During my first years of graduate school - either in an intro class or in social epidemiology - I learned about a study that showed the effects of stress on physical health. In the research study, the researchers infused the influenza virus into the noses of two groups - one group suffering from chronic stress (or maybe depression) and the other group mentally healthy. Then they watched to see who got the flu. The stressed/depressed group were more likely to get the flu than the unstressed group.
Alas, I can no longer remember the authors' names, and going back through my archived class notes is yielding nothing of use. I'm trying to use this study as an example in a lecture I am giving to a psychology class, but I cannot find it! Anyone know what I'm talking about?
Does anyone have any information on the Colorado School of Public Health? I've been accepted to their Global Health & Health Disparities program, and based on the info on the school's site it looks pretty interesting, but I cannot find anything at all online from current/former students. Based on the curriculum/cost/location it's my top choice right now, but the lack of information from sources other than the school itself is making me kind of nervous. If anyone knows anything about the school, or anyone who's gone there, please let me know!
I'm trying to find a career path. I've always had a fondness for epidemiology, but my perception has been that a lot of the career options involve running studies. In college I was a research assistant for an MPH person who was doing data stuff (collection, analysis) for some studies, and while I think it's super-awesome that data is collected and analyzed and used to draw conclusions and answer interesting questions, the day-to-day stuff seems boring and slow-moving- there's a lot of delayed gratification and I don't think that would work for me. (Surveillance and things where the data is used more immediately sounds a bit more interesting to me.)
Are there career options that are a bit more...engaging? Epi people - what is your day-to-day like? I know people often work for health departments, but what do they *do* most of the day?
I am to make a smoking cessation packet/sample bag sort of thing at my place of employment for people who just found out that they may have cancer from smoking. I am hoping, of course, for it to be as effective as possible.
What kind of advice can you guys give me for this project?