Dr. Coker's research interests include quality of life issues for middle-
aged and older adults who are experiencing chronic illness and for their
family caregivers. Her multidisciplinary education and strong clinical
background support new interests in the development ...
Welcome to the Division of Public Health Sciences of Wake Forest University School of
Medicine. This web site is designed to provide you with a general overview of the teaching,
research and community outreach initiatives of our group.
During our relatively short history, our group has grown to include more than 250 individuals including greater than 50 faculty. We bring a public health perspective to our medical environment. Our focus is to identify strategies to enhance public health and disease prevention. Read More »
Scientific Currents - February 2015 Looking AHEAD: Does Making Mid-Life Behavioral
Changes Lead to Improved Health Later in Life? Read Full Article »
PHS Professor Mark Hall, JD, Elected to Institute of Medicine Membership It is our pleasure to inform you that our faculty colleague, Professor Mark Hall, JD, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. One of the nation's leading scholars specializing in law, health care delivery, economics and bioethics, he holds appointments in the Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Division of Public Health Sciences, and Wake Forest University School of Law. More Information »
Intensive Weight Loss Intervention in Older Individuals: Results from the Action for Health in Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Trial Dr. Espeland recently published a paper titled: 'Intensive weight loss intervention in older individuals: results from the Action for Health in Diabetes Type 2 diabetes mellitus trial' in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. More Information »
HRT Shrinks the Brain
Washington Post, United States
By Amanda Gardner MONDAY, Jan. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Two studies looking at the same group of women found that while hormone therapy is linked with brain... full article »