December 2012 Issue


Research Digest

December 2012

From the Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Surgery
Graham A. Colditz, MD, DrPH, Chief
Community research training program finds success; fosters community-academic research partnerships
| Community-Based Participatory Research |
Melody Goodman, PhD
Published in Progress in Community Health Partnerships
PubMed | Goodman Profile
Managing uncertainty: Engaging in shared decision making when clinical evidence is low
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| Health Communication Research |
Mary Politi, PhD
Published in Medical Care Research and Review
PubMed | Politi Profile
Physician knowledge of evidence-based preventative services delivered in Guatemala
| Disease Prevention Research |
Joaquin Barnoya, MD, MPH
Published in PLOS ONE
PubMed | Barnoya Profile
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Division News Briefs

  • Beginning December 19, the Division of Public Health Sciences offices will be located on the second floor of the Taylor Avenue Building on the medical campus. Our mailing address and phone numbers will remain the same. Please save the date for our open house on Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Clinicians and clinical doctorates: Applications for the Master of Population Health Sciences (MPHS) program are due January 4, 2013. Email Program Coordinator Joyce Linn at for more information.  
  • Kate Wolin, ScD, received a grant from National Institutes of Health (R21CA161106) to study how weight loss and physical activity correlate with bone loss and remodeling among overweight and postmenopausal breast cancer survivors. The study will utilize supplemental data from women enrolled in Dr. Wolin’s ENERGY trial (Exercise and Nutrition to Enhance Recovery and Good health for You) at Washington University School of Medicine.