Epidemiology

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Biases in cardiometabolic research put minority women's lives at risk

New research from Michigan Public Health

Biases in heart disease and metabolic disorder – also known as cardiometabolic – studies are putting the lives of midlife Black and Hispanic women in jeopardy. These women are experiencing cardiometabolic risks five to 11 years earlier than White women, but studies designed to gauge these differences often underestimate the disparity, according to new research from the University of Michigan.

A person receives a flu shot.

Looking at 10 years of data, experts recommend improvements to the flu vaccine

Q&A with Arnold Monto

According to a new study published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, while there have been major advances over the last decade in an effort to improve the effectiveness of seasonal influenza vaccine, innovative approaches are needed to significantly improve vaccine effectiveness. Study author Arnold Monto, professor of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, discusses the findings.

An illustration of a vaccination.

What to know about the new COVID-19 booster shots

Aubree Gordon quoted in the New York Times

A new COVID-19 booster shot for the Omricon variant will be made available. Aubree Gordon, associate professor of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, describes the number of weeks it takes for anti-bodies from the booster shot to start working.