MPH@GW Blog


What’s the Effect of Guilt Appeal?

The answer to that question may depend on where the guilt appeal is coming from. Monique Turner’s recent article, “The Effects of Guilt-Appeal Intensity on Persuasive and Emotional Outcomes: The Moderating Role of Sponsor Motive,” explores how an ad’s intention can affect people’s reaction to its message.

How Bacteria Build Resistance at the Cellular Level

Bacterial cells, not people, become resistant to antibiotics. MPH@GW worked with The Antibiotic Resistance Action Center (ARAC) at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University to create a series of graphics that illustrates the interaction between antibiotics and bacterial cells within your body.

Health and Data: Weighing the Future of Wearable Technology

While the line "You are what you eat" holds true regarding the impact of nutrition on personal health, a new phrase may become a more accurate predictor of your well-being: “You are what you wear.” Guest contributor Amit Chitre explores some potential benefits and concerns of wearable technology, health data and patient privacy.

MPH Student Earns Two Master’s Degrees Simultaneously

Dhruv Sethi, a student from Richmond, Virginia, just graduated from the online MPH@GW program in May 2017. We spoke with Sethi to learn more about his long-term career goals, why he chose the online MPH@GW program, and what he does to achieve life balance.

Medical Data Breaches: The Latest Health Care Epidemic

10 of the worst hospital data breaches

In recent years, there have been so many news stories about medical records being stolen that many patients now fear their confidential information is no longer safe. Health care data has become an attractive prize for cyber thieves. Guest contributor Paul Cerrato, the author of "Protecting Patient Information," discusses medical data breaches, HIPAA compliance, and advice for providers about preventive security measures.