Research spotlights

Alumni profile: Lindsey Saul (Ph.D. ’13)

Since graduating from VCU with a Ph.D. in social and behavioral health, Lindsey Saul has taken a career path straight to the Pentagon. 

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HIV care in the U.S. South

A multidisciplinary study examines how modifiable system-level factors affect quality of HIV care and health outcomes in 16 Southern states.

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E-cigarette advertising’s impact on youth

Study wants to inform policy on e-cigarette marketing to youth.

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Understanding caregiver burden in cancer

Multisite study aims to identify ways to provide support to families.

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Novel approaches to weight loss

REACH Trial is the first large-scale randomized controlled trial to investigate behavioral weight loss programs designed specifically for emerging adults.

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Community-­led wellness project in Petersburg

Community is involved in the project to help residents with their health and wellness journey. 

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Cancer trial communications

Clinical trials have resulted in enormous strides in cancer patient treatment in the past 30 years, leading to advanced care and — even better —more cancer survivors.

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The ACA and hospital utilization

Safety net hospitals are often the go-to healthcare resource for low-income and uninsured patients.
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Analyzing Accountable Care Organizations

ACOs are legal entities made up of providers who work together to manage and coordinate care for Medicare patients.
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Public health insurance coverage

Medicaid coverage may affect the rate of women seeking breast and cervical screenings.
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Navigating health insurance choices

Uninsured Virginians face hurdles in choosing healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act. 
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