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News and Publications:
  • The University of Colorado's College of Nursing spoke with Amy Nacht, MSN, CNM, about her midwifery work with CGH's Guatemala Trifinio project. Click here​ to learn about her work with traditional birth attendants and obstetric emergency capacity building.
  • The Center for Global Health has entered into an exciting partnership with the nationally-distributed Guat​emalan magazine, Contrapoder. This CU Newsroom story​ explains how the collaboration began, and why students care about sharing their medical knowledge with distant audiences.
  • Dr. Marco Celada will direct the Center for Human Development, scheduled to open March 14, 2014. The Center will be the university’s first, permanent overseas medical facility. It’s a highly ambitious undertaking, one moving faster than many ever expected. Read more.
  • 9News Denver broadcast a story about the Center for Global Health's multi-disciplinary project to improve health and healthcare services in rural Guatemala - see the broadcast.
  • Center for Global Health at the Colorado School Public Health designated a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center - see the news release.
  • Bill & Melinda Gates grant awarded to Center for Global Health at the Colorado School of Public Health - see the news release.
  •  University of Colorado, School of Medicine Student, Andrew Brookens works in Bolivia battling Chagas Disease  Read the article. Andrew is also a recipient of the Robinson Durst International Student Scholarship which aided him in his travel to Bolivia. To learn more about this scholarship click here.
Pre-empting the Spread of Ebola

Two Nigerian doctoral students in the Colorado School of Public Health working to curb deadly virus

Read the CU Newsroom story​ on doctoral students Nnamdi Ezeanochie and Ebele Mogo. Mogo and Ezeanochie are advocating the use of mobile health technology and other outreach as they work with community leaders in Nigeria, where both of their families are from, to develop emergency response plans and gather real-time health data.

Child Health Advocacy: On the Front Lines

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 hereSusan Niermeyer, MD, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado contributed to the chapter:  Advancing neonatal survival through training of birth attendants in resource-limited settings. Learn more.

Sexuality and New Technologies

Sheana Bull, PhD, Professor and Chair in Community and Behavioral Health at the Colorado School of Public 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 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 contributed to the book; Social Vulnerability to Disasters, 2nd Edition. He contributed and co-wrote two chapters. To purchase, click here.



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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