Younger moms hesitant to vaccinate kids against COVID

Fathers older than age 34 were more open to having their child vaccinated against COVID-19, while younger Black and white mothers were the least open to it, finds a new survey of Medicaid recipients from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. Click here for complete story

Dance Battles and Stories to Boost COVID-19 Vaccinations

Dance battles might not look much like labs, but that’s where researchers from Washington University go seeking insights into how young African Americans in North St. Louis think about COVID-19. It’s essential knowledge for those working to increase the rate of vaccination in this underserved Missouri community. Since July, Matthew Kreuter, Ph.D., professor of public […]

The HCRL addresses public health disparities via the “Long Tail”

In a soon-to-be-published paper, the HCRL suggests that “Long Tail” thinking in public health might yield greater progress in eliminating health disparities.  Long Tail thinking stems from new business models recognizing that selling small quantities of many niche items can be more profitable than selling a few blockbuster items. The HCRL examined data from more […]

Dr. Kreuter named Brown School Associate Dean for Public Health

Matthew W. Kreuter, PhD, professor and director of the HCRL), has been named Associate Dean for Public Health, effective July 1, 2013. Dr. Kreuter  now oversees all aspects of the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program — an innovative curriculum that uses t ransdisciplinary problem-solving to help students apply principles to improve population health, particularly among vulnerable […]

Kreuter Installed as Kahn Family Professor

Matthew W. Kreuter, PhD, professor of social work and of medicine, associate dean for public health at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis and a faculty scholar in the Institute for Public Health, was installed Sept. 2 as the inaugural holder of the Eugene S. and Constance Kahn Family Professorship in Public […]

HCRL research can help implement the Affordable Care Act

Health communication research can help extend the reach of the Affordable Care Act and encourage insurance enrollment by low-income and uninsured populations, according to a recently published article from the HCRL. Drawing on 17 years of original studies with more than 30,000 participants, the lab’s findings offer several strategies to help the public understand and […]