Policy

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Domestic violence restraining orders and access to guns

Q&A with April Zeoli

University of Michigan researcher April Zeoli discusses the implications of a recent Texas judge's decision to strike down the federal law prohibiting access to firearms on domestic violence protection orders.

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ATLAS study to examine how major life transitions relate to suicide risk

Q&A with Briana Mezuk

Briana Mezuk, associate professor of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, studies the interrelationship between physical and mental health. Recently, she was awarded a grant by the National Institute of Mental Health to better understand this interrelationship, particularly as it related to suicide risk. We spoke with Mezuk to learn about the study.

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Consequences of Roe v. Wade being overturned are infinite, says Michigan Public Health alumna

Q&A with Elizabeth Mosley, PhD ’18

The US Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade on June 24, eliminating the constitutional right to abortion. Elizabeth Mosley, who earned a PhD from the University of Michigan School of Public Health in Health Behavior and Health Education, specializing in Gender and Population Studies, spoke to Michigan Public Health about the repercussions this landmark decision will have on women in the United States.

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Michigan Public Health database serves as resource for researchers on Tobacco 21 laws

Researchers can now utilize a new interactive tool housing US data on Tobacco 21 (T21) laws—regulations that raise the minimum age of the sale of tobacco products to 21. Nancy Fleischer, associate professor of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, worked on the database and highlights that data collected for this tool can be used by researchers to further study the effects and public health impact of T21 policies.