Category Archives: Stress

The COVID-19 Pandemic as a Threat Multiplier for Childhood Health Disparities: Evidence from St. Louis, MO

In the United States, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted and exacerbated socioeconomic and racial health disparities. For example, U.S.-based studies have found that the mortality rates for Black, Hispanic, Latino, and Indigenous communities from COVID-19 are double that of their … Continue reading

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The impact of COVID-19 lockdowns on population mental health: An analysis of GPS and Google search volume data

Catherine Gimbrone and colleagues recently published a paper in the journal PLoS One exploring the effects of COVID-19 lockdowns on population mental health. Using novel data sources that allow for near-real-time analysis of population behavior and thought, they found that … Continue reading

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Business travel and behavioral and mental health

In new work, Rundle and colleagues find that extensive business travel is associated with poorer behavioral and mental health – smoking, sedentary behavior, trouble sleeping, alcohol dependence, depression and anxiety.  The paper was recently published online at the Journal of Occupational … Continue reading

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New Course for the Fall of 2016: Stress and Health

We are excited to announce a new class being taught Dr. Shakira Suglia; Stress and Health which will be launching in the Fall of 2016 and is part of the Social Determinants of Health MPH certificate program. This course will provide … Continue reading

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