public health

First daily surveillance of emerging COVID-19 hotspots

As COVID-19 outbreaks sweep across communities, local officials are forced into a whack-a-mole approach to battling the virus. Geographers hope a new method will provide timely data to inform public policy.


Getting past the politics of face coverings

Political scientist Phillip Singer explains why the politicization of public health measures is nothing new, and how to view wearing face coverings as a compassionate act.


Your hair knows what you eat and how much your haircut costs

Isotopes in hair reveal connection between diet and socioeconomic status.


Fall semester schedule changes due to COVID-19

Limiting interactions could limit infections.


Why research universities matter

At the University of Utah, at least 100 research groups are currently studying causes and consequences of COVID-19.


Physicists test coronavirus particles against temperature, humidity

One of the biggest unknowns about the coronavirus is how changing seasons will affect its spread. U physicists have received the university’s first COVID-19-related grant to tackle the question.


CURBING OPIOID ADDICTION

A new seminar course at the S.J. Quinney College of Law presents the opioid crisis through the lens of regulatory failures to properly address the issue — while providing students with critical thinking skills and tools to change the landscape in the future.


A Healthier U


U BACKS COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH IN GHANA

Students gain global perspective and research opportunities through a unique partnership.