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  • SPH faculty receive grant awards

    Wednesday, November 29, 2017

    Congratulations to Ranjita Misra and Tom Bias and the Health Research Center on their recent grants.

  • School of Public Health faculty honored for service

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    As part of the School of Public Health’s celebration of the 150th anniversary of West Virginia University, two distinguished faculty members were recognized for their hard work and dedication to furthering the mission of the School. Dean Jeffrey Coben presented Drs. Adam Baus and Christiaan Abildso (in absentia) with Celebration Coins at the 150th event on November 10, as a token of appreciation for members of the University who go above and beyond their daily work.

  • WVU researcher looks to Iceland to curb teen substance use in West Virginia

    Monday, October 23, 2017

    In Iceland, drug, alcohol and tobacco use in teens has been “virtually eradicated” as a result of a nationwide push to replace teens’ unsupervised, aimless leisure time with purposeful, organized activities. Now, a West Virginia University researcher is transplanting the program to West Virginia and hoping it takes root. Alfgeir Kristjansson, an assistant professor in WVU’s School of Public Health, is studying data related to teen substance abuse in West Virginia.

  • Rural Health Interest Group Meeting - Tuesday, November 7, 2017

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    Join us for the Rural Health Interest Group Meeting on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 12:00pm to 12:50pm in Room 1901 HSC North. Lunch will be provided. 

  • Public Health faculty provides expertise in wake of recent hurricanes

    Monday, October 9, 2017

    In one of the most active hurricane seasons in recent history, Dr. Warren Eller is aiding in the disaster management efforts.

  • Dr. Abildso Awarded Big 12 Fellowship

    Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    Dr. Christiaan Abildso, Program Director of Research and Evaluation, was awarded a Big 12 Fellowship to travel to TX and pursue collaborative research. Dr. Abildso to work with Renee Umstattd Meyer, at Baylor University in Waco to pilot test methods for a larger research agenda, including determining what people, places, plans, programs, and policies positively impact rural physical activitiy.

  • Dr. Bias participates in healthcare panel at West Virginia Press Association annual conference

    Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    Dr. Bias participated in a panel at the West Virginia Press Association's Annual Conference in which he and state healthcare leaders discussed the future of healthcare reform and the potential impact on West Virginia communities. Video of this panel is available at: https://www.facebook.com/wvpress/videos/1749403858421186/

  • HRC Director named WV Community Development HUB Board Chair

    Tuesday, August 1, 2017

    Dr. Tom Bias, director of the Health Research Center, was elected chair of the West Virginia Community Development HUB at last week's annual retreat. Dr. Bias takes over from Dr. Michelle Foster, Executive Director of the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, who had served as board chair for the past several years.

  • Drs. Bias and Abildso present at Health Impact Assessment meeting in Charleston

    Thursday, July 20, 2017

    Drs. Bias and Abildso presented at a Health Impact Assessment workshop in Charleston, West Virginia hosted by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trust. They shared the successes and lessons learned from the Health Impact Assessment conducted by the Health Research Center in Fairmont, WV. Check out a report of that Health Impact Assessment online.

  • HRC Director's Research Highlighted in Journal of Consumer Affairs

    Thursday, June 15, 2017

    As part of 2015 research on the Affordable Care Act, Health Research Center Director Dr. Tom Bias, with colleagues M. Paula Fitzgerald (WVU Business and Economics), and Tami Gurley-Calvez (University of Kansas) posed the question of what is known and unknown about consumer well-being in relation to the Affordable Care Act. This article was featured as one of the Journal of Consumer Affair's top 20 articles of the past 50 years.