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Vape pen in front of X-ray of patient's lungs

Should we consider vaping to be friend or foe?

Dr. Jennifer McClure discusses the rise in deaths and injuries associated with vaping and what you should know about this risk.



Outreach is for people on the outside

Dr. Greg Simon calls for patient engagement that finds those who are disconnected and discouraged.

birnbaum award


HOME Trial Team wins 2019 Birnbaum Award

Interdisciplinary group shows that home-based HPV tests can boost cervical cancer screening for women at high risk.

Our research

We study health and health care as it happens in everyday settings by everyday people, producing results that are built to work in the real world. We share our results in the public domain to benefit people everywhere.