public health

This is how a pandemic ends

The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t over for the U.S. until it’s over for the globe.


stock photo of a Black man dejected in front of a computer, with his head in his hands. Wearing a white button up shirt with blue polka dots, and wearing multiple bracelets on each wrist.

Public anti-Black violence and the mental health of Black Americans

A new study analyzes how highly publicized acts of racial violence impacts the mental health of Black Americans in the U.S.


COVID-19 testing is still important after vaccination

You could be carrying the virus and not know it.


Humans of the U: Sharon Talboys

“Now that the vaccine is becoming more accessible, my team is also promoting and educating people about the vaccine.”


Answer your phone

Do your part to stop the spread of COVID-19 by helping the contact tracing team.


COVID-19 and learning abroad

Keeping students safe is important.


COVID-19 antibody tests can guide public health, policy decisions

It’s too soon to use COVID-19 antibody testing to issue “immunity passports,” but they are good enough to inform public health decisions.


A view overlooking salt lake valley from the University of Utah campus at sunset. On the horizon, you can see faint mountains that are obscured by hazy air, showing an example of air pollution that builds up in the valley.

Air pollution spikes reduce test scores

More frequent peak air pollution exposure was associated with reduced math and English language arts test scores for third graders in all primary public schools in Salt Lake County.


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.