Pablo Monsivais

WSU Covid Tracker Allows Urban, Rural County Comparisons

Jul 30, 2020
WSU College of Medicine

It’s not hard to track coronavirus statistics from around the country. The states of Washington and Idaho and several local health districts make Covid data available on their websites.

But one site created by Washington State University researchers sorts that information so you can compare Covid information from rural and urban areas.

WSU Study Looks At Who Is More Likely To Die Early

Feb 4, 2020
Doug Nadvornick/SPR

Washington State University researchers say people in low-income neighborhoods are more likely to die early — that is, younger than 65 — than people who live in more affluent neighborhoods.

Dr. Pablo Monsivais and his team examine health disparities between people in different segments of society. In this case, they were interested in why some people die earlier than others.

Doug Nadvornick/SPR

Today on the Inland Journal podcast, researchers around the country are finding there are often links between socio-economic status and health. Families with more means are more able to afford better quality food, for example, and to have better recreational opportunities. Families with fewer means often live in areas where they don’t have access to fresh, high quality food. Often, their diets are, by economic necessity, higher in carbohydrates, fats and calories.

WSU researchers recently released a study that reinforces some of those points.

Courtesy Spokane Regional Health District

Researchers around the country are finding there are often links between socio-economic status and health. WSU researchers have found a similar story in Spokane. They recently released a study that includes basic data collected by the Spokane School District.