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Leeann Passaro

Leeann Passaro is the chief operating officer of The Hidden Opponent, an advocacy-based nonprofit organization that raises awareness for student-athlete mental health.

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Coping After Crisis

Five years after the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, residents show high rates of post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.

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Going the Distance

Low-income individuals are more likely to travel across greater distances to access care at their nearest health care facilities.

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Isabel Morgan

Isabel Morgan is the director of Birth Equity Research Scholars at the National Birth Equity Collaborative. She is also a PhD candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, studying infertility epidemiology and equitable access to fertility treatment.

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Dobbs and Doctors

Of the more than 6,000 residents training to be OB-GYNs in the U.S., 43.9% are at programs in abortion-restrictive states and therefore will not have access to abortion training.

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The Persisting Racial Inequities in Food Insecurity

According to 2021 data, over 20% of Black, 15% of Latino, and 15% of American Indian households experience food insecurity, while only 7% of White families experience food insecurity.

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Keletso Makofane

Following the 2022 MPOX outbreak, Keletso Makofane, a social epidemiologist and postdoctoral fellow at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University, started the MPX NYC study to inform vaccine distribution in New York City.

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PHPod Goes to APHA, Part II

At the APHA Annual Meeting & Expo in November, PHPod discussed putting public health into action with Michael Curry, CEO of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers; Nicole Huberfeld, Edward R. Utley Professor of Health Law at Boston University School of Public Health; and Christina Dantam and Rhea Manocha, members of the Grassroots Maternal and Child Health Initiative at Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health.

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COVID-19 and College Students’ Distress

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, financial hardship and familial losses have been critical determinants of health among college students.

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DACA’s Impact on Birth Outcomes

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was associated with improvements in birthweight-related outcomes in the years following the policy’s implementation in 2012.

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