Research Highlights Latest stories on research Research Aims to Expand Smoking Cessation in Underserved Populations Lori Botterman | Posted on November 19, 2020 New research co-led by SPH alumnus Karriem Watson seeks to explore smoking cessation interventions via patient portals in a network of federally qualified health centers. New COVID-19 Study Examines Hypertension Complications Robert Schroeder | Posted on November 05, 2020 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. PhD Student Named Health Policy Scholar Robert Schroeder | Posted on November 04, 2020 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. Bringing People Together on Climate Change Sharon Parmet | Posted on October 14, 2020 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. New Grant Funds Research on Hyper-Surveillance and Health Robert Schroeder | Posted on October 06, 2020 SPH's Sage Kim, PhD, will study how high levels of monitoring by law enforcement impact personal health, access to social services and community cohesion. Tracking Coronavirus in Wastewater and Sewers Robert Schroeder | Posted on September 28, 2020 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. New Study Finds Biden, Trump Both Likely to be ‘Super-Agers’ Jacqueline Carey | Posted on September 25, 2020 Research from SPH's S. Jay Olshansky argues age and fitness of Joe Biden and Donald Trump should not be deciding factors in the 2020 U.S. presidential election. SPH Establishes New Center for Public Health Data Analytics Sharon Parmet | Posted on September 24, 2020 With support from the Otho SA Sprague Memorial Institute, SPH researchers will build a hub of advanced data visualization, evaluation, and analytics for public use. NIH Grant Focuses on HIV Risk Reduction Among Migrants Robert Schroeder | Posted on September 15, 2020 A new global health NIH grant will explore interventions focused on HIV risk reduction for Tajik male migrants and their network peers in Moscow who inject drugs. SPH Experts Author Food Assistance Recommendations Posted on September 10, 2020 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.