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Epidemiology

Voices
What you need to know about monkeypox
Published May 24, 2022
As monkeypox spreads beyond the expected areas, an infectious disease expert offers insight on how the virus spreads—and why it shouldn't be a cause for alarm
Protein power
Study probes the relationship between genetics, proteins, and disease risk
Published May 11, 2022
A groundbreaking collaborative study led by Johns Hopkins researchers has uncovered novel insights into genetic determinants of health and generated data that could lead to a better understanding of racial health disparities
In memoriam
Epidemiologist and AIDS expert Kenrad Nelson dies at 89
Published May 4, 2022
He spent 36 years on the Johns Hopkins faculty and contributed pioneering research to the fields of epidemiology and infectious diseases
Q+A
What is guaranteed income?
Published April 26, 2022
As Baltimore announces a pilot program to provide cash payments to its poorest residents, experts on the health effects of poverty discuss guaranteed income programs and their impact on public health
Epidemiology
Basic public health interventions important to reducing omicron spread
Published Dec 15, 2021
Epidemiologist Chris Beyrer suggests that in addition to sharing effective vaccines around the world, basic practices such as masking and providing paid sick leave will help reduce the spread of coronavirus / Barron's
Public health
Young people, long COVID
Published Nov 30, 2021
As many as 1 in 10 young people struggle for months after SARS-CoV-2 infection
Pregnancy
Higher selenium and manganese levels during pregnancy may protect babies from future high blood pressure
Published June 29, 2021
Manganese may also protect against the hypertensive effect of the heavy metal cadmium
Long Covid
Study probes the 'long-haul' effects of COVID-19
Published March 22, 2021
Headed by a team of university epidemiologists, the Johns Hopkins COVID Long Study seeks to uncover answers about why some people suffer long-term effects of COVID-19 infection
Public Health
Researchers detect evidence of drug-resistant staph bacteria spreading between animals and humans
Published March 11, 2021
Findings from DNA-sequencing study of humans and factory farm-raised pigs in North Carolina raise public health concerns
Vaccine platforms
For mRNA vaccines, COVID-19 is just the beginning
Published Feb 15, 2021
Easy to manufacture and update, these new vaccines may be a powerful tool against emerging variants and other infectious diseases