College of Public Health

Type 2 diabetes effects on older adults appear minimal
Type: News Story
According to a recent article in the March 2012 issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Temple researcher Adam Davey has found centenarians diagnosed with diabetes in their 80s living 20 or more years with the condition. The study tested 244 older adults, ages 98 to 108, in 44 counties. It found that 12.5 percent — or 1 in 8 — of the group had type 2 diabetes.
January 31, 2012
Literacy program gives families a pathway to postsecondary education
Type: News Story
Offered in partnership with the Community College of Philadelphia, the Center for Social Policy and Community Development's “Making the Dream of College Come True” program provides literacy and life-skill classes to help families plan their path to postsecondary education.
January 30, 2012
Experts disagree on dissolvable tobacco products
Type: In the Media
January 25, 2012
Dissolvable tobacco on trial
Type: In the Media
January 20, 2012
Facebook monitors suicidal posts
Type: In the Media
December 19, 2011
Girls' physical activity levels drop off as they get older
Type: In the Media
November 28, 2011
CARAS Program Project Grant Awards fall 2011
Type: Announcement
November 16, 2011
Why are fans so supportive of Paterno?
Type: In the Media
November 11, 2011
New website seeks to help those affected by youth suicide
Type: In the Media
November 7, 2011
Temple-led study finds teens confused about weight loss
Type: In the Media
November 1, 2011
Social media helps college students lose weight
Type: In the Media
October 19, 2011
Searching for a genetic link to concussions
Type: In the Media
August 9, 2011
Was Irene overhyped?
Type: In the Media
August 29, 2011
GED graduates celebrate their achievement and look ahead
Type: News Story
Thanks to Temple’s Adult Basic Lifelong Learning Education program, 25 community members are the area’s newest high school graduates.
July 13, 2011
Teaching the Health Sciences: patients, practice and professionalism
Type: News Story
Health science students take on a unique set of responsibilities while preparing to enter their profession: They care for patients while still learning; they must pass licensing exams before beginning to practice; and they are required to exemplify professionalism. For these reasons and many more, teaching future healthcare practitioners demands a distinct set of skills.
September 20, 2011
Safety and efficacy of psych drugs for kids questioned
Type: News Story
On Tuesday, June 9, Ronald Brown, a foremost expert on the efficacy and safety of psychiatric medications for children and adolescents testified before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that strong concerns remain about the dearth of research on the subject.
June 10, 2009
Temple Law to run new $19 million Public Health Law Research program
Type: News Story
Temple University's Beasley School of Law has been selected by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to manage a new $19 million national program that will fund interdisciplinary research exploring legal and regulatory solutions to pressing health challenges such as chronic diseases, and health emergencies including floods, bioterrorism and epidemics.
March 11, 2009
For young fathers, consistency starts at the beginning
Type: News Story
If a young father is there for the mother during the pregnancy, the chances are good that he will be there for the child during the early childhood years. That’s the conclusion of a recent study by Jay Fagan, a professor in Temple University’s School of Social Administration, and Natasha Cabrera, an associate professor at the University of Maryland.
February 9, 2009
Tobacco industry vs. anti-smoking ads
Type: News Story
Over the past 40 years, smoking has declined by about half, thanks in part to anti-smoking media campaigns. But anti-tobacco messages and ads often face fierce opposition from the cigarette manufacturers who have worked vigorously to diminish their impact, according to Jennifer Ibrahim, Ph.D., public health professor at Temple University.
September 2, 2008