Cochrane Review Co-Authored by ICHP Associate Director Ranks as Top Download for 2014

Published: February 16th, 2015

Category: News

A recent Cochrane Review examining the most effective policies for promoting health in schools, which was co-authored by Kelli A. Komro, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Health Outcomes & Policy, has been ranked as the third most downloaded Cochrane Review for 2014.

The review, published online in April 2014, uses the World Health Organization’s Health Promoting Schools framework to assess programs’ abilities to improve the health and well-being of students as well as their academic achievement. Using cluster-randomized controlled trials, the research team analyzed the three main components of the HPS framework: changing the school’s social or physical environment, including health education in the curriculum, and involving students’ families or the local community.

The research team also included Rebecca Langford, Ph.D., research associate in the School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol; Christopher P. Bonell, Ph.D., professor of sociology and social policy in the Department of Childhood, Families and Health at the Institute of Education, University of Oxford; Hayley E. Jones, Ph.D., statistical research fellow in the School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol; Theodora Pouliou, Ph.D., research officer in the Institute of Life Science, Swansea University; Simon M. Murphy, Ph.D., professor of public health improvement in the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University; Elizabeth Waters, Ph.D., professor in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne; Lisa F. Gibbs, Ph.D., professor in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne; Dr. Daniel Magnus, Tutor in the School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol; and Rona Campbell, Ph.D., professor of public health research in the School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol.