Health & Wellness
February 9, 2018

UW Carbone study: Caregiver spouses of cancer patients suffer untreated depression

A new study from the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center highlights a troubling disparity in cancer care: the depressed spouses of cancer patients are 33 percent less likely to receive adequate treatment for depression than are patients whose spouses don’t have cancer. In rural areas, it’s even worse: Couples who live in rural areas are 72 percent less likely to receive recommended care for depression (including medication and talk therapy) than the depressed spouses of those without cancer.

Beverly Hutcherson
Honors & Awards
December 12, 2017

Beverly Hutcherson among 2017 Outstanding Women of Color

It didn’t take Beverly Hutcherson long to make an impact at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Science & Technology
November 7, 2017

Social-class discrimination contributes to poorer health

Discrimination felt by teenagers based on their social class background can contribute to physiologic changes associated with poorer health, according to a new study led by a University of Wisconsin–Madison researcher.

September 21, 2017

The Ladder: Step up for diversity and inclusion at SMPH

As part of its strategic plan for diversity and inclusion, UW School of Medicine and Public Health is partnering with The Ladder, a national community-based mentorship and health education pathway program. SMPH will function as a branch of The Ladder, which was started in Minnesota in 2012, by Renee Crichlow, MD. The program will officially launch at SMPH in Summer 2018.

Honors & Awards
November 11, 2016

Graduate student honored for research on respiratory health near dairy farms

Amy Schultz, a graduate student working at the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW), received a student achievement award at the American Public Health Association’s annual meeting.

Science & Technology
June 29, 2015

Study: Cost, lack of insurance coverage are primary predictors of poor oral health

One in five adults in Wisconsin is not receiving needed oral-health care and an estimated 15 percent have cavities.

Health & Wellness
May 26, 2015

Study: Shift workers more likely to be overweight, have problems sleeping

The nine-to-five, Monday through Friday regimen most of us plan our lives around provides certain conveniences that shift work just doesn’t offer. But in addition, according to a study from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, shift work could also be bad for your health.

Health & Wellness
August 13, 2014

At least 740,000 Wisconsin residents face food insecurity

Wisconsin may be the land of cheese and bratwurst, but more than 13 percent of Wisconsin residents who took part in a Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW) interview reported that they worried about going hungry in the past year. The results from about 3,000 study participants did not vary much between urban and rural areas of the state.