Trump, Congress, and a Public Health Crisis?

CHAS Co-Director Colleen Grogan and colleagues review the probable consequences of statements made by President Trump and other Republican leaders should they be translated into policy. Thus far, they explain, Medicaid expansions have been shown to positively...

Computerized Suicide Risk Assessment

CHAS Fellow Robert D. Gibbons and colleagues have developed a new tool for suicide risk screening which claims accurate results in approximately two minutes. The Computerized Adaptive Test Suicide Scale (CAT-SS) is an automated assessment which was able to...

Community Trust as a Public Health Concern

CHAS Fellow Alan Zarychta has connected social context to individual health in Honduras. Through a spatially-based research approach, Zarychta observed that reciprocal trust among neighbors is necessary for the development of psychological and material mechanisms...

Youth Violence is Preventable, not Inevitable

Research has shown that youth who have either perpetrated, observed, or been direct victims of violence have a significantly higher risk for various physical and mental health maladies. That said, CHAS Committee Member and SSA Interim Dean Deborah Gorman-Smith claims...

CHAS Affiliates Comment on Opioid Epidemic and ACA

Peter D. Friedmann, Christina M. Andrews, and Keith Nielsen Humphreys were published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine. As experts in the fields of policy, social work, and psychiatry, the three argue that although not its original intent, the ACA has...

Marijuana’s Effects on the HIV Care Continuum

CHAS Fellows Dexter Voisin and John Schneider were part of a team that sought to understand the relationship of marijuana use and continued HIV care specifically for young black men who have sex with men (YBMSM). Prior research has shown that YBMSM have the highest...