College of Public Health

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.

man and woman with great-grandchild

Full partner

For seven decades, Susan Boyd has been as much a part of UI life as Sandy
Though Sandy Boyd’s accomplishments have been many, his wife, Susan, made her own impact on the life and the history of the University of Iowa. Maybe more so, says Sandy.
sandy boyd standing in front of old cap

Thanking Sandy

Looking back on Sandy Boyd's six-decade career at UI on his retirement
Willard "Sandy" Boyd arrived at the University of Iowa in 1954 and served as professor, provost, and president. Few have left as great a mark on the university as he has in his six decades of service.
woman stressed about bills

Are money problems and violence related?

UI researchers find that the cause and effect of domestic abuse is more complicated
UI researchers find an association between financials stress and severe domestic abuse, but the discovery doesn't prove one leads to the other.
two girls talking in school cafeteria

How do you get high school students to eat better?

Partnership with Iowa high schools empowers students
The University of Iowa Public Policy Center, the College of Public Health, the Iowa Department of Education, and five high schools across the state have teamed up to help students make healthier school-lunch choices by empowering them to assess and change their lunchrooms.