College of Public Health

scouts with milkweed balls

UI, RAGBRAI saving the monarch butterfly

College of Public Health spearheads milkweed seeding on cycling route
The UI College of Public Health is teaming up with RAGBRAI riders to help save the monarch butterfly. Riders will toss milkweed seed balls made by volunteers into roadside ditches and fields along the RAGBRAI route; milkweed is the only plant on which monarch butterflies will lay their eggs.

Does discrimination increase drinking?

Researchers at the University of Iowa have found alcohol abuse is linked to discrimination
Researchers at the University of Iowa have found another negative health outcome linked to discrimination: alcohol abuse.
man and woman speaking at conference room table

Mastering health administration

UI Master of Health Administration program works with alumni to prepare health care leaders
The Master of Health Administration degree offered through the Department of Health Management and Policy in the UI College of Public Health has maintained a 100 percent job placement rating within the first three months after graduation, thanks in large part to an impressive alumni network.
activity in an operating room

Medicine Iowa Motion-sensing tools deployed in war on pathogens

By employing a video game system’s computer vision in a hospital room, a University of Iowa research team is pioneering an automated approach to track interactions between health care workers and patients, capturing previously elusive data to support the work of hospital epidemiologists.

Private toilets still best in preventing diarrhea.

SciDev.Net 'Shared toilets increase diarrhea risk for children'

Children under five face an increased risk of contracting diarrhea when they share a toilet with just one or two other households, a University of Iowa study has found. The study shows private toilets are still the best option in the global battle to improve sanitation facilities in developing countries.

KCRG UI helping school districts create 'smarter lunchrooms'

Lunchrooms in five school districts across the state look a little different after students, food service workers and UI researchers made changes to promote healthy eating. The idea is to let students help redesign cafeterias to put healthier choices like fruits and vegetables up front.