“Bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment for severe obesity. It results in sustained weight reduction and remission of diabetes and other health problems in the majority of patients,” said lead author Wendy King, Ph.D., associate professor in Pitt Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology.
Dr. King, along with senior author EDC Co-Director Steven Belle, found that measuring the percentage of weight regained following the maximum amount of weight lost after bariatric surgery can help predict a patient’s risk of several serious health problems.
Dr. Gretchen White publishes article on Alcohol Disorder Screening Tests in Weight-Loss Surgery Patients
Dr. Gretchen White, along with EDC faculty member Dr. Wendy King, found that people who undergo Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, a common type of bariatric surgery, are at increased risk for alcohol-related problems.
Marnie Bertolet, EDC Faculty member, is recognized for completing the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion developed a Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program (“DICP” or the “Program”) for all University employees.
EDC Faculty member Samar R. El Khoudary research suggests that ‘Good cholesterol’ may not always be good
Postmenopausal factors may have an impact on the heart-protective qualities of high-density lipoproteins (HDL) – also known as ‘good cholesterol’ – according to a study led by Samar R. El Khoudary.
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of wheelchair assessment and configuration on pressure injury incidence, mobility, and functioning in a wheelchair.
This is a prestigious honor that only a few scientists achieve each year.
Donald Trump and members of Congress met Feb. 28 to discuss how to reduce gun violence at schools.
Stamp bags are small wax packets that contain mixtures of illicit drugs, most commonly heroin, packaged for sale and sometimes stamped with a graphical logo by drug dealers to market their contents.
Maria Mori Brooks, PhD, co-director of the Epidemiology Data Center, was an invited speaker at the inaugural Women in Data Science Conference (WiDS) Pittsburgh @CMU on March 9, 2018.