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Books & Chapters

Global Child Health Advocacy: On the Front Lines, a recently published book tells the inspiring tale of pediatricians who recognized serious clinical issues around the world and made it their life’s work to address them. “These are stories of pediatricians who refuse to take ‘no’ for an answer when it comes to children and families,” says Steve Berman, MD, co-author of the book and Director of the Center for Global Health. To purchase, click here.


Sexuality and New Technologies

Sheana Bull, PhD, Professor and Chair in Community and Behavioral Health at the Colorado School of Public Health and Senior Investigator, Center for Global Health contributed to the book; APA Handbook of Sexuality and Psychology, Volume 1: Person Based Approaches.  Dr. Bull's expertise in technology and health lead to her invitation to write the chapter, Sexuality and New Technologies. To purchase, click here.


Social Vulnerability to Disasters

Deborah Thomas, PhD, Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Denver and Affiliated Partner, Center for Global Health was the main editor of the book, as well as co-wrote chapters.


John Brett, PhD, Associate Professor in Anthropology at the University of Colorado Denver and Senior Investigator, Center for Global Health contributed to the book; Social Vulnerability to Disasters, 2nd Edition. He contributed and co-wrote two chapters. To purchase, click here.


News & Publications

In the News
  • Center for Global Health Director Stephen Berman, MD, FAAP, co-led a delegation of physicians from Children's Hospital Colorado and University of Colorado School of Medicine to Havana, Cuba in February, 2016. This exchange of ideas and medical advancements is the first of its kind since diplomatic relations between the Cuba and the U.S. normalized in 2015. This story was picked up by the Denver Post (before and after the trip), FOX 31 News, Cuba Journal, and the CU Newsroom
  • Guatemala clinic is expanding rapidly, changing lives.  The new Director for the Center for Human Development, Tony Bolanos, MD is seeing more patients than he ever imagined. Get up to date information on the latest at the clinic in el Trinifio Guatemala.  Read the story.
  • Nairobi n​ewspaper, The Star, published an article on the Pediatrics in Disasters Course that was recently held in Kenya. The article describes how Kenyan pediatricians will use the training to mobilize health planning in their communities. Click here to read the story.​
  • Global Emergency Medicine Literature Review (GEMLR) Editorial Board has named the article, “Pediatrics in disasters: evaluation of a global training program” one of the best global emergency medicine papers of 2014. The article was co-authored by Steve Berman, MD, FAAP, Director of the Center for Global Health, and Course Director for all Pediatrics in Disasters trainings held around the world. Click here to read the literature review.​
  • Affiliated Faculty member Jay Lemery, MD, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, recently published this white paper on the health risks of extreme weather events. This paper was released in advance of his book Global Climate Change and Human Health. Learn more about this increasingly urgent topic by clicking here.
  • Edwin Asturias, MD, Director of Latin American Projects at the Center for Global Health, has been providing insights on the recent Measles outbreak in the United States. His guest commentary "Measles redux, the unnecessary epidemic​," and an article for which he was interviewed, Colorado kindergartners have lowest measles vaccination rate in the nation; were both published in the Denver Post the week of February 2, 2015.
  • Gretchen Heinrichs, MD, DTMH, Director of Maternal Programs at the Center for Global Health, was featured in this New York Times story​ about female genital mutilation (F.G.M.). Working with immigrant and refugee patients in Denver who have experienced F.G.M. challenges her to balance foreign tradition with American medical ethics.

          The below articles of interest are listed by the last name and then first name of an author.  The author listed is a core faculty member of the Center for Global Health.


 Articles of Interest:


 Berman, Stephen

Pediatrics in Disasters: Evaluation of a global training program. Lindsey Cooper MD, Hongyan Guan, Ana A Ortiz-Hernández MD, Beatriz Llamosas Gallardo MD, Genesis Rivera MD, Joseph Wathen MD, Benjamin Shulman BA, Berman, S. 8

 Bull, Sheana

Benotsch, E.G., Snipes, D.J., Martin, A.M., & Bull, S.S. 2013. Sexting, substance use, and sexual risk behavior in young adults. Journal of Adolescent Health. 52:307-313
Benotsch, E., Martin, A., Snipes, D., Bull, S. 2013. Significant and Non-Significant Associations Between Technology Use and Sexual Risk: A Need for More Empirical Attention. Journal of Adolescent Health 53:146-149.
Black, S., Schmiege, S.J., Bull, S. 2013. Actual versus perceived sexual risk among peers in online social networks. Translational Behavioral Medicine. 3(3):312-319
Bull, S., Levine, D., Black, S. Santelli, J. 2013. Recruitment and retention of high-risk youth for research using social media. Vulnerable Children and Youth. 8:2,171-18
Hightow, L,Muessig, K, Parsons, J, Bull, S. 2013. Putting Prevention in their Pockets: developing mobile phone based HIV interventions for Black men who have sex with men. AIDS Care.
Pettifor, A., Bekker, L.G., Hosek, S., DiClemente, R., Rosenberg, M., Bull, S., Allison, S., Delany- Moretlwe, S., Kapogiannis, B., Cowan, F. for the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) Adolescent Scientific Committee. 2013. Preventing HIV among Young People: research priorities for the future. Journal of AIDS. 63:2,155-160
Rabin, B., Gaglio, B., Sanders, T., Nekhlyudov, L., Dearing, J., Bull, S. Glasgow, R., Marcus, A. 2013. Predicting cancer prognosis using interactive online tools: A systematic review and implications for cancer care providers. JNCI.
Ybarra, M., Bull, S., Prescott, T., Kochmaros, J., Bangsberg, D., Kiwanuka, J. 2013. Adolescent abstinence and unprotected sex in CyberSenga, an Internet-based HIV prevention program: randomized clinical trial of efficacy. PLOS One. 8:8,e70083

