While kidney disease affects one in seven adults in the United States, it impacts Black patients much more. They are four times more likely to suffer from kidney failure than white U.S. residents, and a 2021 study indicates that computer algorithms that determine eligibility for a kidney transplant often put Black people at a disadvantage, widening the gap for a successful recovery. Read more “Azizi Seixas and Nick Tsinoremas to Lead NIH AIM-AHEAD Health Disparities Project”
Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt College of Medicine, in collaboration with the Caridad Health Center, Inc., and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, have received a $500,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a project to tackle chronic health disparities through the use of electronic health records (EHR), artificial intelligence, machine learning (AI/ML) and the Internet of Things (IoT). Read more “NIH Grant to FAU, Caridad Center, and UM MSOM will Tackle Disease Disparities”
A team of psychology researchers observed that young children produce the same amount of language whether or not they are wearing masks. Another finding showed that kids produce more complex speech sounds while wearing masks than without them. Read more “Psychologists: Masks Do Not Impede Preschoolers’ Language Development”
Dr. C. Hendricks Brown is Director of the Social Systems Informatics focus area in the Center for Computational Science, a program that he founded in 2011. He holds the rank of Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, at the Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, and is Interim Director of the Prevention Science and Community Health Division in that department. Read more “Featured Scientist C. Hendricks Brown, PhD”
Dr. Michael French is a professor of health economics in the Department of Sociology at the University of Miami, with secondary appointments in the Department of Economics and the Miller School of Medicine Department of Public Health Sciences Division of Epidemiology & Population Health Sciences. Read more “Featured Scientist Michael French, PhD”
Dr. Hilda M. Pantin, a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has had a distinguished career in her 20 years as a faculty member for the Division of Prevention Science and Community Health. She serves as the Executive Vice Chair of the Division of Epidemiology & Population Health Sciences and the Associate Director of the Prevention Division.