Research Highlights

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New COVID-19 Study Examines Hypertension Complications

A new COVID-19 research project led by alumna Dr. Heather Prendergast will investigate the connections between hypertension and severe illness from COVID-19 among UI Health patients.

A migrant farmer adjusts his cap while picking produce from a row of crops.

PhD Student Named Health Policy Scholar

Lupita Quintana has been named a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar in support of her research on pesticide-related illnesses among migrant farmers.

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Bringing People Together on Climate Change

A new study suggests that engaging, high-quality media programming could help Democrats and Republicans see eye to eye when it comes to climate change.

An aerial view of the Stickney Water Reclamation Plant in Cicero, Illinois.

Tracking Coronavirus in Wastewater and Sewers

A seed fund grant from the Discovery Partners Institute will launch testing of Chicago-area wastewater to track the volume of COVID-19 virus in wastewater samples.

California National Guard members load potatoes into the back of a truck, with boxes of food stacked behind them.

SPH Experts Author Food Assistance Recommendations

Alumna Sabrina Young, PhD, and professor Marian Fitzgibbon, PhD, write for the Society of Behavioral Medicine arguing for increased food assistance during and after the pandemic.