Women and Lower-Income Patients Have Higher Rates of Death After Heart Surgeries

Women and Lower-Income Patients Have Higher Rates of Death After Heart Surgeries April 22, 2022 By Haley Bridger  Original research brief located here. Female patients had fewer surgeries, more urgent procedures, and higher mortality rates than males Patients from lower-income neighborhoods had higher comorbidity burdens and received less care at urban/academic medical centers Advancements in techniques […]

Job Opportunity: FORTE Research Assistant

Now hiring a Research Assistant for the Functional Outcomes and Recovery after Trauma Emergencies (FORTE) project.   Apply here Posted: April 18, 2022 Research Assistant II / 40 Hours / Days / Division of Trauma, Burn, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency General Surgery – (3192707) GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT: Summarize the nature and level of work performed. The […]

Effects of telemedicine in surgical care for historically underrepresented groups

Effects of telemedicine in surgical care for historically underrepresented groups April 5, 2022 “We can use digital health to reach populations that have historically not had optimal access to our health care system. In the past decade, smart-phone usage has greatly increased in the United States… We are doing our best to meet patients where […]

Climate Change and Surgery

Climate Change and Surgery March 25, 2022 “Hospitals play a major part in GHG [Green House Gas] emissions, but one space contributes more significantly than any other: the operating room.” In a recent article in Think Global Health, researchers from the Center for Surgery and Public Health and the Program for Global Surgery and Social […]

Bringing Stop the Bleed to Ukraine

CSPH researchers translate Stop the Bleed training into Ukrainian March 22, 2022 Originally from Ukraine, Nelya Melnitchouk, MD, MSc, a colorectal surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Public Health, has partnered with emergency medicine physician Eric Goralnick, MD, MS, to film an instructional video on the use of tourniquets in Ukrainian. Dr. Melnitchouk has […]

CMS and the FDA can fix post-market surveillance for implantable devices

CMS and the FDA can fix post-market surveillance for implantable devices April 23, 2021 In their Health Affairs Blog, Dan C. Krupka, PhD, of Twin Peaks Group; Natalia A. Wilson, MD, MPH, of Arizona State University and Mayo Clinic School of Medicine; and CSPH researchers Joel Weissman, PhD, and Amanda J. Reich, PhD, MPH examine the […]

Lag time between state-level policy interventions and change in COVID-19 outcomes

Lag time between state-level policy interventions and change in COVID-19 outcomes July 9, 2021 A new study from researchers, including CSPH faculty Tanujit Dey, PhD, provides insights into the lag time between state-level interventions and change in COVID-19 outcome trajectory in the United States. Particularly, the study finds that there is a change in COVID-19 outcomes approximately 10-14 […]

Women Surgeons at Greater Risk of Pregnancy Loss

Women Surgeons at Greater Risk of Pregnancy Loss There’s a bravado that goes along with the surgical personality. There’s a culture of not asking for help, but this tells us there’s a health risk in it. Erika Rangel, MD, MS July 28, 2021 In an article in the New York Times, a study shows that women […]