Population Health

Football, College Party Culture, and Sexual Assault

By , and ·July 19, 2018
Texas A&M University, University of Technology Sydney, and Montana State University

The Issue:

Sexual assault at colleges and universities in the United States is an important and pervasive problem. The presence of alcohol is involved in a large proportion of these incidents. The federal government has increased awareness of the issue and provided guidance on efforts to prevent sexual violence ...
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The Impact of Roe v. Wade on American Fertility

By ·July 11, 2018
Wellesley College

The Issue:

President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to replace Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court raises legitimate questions about the future of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the United States. If a reversal of Roe v. Wade were to occur, it would return the legal status of ...
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Access to Substance Abuse Treatment, Drug Overdose Deaths, and Crime

By , and ·March 16, 2018
Texas A&M University and Montana State University
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The Issue:

Fueled in part by a raging opioid epidemic, drug overdose deaths have surged in the United States since 1999. More people currently die from drug overdoses than from motor vehicle accidents, as drug-related ...
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Could Drug Ads Have Positive Side Effects?

By and ·February 20, 2018
Yale University and Northwestern University

The Issue:

The United States is one of only two countries in the world where it is legal for pharmaceutical companies to advertise their products directly to consumers. Critics of the practice say that it can lead to unnecessary demand for more expensive products and could be a contributing factor to rising medical ...
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