CPHI Fellows in the News

Jennifer Pinto-Martin
Inaugural Penn Nurse Innovation Fellow

Cohort study of early literacy and childbearing over the reproductive lifecourse

Recent research from fellows Rosemary Frasso, Frances Shofer, and Ian Bennett assessed the relationship between early-life literacy and childbearing across the reproductive lifecourse in the USA.The paper can be found here. 

Reproductive autonomy and contraceptive use among adolescent and young adult women in Ghana

Reproductive autonomy, a measure of fertility-specific empowerment, has been associated with family planning outcomes among US women. Authors including José Bauermeister examined whether these findings could be replicated in Ghana by assessing the reliability of two reproductive autonomy subscales (decision-making and communication) and their relationships with use of modern contraceptives. Read more. 

Psychosocial Disparities Among Racial/Ethnic Minority Transgender Young Adults and Young Men Who Have Sex with Men Living in Detroit

Transgender populations in the US  continue to be categorized with men who have sex with men (MSM) in HIV surveillance. To illustrate the differences in the lived realities of young MSM and transgender youth, José Bauermeister and others compared psychosocial outcomes across a sample of transgender and MSM youth from Detroit. Read more. 

Factors associated with re-arrest following initial resuscitation from cardiac arrest

Recent research from Marion Leary concluded that re-arrest is associated with a decreased likelihood of survival to discharge, even after adjustments for relevant covariates. This is a retrospective cohort study of adult patients who were successfully resuscitated from an initial out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) or in-hospital cardiac arrest (ICHA) of non-traumatic origin at two urban academic medical centers. In this study, re-arrest was defined as loss of a pulse following 20 min of sustained return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC). Read more. 

Longitudinal Study of Early Development (LSED)

A study that Allison Curry is involved in created a data warehouse of individually linked records for 1.9 million NYC children born from 1994 through 2004. Data sources included birth and death certificates, lead testing records, Early Intervention Program records, Special Education data and 3rd grade standardized test scores. Siblings were linked if they had a common mother, and a complete residential history was retained. More information can be found here. 

Ira Harkavy Advocates for Increased Involvement to Achieve Health Equity

Nutritional quality of kids' menus not improving

Christina Roberto recently published a paper that is  the first study to look at trends in the nutrient content of kids' meals among national restaurant chains at a time when many were making voluntary pledges to improve quality. The researchers found that while some restaurants were offering healthier kids' menu options, the average kids' entrée still far exceeded recommendations for sodium and saturated fat. Read more about it here. 

Florida Homicide Rates Spike Under Stand Your Ground

A new study co-authored by Douglas Wiebe  in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows Florida's gun homicide rates have increased dramatically under Stand Your Ground. According to the results, the state's homicide rates are up 24%, and gun homicides are up more than 31%. The study uses data from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mortality database, which consists of county-level numbers provided by the states. Read more. 

Lactation and Wellness Rooms for Women in the Workplace 

According to a   White House report , women comprise nearly half of the workforce and are completing undergraduate and graduate programs at significantly higher rates than men. Joyce Lee, FAIA, LEED Fellow, is President of IndigoJLD, an organization that provides green health, design, and planning services on leading edge green projects. She has recently published reports on how to create better space for women in the workforce. Read about it here and here
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CPHI Events

Blowin' Up with Jooyoung Lee 
Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 12-1:30pm 
Fagin Hall Room 118 

Jooyoung Lee is  an  Assistant Professor of Sociology  and  Bissell-Heyd Fellow  in the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. He was previously a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. Jooyoung Lee is the author of Blowin' Up: Rap Dreams in South Central (March 2016, University of Chicago Press). In this urban ethnography, Lee highlights how hip hop can offer a creative alternative to the gang lifestyle, substituting verbal competition for physical violence, and provides an outlet for setting goals and working toward them.  We are thrilled to partner with the Penn Injury Science Center (PISC) to have Jooyoung Lee back in Philadelphia for this! You can find more information about Jooyoung Lee and his book on his website. 

Fellow Showcase and Networking Event
Thursday, February 23, 2017 beginning at 3:30 
Save the Date! More to Come 

Join CPHI as we host Holly Auer from Penn Communications. Holly will discuss how to effectively spread the word about your work and how to receive media attention. Reception and CPHI fellow showcase to follow. More information to come! 
Other Public Health Events

College of Physicians Public Health Grand Rounds
February 15, 2017 and May 24, 2017 from 5:30-7:00 PM 
Mutter Museum |19 South 22nd Street

Childhood Asthma: Clinical and Community-based Approaches to Prevention in Philadelphia
February 15, 2017 | 5:30-7:00pm
Register HERE.

Poverty as a Public Health Issue
May 24, 2017 | 5:30-7:00pm

Innovations and Resources in the Field

A Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC) will be opening in Philadelphia in 2017.  It will be located at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.  An FSRDC provides approved researchers with a secure environment to access restricted-use microdata from the Census Bureau, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, National Center for Health Statistics, and Bureau of Labor Statistics.  More information about the FSRDC network is available at  http://www.census.gov/fsrdc .

Penn Bike Commuter Reimbursements 
Beginning January 2017, Penn will reimburse all full-time benefits-eligible faculty or staff who bike to work more than half the time. Coverage will be up to $20 per month or $240 per year in reimbursements.This benefit will be on top of salary without being considered taxable income.  Read more. 

For those interested in beginning to bike to work, or switching up their route, The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia created several maps of bike lanes in Philadelphia, including one that shows all bus stops located within a quarter mile of the region's circuit trails.  Maps can be found here. 

Be sure to check out the  ASPPH Friday Letter  for News, Events, and Opportunities.  Click here  to sign up to receive the letter. 
Please send us news and events to include in this digest: cphi.upenn@gmail.com