Hogan evaluates aid to Kenyan children

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – A cash transfer program providing support to poor families caring for orphans and vulnerable children in Kenya is having a positive impact. An article co-authored by PSTC Associate and Professor of Biostatistics Joseph Hogan notes an improvement in nutritional status, school attendance, and optimism regarding the future among those receiving assistance. Read more...

(Distributed December 1, 2014)

McGarvey develops bilingual assessment

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – In an effort to address alcohol dependence issues in American Samoa and the Western Pacific, PSTC Associate and Professor of Epidemiology and Anthropology Stephen McGarvey has worked with a team to develop a bilingual version of Semi-Structured Assessment for Drug Dependence and Alcoholism. An article on the study, "Translating the Semi-Structured Assessment for Drug Dependence and Alcoholism in the Western Pacific," was published in June by Alcohol and Alcoholism.

(Distributed November 26, 2014)

Franklin examines livability

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – In urban planning, sustainability and livability play two important guiding roles. PSTC Associate and Associate Director of S4 Rachel Franklin has co-authored an article evaluating the current discourse on livability and exploring strategies for transforming the livability concept. The article, “Livability for all? Conceptual limits and practical implications,” was published in May by Applied Geography.

(Distributed November 24, 2014)

Hogan links blood pressure and HIV

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – As treatments increase the life expectancy of persons who are HIV positive, other health issues such as blood pressure come into play. An article, “Blood pressure level impacts risk of death among HIV seropositive adults in Kenya: a retrospective analysis of electronic health records,” co-authored by PSTC Associate and Professor of Biostatistics Joseph Hogan concludes that low blood pressure carries the highest mortality risk for HIV patients. BMC Infectious Diseases published the article in May.

(Distributed November 24, 2014)
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