Recent E&PH Publications

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The Role of Masks in Mitigating the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic: Another Piece of the Puzzle

November 18, 2020. E&PH faculty member Steven Goodman and colleagues published this Editorial in the Annals of Internal Medicine

How often do leading biomedical journals use statistical experts to evaluate statistical methods? The results of a survey

October 1, 2020. In this PLOS One publication, E&PH faculty member Steven Goodman and colleague "report an expanded version of a survey conducted more than 20 years ago by Goodman and colleagues (1998) with the intention of characterizing contemporary statistical review policies at leading biomedical journals."

Risk factors for Aedes aegypti household pupal persistence in longitudinal entomological household surveys in urban and rural Kenya

October 1, 2020. E&PH community members Sindiso Nyathi (pictured here) and Desiree LaBeaud and colleagues released the results of their recent research in Parasites & Vectors. In this study, the authors "identified households that are consistently productive for Ae. aegypti pupae and determined the ecological and socio-demographic factors associated with the persistence and abundance of pupae in households in rural and urban Kenya."

Effects of Counseling by Peer Human Advisors vs Computers to Increase Walking in Underserved Populations: The COMPASS Randomized Clinical Trial

September 28, 2020. E&PH faculty member Abby King and colleagues from Stanford Prevention Research Center and beyond tackle the following question in this new JAMA Internal Medicine publication:  Can customized counseling by computer achieve weekly walking increases among low-income older adults to an extent similar to those achieved by trained human advisors?

Every Body Counts: Measuring Mortality From the COVID-19 Pandemic

September 11, 2020. E&PH Instructor Mathew Kiang contributed this study to the Annals of Internal Medicine. "This article discusses the current difficulties of disaster death attribution and describes the strengths and limitations of relying on death counts from death certificates, estimations of indirect deaths, and estimations of excess mortality."