Research

School of Public Health announces winners of National Public Health Week research poster contest

In honor of National Public Health Week, Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health students participated in the 9th annual research poster symposium and student poster contest.

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Dental student research trio prevails

Second-year dental students Heena Gupta, Ines Quintanilla and Trang Huynh — now dubbed the “three musketeers”— overcame more than a few obstacles to research a new method for preventing tooth decay.

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Texas A&M researcher combats water contamination with naturally occurring iron

According to the United Nations, water poses one of the greatest sustainability challenges of the 21st Century. In fact, by the year 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population will

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Crossing Borders: Researcher finds behavioral links between Mexican immigrants and higher birth weights

Many Mexican immigrants are affected by the risk factors that result in low birth weight in the United States. But, Robin Page, Ph.D., RN, CNM, found that first-generation Mexican immigrant mothers continue to boast higher birth weights despite these risk factors and attributes these different results with differences in prenatal health behaviors borne from cultural standards and values.

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Amber D. Elkins, M.P.H.

Doctoral student explores innovative methods for public health research

Amber D. Elkins, M.P.H., doctoral student with the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, recently co-wrote an article with Dennis M. Gorman, PhD, detailing innovative methods for public health research using system sciences theory.

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Researchers apply innovative mobile technology to primary care

Two Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health professors, Yan Hong, Ph.D. and Marcia Ory, Ph.D., along with several others, recently published an article online in the Journal of Medical Internet Research Mhealth and Uhealth on the use of mobile devices by primary care physicians and their patients.

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Geophysics Feature

Researchers to examine ergonomic risk in interactive software design

The Office of Ergonomics Research Committee (OERC) recently awarded S. Camille Peres, Ph.D. and Ranjana Mehta, Ph.D. funding for a research project focused on office ergonomic risk assessment and mitigation, specifically that associated with interactive software usage.

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Heart Model

Researchers identify novel process involved in development of diabetes-induced heart failure

Researchers at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine have discovered a novel mechanism in diabetes-induced heart failure, which will provide an alternative target for the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease in diabetic patients.

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Life Course Perspective Feature

Researcher outlines life-course perspective to cancer prevention

Marcia G. Ory, Ph.D., M.P.H. recently published an article exploring the use of life-course theory to determine the impact of life experiences on overall health and the role they play in increasing cancer risk.

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