Research

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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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Forever chemicals linked to hypertension in middle-aged women

New research from Michigan Public Health

Middle-aged women with higher blood concentrations of a common group of synthetic chemicals known as PFAS are at greater risk of developing high blood pressure, compared to their peers who have lower levels of these substances, say University of Michigan researchers.