the public about cancer and chronic disease prevention.
Low-Fat Diet Tied to Improved Breast Cancer Odds – Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH, Reuters
Prostate Cancer Outcomes in VA Hospitals – Bettina Drake, PhD, MPH, U.S. Department of Defense
Your Risk of Cancer Likely Increases with Each Additional Drink of Alcohol – Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH, Popular Science
Residents Say Coldwater Creek Report Lacks Answers to Cancer Questions – Adetunji T. Toriola, MD, PhD, MPH, St. Louis Public Radio
We’re Bad at Evaluating Risk. How Doctors Can Help. – Mary Politi, PhD, New York Times
Are Low-Calorie Wines Actually Good for You? – Yikyung Park, ScD,, Health.com
When it Comes to Breast Cancer Deaths, Place and Race Matter – Justin Moore, PhD, St. Louis Public Radio
Public Lacks Awareness of Link Between Physical Activity and Cancer – Erika Waters, PhD, MPH, Healio
Most People Don’t Know This: Not Exercising Ups Your Cancer Risk – Erika Waters, PhD, MPH, Live Science
Lack of Exercise Can Boost Cancer Risk – Erika Waters, PhD, MPH, HealthDay
Cancer Risk with Diabetes is Higher for Women than Men – Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH, Physician’s Weekly
Building Up Health Care in North County – St. Louis American
Improving health insurance literacy aids Missourians’ ACA enrollment – Mary Politi, PhD, Washington University School of Medicine
Marshall native named Associate Director of Cancer Health Equity – Bettina Drake, PhD, MPH, The Marshall News Messenger
Obesity Tied to Colon Cancer Risk in Younger Women – Yin Cao, ScD, MPH, New York Times
Colorectal cancer is killing more 20-30-year olds. We now have one clue about why. – Yin Cao, ScD, MPH, VOX
Sedentary lifestyle could increase risk of colorectal cancer in young women – Yin Cao, ScD, MPH, NBCNews.com
For Your Health
Division Chief Dr. Graham Colditz writes a monthly column, syndicated in small town newspapers across the country, on various health topics.
Each month, a faculty member writes content for the Gateway Region YMCA Community blog.
- Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain
- Don’t Sugarcoat the Health Risks of Sugary Drinks
- Cancer Survivorship: What to Expect After Treatment
- Being Safe in the Sun
- Health Disparities: What Can the Community Do to Help?
- 8 Ways to Prevent Colon Cancer
- 3 Health Habits for Your Kids
- Food Substitutions for a Healthier You
- Talking to Your Healthcare Provider
- Tips for Weathering Your Winter Workout
- Preventing Breast Cancer
- Breast Cancer Awareness: What You Need to Know
Division of Public Health Sciences faculty members are featured monthly in Feast Magazine and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch explaining health and prevention benefits of specific foods.
The Division of Public Health Sciences has been working with MindsEye Radio and LAMP, Language Access Metro Project, to produce health-related podcasts. The podcasts, “Health Beyond Barriers“, are 10-minute health podcasts produced in English, Spanish, Bosnian, Vietnamese and Arabic. The podcasts are distributed within a 75-mile radius of Belleville, Illinois, and are available for listening through various smartphone and tablet apps as well as online.