Second-Year Student Publishes Article in Preventive Medicine Journal

Congratulations to Stephanie Hopp, MS, MHS, a second-year ACOM student.  Hopp’s article, “Medical diagnoses of heat wave-related hospital admissions in older adults” was just accepted for publication in the journal Preventive Medicine.

Hopp and her co-authors from the T.H. Chan Harvard School of Public Health and the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Reasearch Institute looked at a national cohort of 23.7 million Medicare enrollees from 1999-2010.  They identified 11 diagnoses, including heat stroke, sunstroke, and fluid and electrolyte disorders, with a higher risk of hospital admissions on heat wave days.

Congratulations, Stephanie!