Excessive weight gain during pregnancy, along with associated health risks for pregnant women and their children, is on the rise in Nepal. Through a Rutgers Global Health Institute seed grant, Shristi Rawal is investigating the extent, possible causes, and outcomes of this problem.
Climate change is one of the greatest threats to human health the world has ever faced. At Rutgers, a task force co-chaired by institute core faculty members Robert Kopp and Kevin Lyons presented a 43-page report outlining an 18-month process to identify the strategies Rutgers will take to reduce the university’s carbon footprint and its vulnerability to the impacts of climate change.
Rutgers expert Debra Chew discusses the evolving outbreak of Wuhan coronavirus and advises on how to stay healthy. Chew is a former epidemic intelligence officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an assistant professor of medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, and the medical director for infection prevention and control at University Hospital in Newark.
A study involving the all-women Nikumbuke Soccer League in Kenya is exploring the effects of women’s sports on social norms related to gender-based violence. Bloustein School associate professor Francis Barchi is collecting data via surveys, focus group discussions, and in-depth interviews in the seven villages that have women’s teams.