 Kennedy, Kathy

​Wallis, A., & Kennedy, K.I. 2013. Leadership Training to Improve Nurse Retention. Journal of Nursing Management.2

 Lowe, Nancy

​Carlson, N. S., & Lowe, N. K. 2013. A concept analysis of “Watchful Waiting” among providers caring for women in labor. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 2013
Carlson, N. S., & Lowe, N. K. Intrapartum management associated with obesity in nulliparous women. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health. 2014
Corwin, E. J., Guo, Y., Pajer, K., Lowe, N., McCarthy, D., Schmiege, S., Weber, M., Pace, T., & Stafford, B. 2013. Immune dysregulation and glucocorticoid resistance in minority and low income pregnant women. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38, 1786-1796. Doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2013.02.015.
Levine, M., & Lowe, N. K. 2013. Nurse attitudes toward childbirth: a concept clarification. Nursing Forum.
Neal, J. L., Lowe, N. K., & Corwin, E. J. 2013. Serum lactate dehydrogenase profile as a retrospective indicator of uterine preparedness for labor: a prospective, observational study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 13 (128). Doi:10.1186/1471-2393-13-128

 Niermeyer, Susan

Goudar, S.S., Somannavar, M.S., Clark, R., Lockyer, J.M., Revankar, A.P., Fidler, H.M., Sloan, N.L., Niermeyer, S., Keenan, W.J., Singhal, N. Stillbirth and newborn mortality in India after Helping Babies Breathe training. Pediatrics 2013; 131: e344-52 (doi:10.1542/peds.2013-2112).
Lee, A.C.C., Kozuki, N., Blencowe, H., Vos, T., Bahalim, A., Darmstadt, G.L., Niermeyer, S., Ellis, M., Robertson, N.J., Cousens, S., Lawn, J.E. Intrapartum-related neonatal encephalopathy incidence and impairment at a regional and global level for 2010 and trends from 1990. Pediatric Research supplement. 2013. 74:s1
Niermeyer, S. & Velaphi, S. Promoting physiologic transition at birth: Re-examining resuscitation and the timing of cord clamping, In: Perlman J and Davis P, editors. Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine 2013; 18:385-392.

 Simoes, Eric

Nair, H., Simões, E.A., Rudan, I., Gessner, B.D., Azziz-Baumgartner, E., Zhang, J.S., Feikin, D.R., Mackenzie, G.A., Moïsi, J.C., Roca, A., Baggett, H.C., Zaman, S.M., Singleton, R.J., Lucero, M.G., Chandran, A., Gentile, A., Cohen, C., Krishnan, A., Bhutta, Z.A., Arguedas, A., Clara, A.W., Andrade, A.L., Ope, M., Ruvinsky, R.O., Hortal, M., McCracken, J.P., Madhi, S.A., Bruce, N., Qazi, S.A., Morris, S.S., El Arifeen, S., Weber, M.W., Scott, J.A., Brooks, W.A., Breiman, R.F. 2013. Campbell, H. Global and regional burden of hospital admissions for severe acute lower respiratory infections in young children in 2010: a systematic analysis. Lancet.
Paynter, S., Ware, R.S., Lucero, M.G., Tallo, V., Nohynek, H., Simões, E.A., Weinstein, P., Sly, P.D., Williams, G. 2013. Poor growth and pneumonia seasonality in infants in the Philippines: cohort and time series studies. Public Library of Science.
Simões, E.A., Patel, C., Sung, W.K., Lee, C.W., Loh, K.H., Lucero, M., Nohynek, H., Nai, G., Thien, P.L., Koh, C.W., Chan, Y.S., Ma, J., Maurer-Stroh, S., Carosone-Link, P., Hibberd, M.L., Wong, C.W. 2013. Pathogen chip for respiratory tract infections. Journal of Clinical Microbiology.
Yoshihara, S., Kusuda, S., Mochizuki, H., Okada, K., Nishima, S., Simões, E.A. 2013. Effect of palivizumab prophylaxis on subsequent recurrent wheezing in preterm infants. Pediatrics.

 Sullender, Wayne

Fowler, K.B., Gupta, V., Sullender, W., Broor, S., Widdowson, M.A., Lal, R.B., Krishnan, A. 2013. Incidence of symptomatic A(H1N1)pdm09 influenza during the pandemic and post-pandemic periods in a rural Indian community. International Journal of Infectious Disease.
Kong, M., Maeng, P., Hong, J., Szczesniak, R., Sorscher, E., Sullender, W., Clancy, J.P. 2013. Respiratory syncytial virus infection disrupts monolayer integrity and function in cystic fibrosis airway cells. Viruses.

 Thomas, Deborah

​Charles, E., Thomas, D., Dewey, D., Davey, M., Ngallaba, S.E., & Konje, E. 2013. A cross-sectional survey on knowledge and perceptions of health risks associated with arsenic and mercury contamination from artisanal gold mining in Tanzania. BMC Public Health, 13:74.​​​​​​​​​7

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