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Health Studies

Health studies research guide for TWU students, faculty and staff.
TED:  A Smarter, More Precise Way to Think About Public Health

Sue Desmond-Hellmann is using precision public health — an approach that incorporates big data, consumer monitoring, gene sequencing and other innovative tools — to solve the world's most difficult medical problems. The goal: to save lives by bringing the right interventions to the right populations at the right time.

Feb 2016 (14m:18sec)

TED: Tackling ethnic health disparities

Dr. Lisa Cooper is an internationally recognized health services researcher and medical educator at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She has developed interventions that enhance patient-physician communication, improve health outcomes and reduce healthcare disparities. 

Feb 2014   (20m:49sec)

TED:  The Simple Power of Hand-Washing

Myriam Sidibe
Myriam Sidibe is a warrior in the fight against childhood disease. Her weapon of choice? A bar of soap. For cost-effective prevention against sickness, it’s hard to beat soapy hand-washing, which cuts down risk of pneumonia, diarrhea, cholera and worse. Sidibe, a public-health expert, makes a smart case for public-private partnerships to promote clean hands — and local, sustainable entrepreneurship.

Sept 2014   (11min; 41sec)​

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