Almost 1.4 billion people worldwide have high blood pressure and hypertension is the leading cause of heart disease and stroke across the globe. But occasional cuff readings at the doctor’s office aren’t enough when it comes to effective maintenance and early intervention. That’s why Mohan Thanikachalam, assistant professor of public health and community medicine, is working on a wearable device that will allow patients to manage their high blood pressure at home.
Tufts University School of Medicine Public Health welcomes Ramnath Subbaraman, MD, assistant professor of public health and community medicine. As a physician and public health researcher, his time is split between clinical practice in infectious disease and public health research in India. His research focuses on: improving the delivery of health services for tuberculosis patients and investigating social determinants of health in urban slum settlements in India, which are highly dense shanty towns.
Global health is a growing priority among international non-government organizations and American public health programs alike. Tufts University has been working to improve global health with a range of efforts spanning the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and the One Health Initiatives at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Tufts University School of Medicine is another major venue for global health, with a range of educational opportunities and research programs around the world.
Researchers from Tufts University School of Medicine, led by Dominique Michaud, professor of public health and community medicine, have found a positive association between severe gum disease and an increased risk of cancer.
Tufts University School of Medicine Department of Public Health and Community Medicine’s new field course “Introduction to Building Healthy Neighborhoods and Communities” immerses students in Boston’s vibrant Chinatown neighborhood.
With the support of a new professorship at Tufts University School of Medicine, Signe Flieger, the first appointee to the Tufts Health Plan Professorship in Health Care Policy Research, will be able to continue her research about health-care policies and their impact on patients in this changing landscape.