Alex Presciutti Publishes on the Impact of Patient-Provider Communications

July 22, 2020

Clinical Health Psychology student Alex Presciutti (along with colleagues) recently published, “Modifiable provider-patient relationship factors and illness perceptions are associated with quality of life in survivors of cardiac arrest with good neurologic recovery” ( Resuscitation Plus Volume 3 , September 2020). The researchers’ aim was to identify the implications of...

A Conversation with Marty Otañez on Improving the Cannabis Industry

July 22, 2020

Associate Professor of Anthropology Marty Otañez was featured in the podcast episode Cannabis Workers' Rights and Social Responsibility , produced by Cannabis Science Today. The podcast covers how to build a more inclusive, diverse, and equitable cannabis industry, and avoid the pitfalls of Big Tobacco. Otañez shares his research on...

Steffen Borgwardt Receives Award to Research Circuit Walks in Optimization

July 22, 2020

Associate Professor of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences Steffen Borgwardt was recently awarded a $233,560, 4-year, National Science Foundation award for researching Circuit Walks in Optimization . Borgwardt is working to design, study, and implement algorithms for optimal gradual transitions between solutions of a mathematical program. The ability to efficiently construct...

jimi adams Organizes an International COVID-19 Conference

July 22, 2020

Associate Professor of Health and Behavioral Sciences jimi adams headed up the team organizing an international conference on networks & COVID-19 this month: COVID-19 Satellite of Sunbelt . The International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA) conference included a plenary session, invited panel on the intersection between policy and research,...

Campus-wide Effort Led by Jan Mandel Results in an NSF Grant to Build a State-of-the-Art Computing Resource

July 22, 2020

A group of researchers and educators at University of Colorado Denver, led by PI and Mathematical and Statistical Sciences Professor Jan Mandel, will be building a state-of-the-art computing resource on the downtown campus thanks to a $400,000 National Science Foundation Award (#2019089) .The new facility will provide the first campus-wide,...

Sara Yeatman’s Contraception Access Research Funded

June 18, 2020

Sara Yeatman, Associate Professor and Chair of Health and Behavioral Sciences, and her collaborators at the CU Population Center at CU Boulder have been awarded an R01 from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to support their research examining how expanded access to contraception impacts women’s and...

Charles Musiba Joins On-Line Discussion about the Difficulty of Social Distancing

June 18, 2020

Associate Professor of Anthropology (Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow and Montgomery Fellow) Charles Musiba was a panelist for an online conversation from the Denver Museum of Nature and Sciences called COVID-19—Social Distancing and the Origin of Human Sociality. Musiba joined Curator of Arachnology and Evolutionary Biologist Paula Cushing to discuss why...

Health and Behavioral Science Students Research Health Center Access in Schools

June 18, 2020

Two undergraduate Public Health majors (Lisette Martinez and Safa Mechergui), along with graduate student in Health and Behavioral Sciences, Marisa Westbrook, and Chair and Associate Professor Sara Yeatman, recently published, “The Influence of School-Based Health Center Access on High School Graduation: Evidence From Colorado” in the Journal of Adolescent Health...

Westbrook and Robinson Publish on Public Health Impacts of “Anti-Homeless” Legislation

June 18, 2020

Graduate student in Health and Behavioral Sciences, Marisa Westbrook, and Associate Professor of Political Science Tony Robinson recently published, “Unhealthy by design: health & safety consequences of the criminalization of homelessness,” in the Journal of Social Distress and Homelessness . Although U.S. cities are expanding “anti-homeless” legislation – such as...

Ethnic Studies Statement Supporting Protests Against Police Violence

June 5, 2020

June 5, 2020 Ethnic Studies Statement Supporting Protests Against Police Violence The Ethnic Studies Program at the University of Colorado Denver stands in solidarity with the protesters demanding justice for Black lives taken by the police with impunity. We are horrified and enraged by the recent deaths of George Floyd,...

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