Americans increasingly are getting their flu shots at a pharmacy instead of a doctors office but thats not boosting the number of people vaccinated, according to what is believed to be the first nationwide study to evaluate the effect of pharmacy-based immunization regulations.
To investigate the link between environmental chemical exposure and adverse health effects, four Indiana University researchers are planning to use a tool similar to what millions of Americans wear on their wrists. The researchers plan to use silicone bracelets, often worn to show support for a cause or sold as a fundraiser, to examine the relationship between coal mining in the Appalachian region and health problems in the people living there.
Paul Slovic, an expert on human judgment, decision-making and the psychology of risk, will present two Patten Lectures the week of Oct. 24 at Indiana University Bloomington. His research focuses on the psychological and cognitive process of decision-making on a range of issues, including the environment, earthquakes, smoking and terrorism.
Kosali Simon, a professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Bloomington, has been appointed a Class of 1948 Herman B Wells Endowed Professor, an award bestowed previously on only two other IU faculty members. Simon is a nationally known health economist whose research applies economic analysis to questions about health insurance and health care policy.
Newly published research by Indiana University scientists finds that low relative humidity in the atmosphere is a significant, growing and often under-appreciated cause of plant stress in hot, dry weather conditions. The finding suggests that models used to gauge the impact of drought on ecosystems should be refined to more accurately account for the role of low atmospheric humidity.
Americans are content to take easy steps toward energy conservation but want others to make the major lifestyle changes that will slow climate change, according to new research by Indiana University's Shahzeen Attari and colleagues at Columbia University.
"Obama on the Home Front: Domestic Policy Triumphs and Setbacks," a new book by Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs Dean John D. Graham, offers the first rigorous assessment of Barack Obama’s domestic agenda, providing lessons for scholars, students, future presidents, stakeholders and members of Congress.